Andrianne Payson serves as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of SUEZ in North America. In this capacity she oversees in-house attorneys and support staff and all legal activities related to the company’s water and recycling and recovery operations. This includes contract review and negotiation, acquisitions, litigation management, 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 served as 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, as well as The Best Lawyers in America in 2016. She was also named a 2017 Energy and Environmental Trailblazer by the National Law Journal.
Andrianne is a member of the Energy Bar Association and serves on the board of Children’s Learning Centers of Fairfield County in Stamford, CT.
Andrianne holds a B.S. in public accounting from City University of New York and a J.D. from Cornell Law School.