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Areas of Practice



Dina L. Vespia


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

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.

In the not-for-profit and education law area, Ms. Vespia assists educational institutions and other not-for-profit and tax-exempt organizations with a variety of legal matters, such as academic and student affairs; accommodations for the disabled; administrative proceedings; affiliations; campus safety and security (e.g., the Clery Act); codes of conduct; construction; contract review and negotiation; discrimination and harassment (e.g., Title IX); federal and state legal compliance (e.g., FERPA, New York’s Non-Profit Revitalization Act); internal grievance and disciplinary procedures; and policy development and implementation.

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

Past Experience

Ms. Vespia has years of experience supporting the firm’s clients; she began her career working in the firm’s Banking department, assisting with commercial and residential real estate matters while earning her law degree.

Professional & Community Activities

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

Honors & Awards

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