Until the end of 2019, Elizabeth D. Moore was Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Consolidated Edison, Inc., one of the nation’s largest investor-owned energy companies, with approximately $13 billion in annual revenue and $47 billion in assets. Ms. Moore served on the boards of its two subsidiaries, Con Edison Clean Energy Businesses, Inc. (ranked in the top tier among solar energy producers in North America) and Con Edison Transmission, Inc., investing in electric and gas transmission projects.
Ms. Moore advised the company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer as a member of the company’s corporate leadership team. She was responsible for the day-to-day operation of the approximately 80 attorney/200 employee Law Department, including the litigation, regulatory services, corporate secretary and business ethics and compliance groups.
In this role, Ms. Moore created a high-performing, flexible work culture enabling the recruitment and development of the next generation of diverse leaders. The Law Department modernized its technology platform, driving greater productivity and efficiency and increasing support for the company’s compliance and enterprise risk programs.
Recognizing the need to provide targeted support for strategic business initiatives, she embedded attorneys in the working groups for these projects.
In October 2020, Ms. Moore was appointed to the Board of Southwest Power Pool, Inc., a regional transmission operator serving entities in 14 western states.
Prior to joining Con Edison in May 2009, Ms. Moore was a partner at Nixon Peabody LLP and served in the administration of former New York Governor Mario Cuomo for 12 years, culminating as Counsel to the Governor from 1991 to 1994.
She earned a law degree from St. John’s University and holds a Bachelor of Science from the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University. Ms. Moore served on Cornell’s Board of Trustees for 14 years and in 2013 was elected Trustee Emeritus. She received the Board’s highest recognition when elected Presidential Councilor and received the Frank H. T. Rhodes Exemplary Alumni Service Award.
In 2019, Black Enterprise named Ms. Moore one of the “Most Powerful Women in Corporate America.” In 2015, Ms. Moore was named to the Savoy list of “2015 Top Black Lawyers” and to the Lawyers of Color “Fourth Annual Power List”. In 2013, Ms. Moore received the 11th Annual Ida B. Wells-Barnett Justice Award from the New York County Lawyers’ Association and the Metropolitan Black Bar Association. Ms. Moore was also honored by The Network Journal as one of the “25 Influential Black Women in Business” and was recognized as a “Leader for a New Century” by the Association of Black Women Attorneys.