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Prominent D.C. Energy Group Joins Davis Wright Tremaine and Solidifies National Industry Team

February 5, 2020 GMT
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Prominent D.C. Energy Group Joins Davis Wright Tremaine and Solidifies National Industry Team
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Prominent D.C. Energy Group Joins Davis Wright Tremaine and Solidifies National Industry Team

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 5, 2020--

How does an Am Law 100 firm celebrate six straight years of record financial results, capped by a 10% jump in revenue in 2019? For Davis Wright Tremaine, the answer was simple: start fast in 2020. Today, DWT announced that a nationally recognized, six-lawyer energy group has joined its Washington, D.C. office. They provide a geographic bookend to the firm’s market-leading West Coast practice.

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Sean Atkins (Photo: Business Wire)

“Adding a broad-based energy team in D.C. with a strong FERC practice has been a strategic priority for us and is a great new benefit for our clients,” said Vid Prabhakaran, chair of Davis Wright Tremaine’s energy practice group. “The geographic and substantive scope, scale and depth we now have position us to serve clients at the highest levels.”

The group comes to DWT from Alston & Bird and is led by partners Sean Atkins and Michael Kunselman. It includes former senior Federal Energy Regulatory Commission executive Andrea Wolfman, who spent 24 years at the commission and led its Enforcement Office. In addition, the group provides significant depth with the additions of counsel Jamil Nasir and Bradley Miliauskas, associate Michael Kellermann, and several staff. They bring extensive experience before FERC, as well as transactional and litigation strength, to complement DWT’s broad energy regulatory and transactional practice in California, New York and the Pacific Northwest. With the addition of the new team, DWT’s energy group numbers nearly 40 lawyers.

“We are thrilled to join DWT’s exceptional energy practice, and we share its vision of helping clients navigate the opportunities and challenges of the future,” said Atkins. “We were attracted to DWT’s open, entrepreneurial and supportive culture, commitment to excellence, and focus on building market-leading, multi-practice, national industry teams that deliver results. The firm’s success in recent years validates this approach.”

This is the firm’s third significant lateral addition of 2020. David Gossett, the former deputy general counsel of the Federal Communications Commission, joined the D.C. office and the newly created products counseling team in its technology industry practice. Matt Diggs, a veteran federal prosecutor, joined DWT in Seattle from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Washington, bringing depth to the firm’s white-collar litigation team and its healthcare industry practice.

DWT’s strategic focus on building national industry teams has contributed to its recent run of success. Since 2014, the firm has outperformed the vast majority of the Am Law 100 on key performance metrics. In 2019, the firm saw growth of nearly 10% in revenue, 9% in revenue per lawyer, and 7% in profits per partner, significantly exceeding industry averages.

Biographical details:

Sean Atkins

Michael Kunselman

Andrea Wolfman

Jamil Nasir

Bradley Miliauskas

Michael Kellermann

About Davis Wright Tremaine

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is a national law firm with more than 550 lawyers representing clients based throughout the United States and around the world. For more information, visit www.dwt.com.

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KEYWORD: DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA WASHINGTON UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: OTHER ENERGY LEGAL UTILITIES OIL/GAS COAL ALTERNATIVE ENERGY ENERGY PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

SOURCE: Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

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