Speakers

Nicholas Preservati

Nicholas Preservati

  • Title: Director
  • Company: WV Economic Development

Nick currently serves as the Director of the West Virginia Office of Energy and the Executive Director of the West Virginia Public Energy Authority. He began his legal career in Chicago, where he worked for the AmLaw 200 firm Hinshaw & Culbertson. He then served as Regional Counsel for American Electric Power before starting his own boutique-law firm in Charleston, WV, focusing on energy litigation. For over a decade, he served as a managing member and general counsel for multiple energy companies, including CNP Properties, LLC, Met Resources, LLC, and Onyx Energy, LLC.

He has received an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale Hubbell, which is the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards, reflecting the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and Judiciary. He has been nominated by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Energy Law and Natural Resources and has been recognized as one of America's leading lawyers for Energy Law by Chambers USA.

Nick obtained his Master of Science Degree in Energy Policy and Climate in 2021 from Johns Hopkins University, graduating summa cum laude. He received his Juris Doctorate from Loyola University School of Law - Chicago in 1997 and his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Notre Dame in 1994.

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