Jessica Ansert Klami works with Young/Sommer at the forefront of New York energy issues including siting and development strategies for energy projects, with experience developing wind, solar, hydroelectric, biomass and electric and gas transmission projects, as well as emerging technologies, such as battery storage systems and distributed generation technologies. Over the last decade, Young/Sommer’s experience has resulted in the permitting of over 1100 MW of renewable energy generation in New York. Jessica is well-versed both in the requirements of key environmental and energy permitting programs and in the nuances of the New York environmental and energy review process under such laws as the New York Public Service Law (“PSL”), Article 10 and VII, the New York State Environmental Conservation Law (“ECL”), and the State Environmental Quality Review Act (“SEQRA”).
Jessica is also a dedicated and driven litigation attorney with over nine years’ experience in civil litigation and administrative hearings. Comfortable with of all aspects of civil litigation, from client intake through trial, including memos, appearances, depositions, discovery and motions. Admitted to practice law in New York and the Northern District of New York.
Jessica graduated Cum Laude from Albany Law School in 2009 and was admitted to practice in 2010. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Political Science from Rutgers University in 2005. Prior to joining Young Sommer, Jessica worked as an attorney with the law firm of Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP where she gained invaluable experience as a litigator. Jessica has extensive civil litigation experience in State and Federal Court and is proficient in all aspects of litigation. While in law school she also interned with New York State Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation, Albany Housing Authority, and the Empire Justice Center.
New York, 2010
U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York, 2010
Albany Law School of Union University, Albany, NY J.D., Cum Laude
Law Review: Government Law Review, Editor 2008-2009
President, Albany Law School Pro Bono Society
Awards and Recognition
Kurt Clobridge Memorial Award – 2010
Rising Star – Super Lawyers 2015, 2016, and 2017
Professional Associations and Memberships
New York State Bar Association, Member
Capital District Women’s Bar Association, Member
Albany County Bar Association, Member
Shaker Heritage Society, President of the Board of Trustees
Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP, Attorney, 2009-2016
Empire Justice Center, Law Clerk, 2007-2009
NYS Parks, Rec., and Historic Preservation, Law Clerk 2008
Albany Housing Authority, Law Clerk 2008
Family Violence Litigation Clinic, Clinical Intern 2008
Legal Assistant Information
Megan Gillespie, 518-438-9907 x. 229