Biography

Hans excels at resolving business and regulatory challenges to provide clear and actionable recommendations that translate into economic value and stability for clients and their communities. He works on a variety of utility and energy matters before the Maine PUC, FERC, and FCC on behalf of energy, telecommunications, and water utility entities, among others.

As part of his work, Hans assists with the drafting of filings and the representation of clients appearing before state and federal regulators. He responds to clients' regulatory inquiries and serves their legislative needs by advocating for them in rulemaking proceedings as well as researching and tracking draft legislation and recently enacted laws.

In his past career, Hans advised international development projects regarding their environmental regulatory compliance obligations to U.S. government donors. After entering Vermont Law School, Hans was an articles editor for the Vermont Law Review and a teaching assistant. Before joining Verrill, Hans served as a law clerk to the Honorable Justice Andrew Mead of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court.

Hans spends much of his free time with his family, biking, skating, paddling, and sailing around Maine. He also enjoys adventure racing to raise funds and build camaraderie. As a near-fluent Spanish speaker, Hans volunteers in public school Spanish classrooms and at local organic farms to swap stories with students and farm workers.

Services/Industries

Education

  • Vermont Law School  (J.D., summa cum laude)
    • Editor, Vermont Law Review
  • Connecticut College  (B.A., magna cum laude)
    • International Relations

Bar Admissions

  • Maine

Memberships

  • American Bar Association

Honors

  • Vermont Law and Environmental Mission Scholar at Vermont Law School

Languages

  • Spanish, Fluent
  • French, Basic
  • Quechua, Conversational

Firm Highlights

Publication/Podcast

Federal Communications Bar Association–Verrill Dana: Solving the Digital Divide

Technology Graphics
Blog

Recent Maine Legislation Bolsters Solar, Distributed Generation

Solar Panels
Blog

Jim Cohen Addresses Maine Chamber Symposium About Risks of Public Power

Blog

The 7th Annual Maine Natural Gas Conference

Flame Graphic
Matter

Kittery Water District dismissal of Customer Complaint

Verrill successfully helped the Kittery Water District secure the dismissal of a ten-person customer complaint filed in August before the Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC). Verrill attorneys James Cohen and Hans Eysenbach guided the...

Blog

Maine Energy Storage Commission Issues Report to Legislature

The Commission to Study the Economic, Environmental and Energy Benefits of Energy Storage to the Maine Electricity Industry has issued its report to the Legislature. The Commission unanimously agreed on the benefits of energy...

Blog

Beneficial Electrification and Natural Gas Bans in New Buildings, Affordable Sustainability

Electric Cars
Publication/Podcast

An Interview with ME PUC Chair, Commissioners, and Former Chair

Sourced from Steve Mitnick, Public Utilities Fortnightly , "A Day (Two Actually) at the Maine PUC" (January 2019). In this posting, I summarize a recent series of interviews with the current Maine PUC Chair...

Blog

First Circuit Acts on Appeal by South Portland Pipeline Company

On January 10, 2020, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit acted on the Portland Pipe Line Corporation’s (PPLC) appeal of the district court order upholding a South Portland zoning ordinance that...

Blog

Maine Adopts Amended Net Energy Billing Rules, New Commercial NEB Tariff Rate

Recent legislation amending the net energy billing (NEB) rules to include a tariff rate program specifically for commercial customers and directing the Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to procure distributed generation, has prompted a...