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Neil H. Butterklee

Adjunct Faculty

Management: Strategy and Entrepreneurship

B.A., M.S., M.B.A., J.D.


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Neil H. Butterklee, J.D. is engaged in the private practice of law focusing on energy law, business law, and estate planning. Mr. Butterklee recently retired as an Associate General Counsel in the Con Edison Law Department where he managed Con Edison’s federal regulatory practice group. Among his accomplishments at Con Edison was his work in the establishment of New York’s energy markets and the corporation that administers them, the creation of NY Transco, a company focused on building and owning electric transmission facilities, and his representation of Con Edison in the PG&E bankruptcy. Mr. Butterklee has successfully represented Con Edison in litigation and settlement proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the New York Public Service Commission and in appellate litigation before the D.C., 1st, and 9th Circuit Courts of Appeal.

Mr. Butterklee serves in many roles at Stony Brook University including as an adjunct professor teaching business law and business communications, the president-elect of the Stony Brook Alumni Association, a member of the College of Business Dean’s Advisory Board, and as a donor. Mr. Butterklee previously taught fencing at Stony Brook University while he was a graduate student.

Mr. Butterklee received his J.D. Degree Cum Laude from New York Law School in 1992, which he attended on full scholarship and where he was an Editor of the New York Law School Law Review. Mr. Butterklee also received an M.B.A. in Finance from Adelphi University (1987), an M.S. in Urban and Policy Sciences from Harriman College (the precursor to the College of Business) at Stony Brook University (1982) and a B.A. in Political Science also from Stony Brook University (1980). Mr. Butterklee is admitted to practice law in New York, Connecticut, and in several federal appellate courts, including the United States Supreme Court.

Mr. Butterklee has co-authored several articles on Market Power and Bankruptcy. His articles have often been cited in decisions of the FERC and in law journals. He has also published several articles on animal law and home construction. He has been a frequent speaker at bar association and energy industry conferences focusing on electric energy markets and bankruptcy law. Mr. Butterklee serves as a judge in the ABA’s and New York Law School’s annual moot court competitions.

Teaching: Legal Environment of Business
Electric Energy Markets
Business Communications