Volunteer Impact

Charles Zielinski

  • Charles Zielinski

Legal expert Charles Zielinski recently volunteered his expertise with VEGA Member International Senior Lawyers Project (ISLP) for a project reviewing the electricity regulations on behalf of a country in Central Asia. Mr. Zielinski has worked in energy and telecommunications law for over 35 years, and currently works Of Counsel at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, where he focuses his practice on the legal and policy issues presented by economic, safety and environmental regulation of the telecommunication and energy industries. Mr. Zielinski has worked with the Federal Communications Commission, the New York State Public Service Commission, the New York State Board on Electric Generation Siting and the Environment, the New York State Task Force on Telecommunications Policy, and the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissions (NARUC).

Mr. Zielinski applied his exceptional expertise in economic, safety and environmental regulation to his volunteer assignment with ISLP. Mr. Zielinski reviewed, analyzed and prepared comments on four separate electric power regulations. He also evaluated two separate laws referenced in the regulations. Mr. Zielinski’s contributions to the project have been critical in helping the project increase energy security and electrification for the region. This is of particular importance in Central Asia where energy security is a priority because it broadens the parameters for further industrialization and economic development within these countries.