Justin E. Driscoll
Justin Driscoll serves as the New York Power Authority’s executive vice president and general counsel. As EVP and general counsel he serves as the chief legal officer of the Authority, and is responsible for advising and representing the Authority in all legal matters. His duties include providing legal and policy advice to the Chairman, Trustees, President and Senior Management. He also supervises the activities of the Corporate Secretary and the Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer.
Before joining NYPA, Driscoll was engaged in private practice for over 30 years, most recently at Brown & Weinraub PLLC. While in private practice, he represented state agencies and authorities in all types of litigated matters. Agencies he has represented include the State Dormitory Authority and the State Insurance Fund.
Driscoll also has a successful record of defending clients before various investigative bodies, including the New York State Attorney General, the Medicaid Inspector General, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, the New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics, and the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
His government service consists of three years as law secretary in Civil and Supreme Court, New York County, and he is the former general counsel for the New York State Housing Finance Agency, and the State of New York Mortgage Agency.
A 1977 graduate of American University in Washington D.C. with a bachelor’s degree from the School of Public Affairs, he received his law degree in 1981 from the New York Law School and attended the New York University School of Law L.L.M. Program in trade regulation.