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Greenberg Traurig Expands Energy Practice In Northeast; Adds John DeTore In Boston

BOSTON – Jan. 25, 2018 – Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP has added John DeTore to its Boston office as a shareholder in the firm’s growing Energy & Natural Resources Practice.

DeTore’s practice encompasses all aspects of energy project development. He has worked on numerous major energy projects involving billions of dollars in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New York. DeTore has also participated in regulatory proceedings before state and federal agencies. His appellate experience includes 11 cases before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.

Among DeTore’s achievements is obtaining all regulatory approvals for the three most recent large power plants in Massachusetts. He also represented the first three power plant projects to be permitted by the Massachusetts Energy Facilities Siting Board and the first merchant power plant to be licensed in Massachusetts. Based on these matters, the board modified their standards to meet the needs of these types of facilities.

“We are continuously elevating the value we offer clients by way of top-tier practitioners in energy project development. John’s addition to our national and global Energy & Natural Resources Practice is part of that strategy for the practice,” said Kenneth M. Minesinger, co-chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Energy & Natural Resources Practice.

“Perhaps earlier than most, we recognized the value of growing this practice strategically in Boston. We are proud of what we have done. One of the results is having someone with John’s experience and reputation join our team,” said Terence P. McCourt, managing shareholder of the law firm’s Boston office.

Most recently joining the Energy Practice in Greenberg Traurig’s Boston office were Gregory K. Lawrence and Thomas O. Lemon. Lawrence focuses his practice on the electricity and natural gas industries. Lemon previously worked as an attorney-advisor in the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) Office of Enforcement. He focuses his practice on litigation and regulation in the energy sector.

“I am very familiar and have worked with members of this team; the respect they command in the marketplace is just one of the many reasons I chose to come to Greenberg Traurig. Additionally, the firm’s footprint and culture will allow me to offer something more to my clients, while presenting opportunities for me to participate in the group’s winning strategy,” DeTore said.

DeTore received his J.D. from Boston College Law School and his B.A. from Harvard College.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Energy and Natural Resources Practice
Greenberg Traurig’s Energy and Natural Resources Practice brings together attorneys from across the firm and around the globe who provide advice to clients on important aspects of their business and the energy and natural resources world. The attorneys’ knowledge and experience (including wide-ranging in-house and governmental experience) within many segments of the energy and natural resources industry – coupled with our transactional, regulatory and litigation capabilities – enable them to develop and implement energy and natural resources-related legal strategies throughout the U.S., and in international markets including Latin America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.

The team is known for its broad-ranging representation of upstream and midstream energy companies as well as renewable energy companies and traditional power generation companies. The Energy and Natural Resources practice is further distinguished by lawyers with substantial FERC experience and extensive energy finance representations. Several of the firm’s energy attorneys are former General Counsel at energy industry companies, and provide a valuable business perspective for our energy clients across the globe. Greenberg Traurig's Global Energy Practice has expanded significantly in Latin America and Europe with the establishment of our Mexico City and Warsaw offices.

The firm’s E2 Environmental and Energy Law blog offers insights and analysis of new environmental and energy legislation, regulations, cases, policies and trends, with a focus on relevant business opportunities and risks.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has more than 2,000 attorneys in 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, was named the largest firm in the U.S. by Law360 in 2017, and is among the Top 20 on the 2017 Am Law Global 100. Web: Twitter: @GT_Law.