Thompson & Knight Expands Government/Regulatory Practice, Adding Attorney to Austin Office

The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP has announce the addition of Joseph P. Younger as Counsel in the Government/Regulatory Practice Group of the Firm’s Austin office.

“Joseph’s experience as a lawyer at the Texas Public Utility Commission will build upon the depth of expertise the Firm has in electricity-related regulatory matters, power market and electric project development issues,” said James C. Morriss III, the Firm’s Government/ Regulatory Practice Group Leader and Austin Office Leader. “We are excited to welcome him to our team.”

Younger focuses his practice on regulatory and administrative law, federal and state government affairs, and project development. As a former attorney and legal division director for the Public Utility Commission of Texas, he has specific expertise regarding energy and electric power markets. He also has experience regarding telecommunications and water rights issues.

Admitted to practice in Texas, Younger received his Ph.D. and M.A. in History from Princeton University in 2011 and 2007, respectively. He earned a J.D., with highest honors, from Columbia University School of Law in 2001 and a B.A., with high honors, in History and Latin American Studies from Haverford College in 1998. Prior to joining Thompson & Knight, Younger served as the Director of the Legal Department for the Texas Public Utility Commission. He is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.

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