Venable LLP added four attorneys in Baltimore, increasing the size of its litigation, regulatory, environmental and energy practices there.
The four were previously with the firm Saul Ewing LLP, Venable said in a statement.
J. Joseph “Max” Curran III and William DuBois joined as partners. Christopher Gunderson is of counsel to the firm’s commercial-litigation practice, and Jessica Raba joins as an associate in the regulatory group.
Curran, a former commissioner with Maryland’s Public Service Commission, and Dubois, an energy and environmental attorney, represent energy, utility, telecommunications and water companies in regulatory matters before the commission. They also have advised clients in energy sector mergers.
During his six-year term at the commission, Curran played a role in policy making. Dubois represents energy companies in environmental matters before state and federal agencies.
Gunderson represents institutional and corporate clients in litigation and regulatory matters, the firm said.