Former FERC Chair Joins Husch Blackwell Sanders

Law360, New York (August 5, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP has gained an additional expert in its energy practice group in James J. Hoecker, a former chairman of the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission who left Vinson & Elkins LLP to join the firm as senior counsel.

Hoecker will continue to act as counsel — with the assistance of his new colleagues — to Hoecker Energy Law Policy PLLC, a law firm he founded in 2007 primarily to represent a coalition of electric transmission companies, he said.

“Husch offers me an opportunity...
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