Vice President, Business Development and Chief Legal Officer
Stephen Filler leads business development and is Chief Legal Officer for Joule Assets, where he oversees Joule's legal services and resources. He develops contracts, filings, and agreements. He is also responsible for protecting Joule's intellectual property. He co-manages Joule Community Power, the Company's Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) division; and his filings include a successful petition to the NY Public Service Commission implementing the first CCA program in NY.
Steve practiced law for two decades prior to joining Joule, both in private practice and in-house, where his clients included clean tech, technology, and start-up companies. He previously served as Director of Corporate Development for a photovoltaic manufacturer. He co-founded and serves on the Board of Directors of CSRHub, LLC, a web-based ratings service that evaluates the corporate social responsibility performance of nearly 5,000 companies. He also serves on the Board of Local Farms Fund, a community impact farmland investment fund that invests in local and sustainable farms. He was a long-term member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, one of the first environmental non-profits in the U.S., where he also served as Environmental Action Chair.
Steve earned a J.D., cum laude, from Boston University School of Law, where he was a Paul J. Liacos Distinguished Scholar; and a B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis.