Pierce Atwood Adds Power to its Energy Practice

Joseph E. Donovan joins Washington, DC office

Pierce Atwood is pleased to announce that experienced energy regulatory and transactional attorney Joseph E. Donovan has joined the firm as partner in its Washington, D.C. office.

Joe advises renewable, natural gas, and other power generation developers, as well as electric transmission owners, interstate oil and natural gas pipeline owners and shippers, local gas utilities, landfill renewable gas and LNG project developers, and project financing entities. Joe also helps emerging businesses develop go-to-market strategies and capitalization efforts for new technologies in a wide range of industry sectors, including clean hydrogen energy, solar, energy storage, and more.

In 2021, Joe helped cofound the Transformer Manufacturing Association of America (TMAA), a new trade association supporting the domestic transformer manufacturing sector. In September 2022, Joe was named TMAA's executive director, leading its administrative function as well as its involvement in federal activities, including supporting the organization before the U.S. Departments of Energy and Commerce.

Joe serves on the Board of Directors of the International Center for Religion and Diplomacy, and is a highly-regarded author and speaker on a variety of energy and energy infrastructure issues. Prior to joining Pierce Atwood, Joe was a member in the Washington, D.C. office of a large international law firm. Joe received his J.D. from Washburn University School of Law.

Pierce Atwood Energy Practice Group Chair Jared des Rosiers stated, “We are fortunate that Joe has brought his energy regulatory, project development, and transactional expertise to Pierce Atwood’s D.C. office, and I look forward to having him join our team of skilled and well-respected energy attorneys serving clients across the country.”

Joe can be reached at jdonovan@pierceatwood.com.