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Andrianne Payson serves as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of SUEZ North America. She is responsible for all legal activities related to the company’s water and recycling and recovery operations. This includes contract review and negotiation, acquisitions, litigation management, insurance, project development, and corporate compliance. Andrianne is also secretary of SUEZ North America’s board of directors and serves as the company’s Ethics Officer.
Prior to joining SUEZ, Andrianne was a partner and the United States Co-Chair for DLA Piper’s Energy-Power Sector. In this role, she represented energy industry clients, including utilities, project developers and equity investors, on a variety of transactions in the U.S., Africa and the Caribbean.
Andrianne’s experience includes acquisitions and sales of energy assets, including conventional power generation and renewable energy, and infrastructure development projects. In addition to her legal experience, she is a Certified Public Accountant and was previously an auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where she audited investor-owned utilities in New York and Connecticut.
In 2014, 2015 and 2016 she was recognized by The Legal 500 United States in the area of finance: project finance, as well as The Best Lawyers in America in 2016. She was also named a 2017 Energy and Environmental Law Trailblazer by the National Law Journal.
Andrianne serves on Cornell Law School’s Advisory Council and is a member of the President’s Council of Cornell Women.
Andrianne holds a B.S. in public accounting from City University of New York and a J.D. from Cornell Law School.