Pierce Atwood Adds Power to Energy Practice

Nicholas Gladd joins firm as partner

Pierce Atwood is pleased to announce that experienced energy law attorney Nicholas Gladd has joined the firm’s D.C. and Portland offices.

Nic represents clients in complex transactional, regulatory, and litigation matters spanning the energy industry. He is experienced in structuring and negotiating commercial agreements for energy projects and operating assets, counseling on power market design and cost-of-service ratemaking, and representing clients before administrative agencies and appellate courts.

Prior to joining Pierce Atwood, Nic was of counsel in the Energy & Infrastructure practice in the Washington, D.C. office of Kirkland & Ellis. Before that, he held several high-level positions at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and served as legal advisor to FERC Chairman Kevin J. McIntyre and Commissioner Tony Clark.

Prior to joining Chairman McIntyre’s staff, Nic was a litigation attorney in FERC’s Solicitor’s Office, where he defended FERC in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and in U.S. district courts.

Nic has held a variety of leadership positions with the Energy Bar Association, and currently serves on its board of directors. He received his law degree magna cum laude from Vermont Law School, and his A.B. in International Environmental Policy from Bowdoin College.

Pierce Atwood Energy Practice Group Chair Jared S. des Rosiers stated, “Nic’s deep and broad energy law and litigation expertise will help us serve our growing roster of utilities, energy project developers, energy marketers, investors, and more. We are fortunate that Nic chose to bring his talent and expertise to Pierce Atwood, and we look forward to having him join our team of highly-skilled energy lawyers.”

Nic can be reached at ngladd@pierceatwood.com or 207-791-1208.