As General Counsel and Executive Vice President of Regulatory affairs, Robyn and her team spend a significant amount of their time representing Great Eastern client’s interests in rate case proceedings, regulatory proceedings and special case projects in multiple jurisdictions. She has advocated for several of GEE’s clients, and through her professional testimony has been successful in reducing overall operating costs by creating special rate classifications that benefit the bottom line of GEE’s clients.
Robyn spent the first 15 years of her legal career as a litigator in both the federal and state courts, later taking that experience to found and become managing partner of Tancer & Muskat, a general practice firm in NYC. After selling the firm in 1999, Robyn took a break from the practice of law to become a legal recruiter with AKA Associates. With a focus on in-house placement, she worked extensively in recruiting legal associates for energy industry companies. It was at AKA Associates where she began to develop a special interest in the Energy industry. In 5 years of legal recruiting, Robyn developed significant insight into the legal and regulatory needs of the energy industry and was regarded as a top recruiter of energy legal professionals. After a short stint in aiding with the development of a family business, Robyn joined Great Eastern Energy as General Counsel in 2009.
Initially Robyn was tasked with oversight for all HR, legal issues and general legal matters for Great Eastern, but in short order she engaged in representing the company in many PSC rate cases and regulatory issues. Robyn received her B.A. in Social Sciences from Ohio State University and her J.D. from the Washington College of Law at American University. With the company’s encouragement and support, she also attained a Master of Jurisprudence in Energy Law, graduating with GPA of 4.0. She is a Member in Good Standing of the New York State Bar.