Mary E. Burgess, Phillips Lytle Special Counsel

Mary E. Burgess

Special Counsel
(518) 618-1221
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Ms. Burgess focuses her practice in the energy and telecommunications sectors. She has extensive experience handling regulatory proceedings and investigations of issues related to telecommunications network reliability and security before the New York Public Service Commission. In addition, Ms. Burgess’ background includes advising business units on legal issues regarding data security, cyber breaches, regulatory compliance and corporate governance. Ms. Burgess previously served as Staff Counsel in the Department of Public Service.

Admitted to Practice

  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York


  • Albany Law School of Union University, J.D., 1990
  • College of the Holy Cross, B.A., 1987

Present Activities

  • Bernard & Millie Duker Children’s Hospital at Albany Medical Center, Fundraising Committee, Member
  • Center for Disability Services
    • Foundation Board of Directors, Member
    • Siro’s Cup Fundraising Event, Founding Committee, Member

Past Activities

  • St. Margaret’s Center, Governing Board of Directors, 2007-2012