May 09, 2017

Tracey L. Mancini
Marketing Communications Manager
(716) 847-8340


– Former National Grid Director will lead Phillips Lytle Energy Consulting –

Buffalo, N.Y. – Phillips Lytle LLP named Dennis W. Elsenbeck Head of Energy and Sustainability to lead Phillips Lytle Energy Consulting, a newly created service offered by the firm. Mr. Elsenbeck will be based in the firm’s Buffalo office, and will provide consulting services to clients in all eight offices across the firm’s footprint.

Prior to joining Phillips Lytle, Mr. Elsenbeck served as Director of Stakeholder and Policy for National Grid U.S. Operations. He brings more than 30 years of experience in the energy industry to Phillips Lytle. Mr. Elsenbeck’s background includes experience in the three key areas of the energy industry – supply, delivery and demand – bringing a unique perspective in ensuring alignment of market needs, applied technology and sustainable energy policy.

“Any time we can add new, valuable perspectives from a veteran industry insider, it is to the benefit of our clients,” said David P. Flynn, Phillips Lytle partner and practice team leader for the firm’s Energy and Environment Practice Teams. “Dennis has unparalleled energy industry knowledge and contacts, and will be a tremendous asset for our wide range of sophisticated clients.”

“Phillips Lytle’s Energy Practice Team is among the best in the business, with a very diverse, high caliber client base,” said Mr. Elsenbeck. “Energy is a rapidly changing industry. I look forward to working with the firm’s attorneys on a number of initiatives, and to being a resource for clients as they navigate the complex policies and regulations surrounding the energy industry.”

Phillips Lytle Energy Consulting will provide resources in a variety of areas including: ƒ

  • Project Development and Transactional Support ƒ
  • Regulatory Counseling and Advocacy ƒ
  • Municipal Consulting ƒ
  • Procurement Consulting ƒ
  • Litigation Support

“We have an opportunity to develop the market’s voice in the policy conversation,” said Mr. Elsenbeck. “The market stakeholders, technology innovators and policy makers need to be working in lock step to achieve synergy in the creation of a well-organized, cohesive energy plan that makes sense for all stakeholders.”

Mr. Elsenbeck received his Master’s in Engineering from University at Buffalo, as well as his Master’s in Business Administration from University of Rochester. He received a Bachelor’s of Technology from SUNY Institute of Technology

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