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Areas of Practice



Dina L. Vespia


Dina L. Vespia is a partner in the firm’s Corporate Department, where she works primarily in the firm’s Not-for-Profit and Education Law and Energy practice areas.

In the not-for-profit and education law area, Ms. Vespia advises educational institutions, including colleges, universities, and secondary schools, and other not-for-profit organizations on a wide variety of legal matters, such as: academic and student affairs; federal and state regulatory reporting and compliance (e.g., FERPA, Title IV, New York Education Law Article 129-B); institutional and programmatic accreditation and periodic review; financial aid; charter petitions to the New York State Board of Regents; program registration; discrimination and harassment (e.g., Title IX); policy development and implementation; internal grievance and disciplinary procedures; campus safety and security (e.g., the Clery Act); and contract review and negotiation.

In the energy regulatory area, Ms. Vespia’s work involves all types of regulatory issues, including representation of energy service companies before various public service commissions; regulatory compliance; gas and electric industry restructuring and competition issues; rulemakings; general marketing matters; and unfair trade practice issues. Her practice also includes tax matters affecting utilities and energy service companies, such as gross receipts taxes; state and local sales and use taxes; and related tax matters.

Ms. Vespia’s corporate practice also includes corporate formation and dissolution; mergers and acquisitions; contract drafting, review, and negotiation; and general legal compliance.

Professional & Community Activities

  • Member, National Association of College and University Attorneys 
  • Member, New York State Bar Association
  • Member, New York City Bar Association

Honors & Awards

  • New York Law School John Marshall Harlan Scholar
  • New York Law School Law Review

News & Speaking Engagements