Babst Calland opens Washington, DC office

WASHINGTON, DC/PITTSBURGH, PA — The law firm of Babst Calland announced the opening of a new office in Washington, DC, and the addition of two experienced energy attorneys, James Curry and Keith Coyle. Attorneys Curry and Coyle represent clients in the energy industry on a variety of matters, particularly in the areas of pipeline safety and the transportation of hazardous materials, and are joining the Firm’s Energy and Natural Resources Practice Group as shareholders. Adding to the firm’s energy and environmental capabilities, these new attorneys bring deep experience in compliance, regulatory and legislative affairs, strategic counseling, enforcement, litigation, and audit preparation. Attorneys Curry and Coyle are joining Babst Calland from a prominent DC environmental and energy law firm, where they played a critical in role in developing and expanding a nationally-recognized pipeline safety practice group. Both previously served as attorneys for the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA). The new office will be located at The Southern Building at 805 15th St. NW, Suite 601, Washington, DC. Chester Babst III, managing shareholder of Babst Calland, said, “We are expanding the capabilities of our nationally-recognized energy and environmental practice through the addition of Jim Curry and Keith Coyle, and the creation of a Pipeline and HazMat Safety practice with a new office in our nation’s capital.”

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