Noah C. Shaw

Noah Shaw was appointed as general counsel and secretary of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) on September 22, 2014. NYSERDA is a public benefit corporation that advances innovative energy solutions to improve New York State’s economy and environment.

Work History

Before joining NYSERDA, Mr. Shaw served as senior advisor to the general counsel at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). In that role, he worked closely with the Secretary and his staff, as well as other DOE senior management and officials, advising on a broad range of issues. He was a member of the Energy Finance Working Group and the Secretary’s Climate Action Plan team; in those roles, he worked within DOE and with interagency partners including the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and Council on Environmental Quality, the Department of the Treasury, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Office of Management and Budget to help provide market certainty and close funding gaps for renewable energy and energy efficiency projects.

Prior to DOE, Mr. Shaw was a senior litigation associate at the Boston office of Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo, PC, where he represented clients in complex business disputes concerning real estate, intellectual property, health care, employment, and financial fraud.


Mr. Shaw received a bachelor’s degree in American studies from Brandeis University and a juris doctor degree from Northeastern University School of Law.