Noah C. Shaw

Partner - New York

Noah Shaw

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As a partner in Foley Hoag's Energy & Climate practice, Noah guides market participants, government entities and others through the legal, regulatory and policy issues that make up the renewable energy economy's landscape. He concentrates on the renewable energy project development, contracting, acquisition, sustainable development and clean technology practices. 

Noah previously held the position of General Counsel and Secretary of the Board of Directors at the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). In this role, Noah was a senior member of New York State’s energy team and guided policy formation and designed program structures related to:

  • New York state's Clean Energy Standard, including design of the program and leading the negotiation of the state's multibillion-dollar Zero Emission Credit contracts
  • New York state’s Offshore Wind program, including leading all legal and regulatory work concerning contract design and compliance
  • Solicitations and contracts supporting the state's large-scale renewable energy credit program
  • New York State's Green Bank, including governance, compliance and related transactional matters
  • The NY-Sun solar program, and
  • Designing both the programmatic and regulatory frameworks for the state's electric vehicles, community solar, energy storage, Property Assessed Clean Energy, building efficiency and related initiatives
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  • Northeastern University School of Law, J.D., 2002
  • Brandeis University, B.A., 1998



Professional Experience

  • General Counsel and Secretary of the Board of Directors, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)
  • Senior Advisor to the General Counsel, U.S. Department of Energy


  • Member, Board of Directors: Adirondack Council (2019-present)
  • Member, Board of Directors: League of Conservation Voters – Capital District Chapter (2019-present)
  • Member, Board of Directors: Adirondack North Country Association (2019-present)
  • Member, Board of Directors: PACENation (2020-present)


  • Offshore Renewable Energy Internationalization Seminar (November 2020)
  • Solar & Storage Finance USA Virtual Summit (November 2020)
  • How to Leverage Renewable Energy for Sustainability Performance (June 2020)
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Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • Massachusetts

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court