Regina M. Calcaterra, Esq.
Regina is an attorney working for the State of New York.
From November 2012 to March 2013, she served as Executive Director of Governor Cuomo’s Moreland Commission on Utility Storm Preparation and Response which investigated the response and preparation of New York’s power utility companies with respect to several major storms impacting the State including Hurricanes Sandy. The Commission issued two reports which identified options for restructuring the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA); put forth recommendations, that are now law, on strengthening the regulatory oversight of the NYS Public Service Commission; disclosed LIPA’s financial irregularities and lack of oversight and accountability; and provided policy recommendations on investment infrastructure, energy efficiency programs and consumer representation before the state’s utility regulatory body.
Regina’s state appointment rose from her position as Chief Deputy to Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone where she assisted him in managing the day-to-day operations of the county and managed the county’s response and immediate recovery to Superstorm Sandy.
The majority of Regina’s private sector experience was as a partner to Barrack, Rodos & Bacine, an internationally recognized securities litigation firm where she represented defrauded public and labor pension funds by recouping billions of dollars from those who committed corporate fraud on Wall Street. Combined she has twenty-five years in public and private sector experience.
For over a decade Regina served as a frequent commentator of policy and politics on Fox News, CNBC, Fox 5 and and also contributed op-eds to Newsday and other media outlets on national and local issues. She proudly serves as a board member to You Gotta Believe, an organization that works towards finding older foster children forever homes.
She is a graduate of SUNY New Paltz and Seton Hall University School of Law and is admitted to practice law in the State of New York, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Eastern and Southern US District Courts.