New York State Special Commission on Legislative, Judicial, & Executive Compensation

R. Nadine Fontaine


R. Nadine Fontaine is General Counsel to the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York, a statewide construction and financing public authority with a construction portfolio of over 1,000 projects valued at approximately $9 billion, conduit debt bond issuer of approximately $60 billion in bonds and notes, and other statutory program administration responsibilities. As DASNY’s Chief Legal Officer, Ms. Fontaine is responsible for the management and oversight of all activities of the DASNY’s Counsel’s Office, which also includes oversight of the Office of Professional Integrity, Office of Diversity & Inclusion, and the FOIL, Ethics, and the Real Property Divisions.

Ms. Fontaine has over twenty-nine years of combined legal experience, including litigation of complex commercial disputes in both state and federal courts and extensive governmental experience. She most recently served as the First Assistant Counsel to the Governor overseeing a team of assistant counsels, agency/authority general counsels and other legal team members. Prior thereto, she served as the Assistant Counsel to the Governor for Economic Development, Public Finance & Procurement and the Assistant Counsel for Human Services. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Sciences/Health & Society from the State University of New York at Stony Brook University and a Juris Doctor degree from Pace University School of Law. Ms. Fontaine is an appointee of the Governor.