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Verrill Dana Welcomes Energy Attorney Hans Eysenbach

December 28, 2018 Press Releases

(December 28, 2018) – Verrill Dana is pleased to welcome energy attorney Hans Eysenbach to the firm's Portland office. Eysenbach's practice primarily focuses on utility and energy regulatory matters, representing energy, telecommunication, and water utility entities before the Maine PUC, FERC, and FCC.

Prior to joining Verrill Dana, Eysenbach served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Justice Andrew Mead on the Maine Supreme Judicial Court. Before pursuing his law degree, Eysenbach advised international development projects regarding their environmental regulatory compliance obligations to U.S. government donors. He received his law degree from the Vermont Law School, summa cum laude, where he was an articles editor for the Vermont Law Review and a teaching assistant. He earned his bachelor's degree from Connecticut College, magna cum laude.

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