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Devlyn Tedesco’s internship with the New York State Energy
Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has positioned her at the nexus of
the many companies, entrepreneurs, investors and researchers that comprise the
New York state renewable energy sector.
As a research and development business innovation intern,
Tedesco helped launch a platform to connect clean technology companies with
resources around the state, and she helped with other initiatives to support
the commercialization of renewable energy technology.
Tedesco also drafted an intellectual property guide for
renewable energy project managers to help them understand the impact of the Leahy-Smith
America Invents Act of 2011, which included some of the most significant
changes to the U.S. patent filing system in the past 60 years.
Working with the Government Law Center, Tedesco wrote the
paper “An Overview of the Venture Capital Process for Entrepreneurs,” part of
the center’s Entrepreneurial White Paper Series.
“Venture capital, in particular, can be confusing for
entrepreneurs who are focused on developing their technology,” said Tedesco,
who will graduate from Albany Law School in 2014. “It is a nuanced area, and it
is important to have the resources available to help guide these startups
through the process.”
As the Albany Government Law Review’s executive editor for
symposia, Tedesco also recently organized “Game of Drones: The Uses and
Potential Abuses of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in the U.S. and Abroad,” an event
that brought law professors, practicing attorneys and other experts to the law
school to discuss topics such as the use of drones for targeted killing,
domestic drone use, and drone journalism.
“Game of Drones” attracted significant media attention, with
coverage by The Wall Street Journal
and Associated Press, as well as several Capital Region print, radio and
Tedesco, who earned an MBA from Union Graduate College
through the joint degree program, has also interned with The Ayco Company, L.P., a Goldman Sachs Company; the
New York State Department of Public Service’s Office of General Counsel; and CG
Power Solutions USA Inc.
A Latham, N.Y., native, Tedesco attended the University of
Tennessee, where she graduated in two and a half years with a degree in German
language and literature before returning home to attend Albany Law School.
“I’m graduating at an exciting time, as the
Capital Region is really coming into its own as a hub for renewable energy and
clean technology,” said Tedesco. “I look forward to starting my law career