COLUMBUS, Ohio (PRWEB) April 28, 2016
Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that Attorney Christine Pirik has joined the firm’s Columbus office as Of Counsel.
Prior to joining Dickinson Wright, Ms. Pirik spent 31 years in public service, including seven years as Chief of Staff at the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio and Ohio Power Siting Board. She also served for 9 years as Deputy Legal Director for the agencies. In addition, she was the Chief of Gas and Power Siting and Chief of Telecommunications in the Legal Department. Chris has extensive experience in utility regulation and has been involved in most of the major energy and public utility regulatory issues Ohio has faced in the last decades.
While at the PUCO, Ms. Pirik served as co-chair of the technology group for the National Association of Regulatory Utilities Commissioners (NARUC), Staff Subcommittee on Telecommunications and later served as a member of the NARUC Executive Directors Subcommittee.
Chris will help serve the Firm’s growing energy client base, and will bring her experience as a regulator to bear on behalf of the Firm’s private sector clients.
Harlan Robins, Dickinson Wright’s Columbus office partner-in-charge, expressed his excitement that Ms. Pirik is joining the Firm, now up to 23 attorneys locally. “With our continued growth, we identified a strategic need for an energy and public utilities lawyer with a deep knowledge of Ohio law. We found that in Chris, who of course also brings a network of relationships across the various energy sectors.”
Ms. Pirik received her B.A. from Otterbein College and her J.D. from Capital University Law School.
About Dickinson Wright PLLC
Dickinson Wright PLLC is a general practice business law firm with more than 400 attorneys among more than 40 practice areas. Headquartered in Detroit and founded in 1878, the firm has fifteen offices, including six in Michigan (Detroit, Troy, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Saginaw) and eight other domestic offices in Columbus, Ohio; Lexington, Ky.; Nashville, Tenn. (2); Las Vegas, Nev.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Reno, Nev.; and Washington, D.C. The firm’s Canada office is located in Toronto.
The firm offers clients a distinctive combination of superb client service and exceptional quality. Dickinson Wright lawyers are known for delivering commercially-oriented advice on sophisticated transactions and have a remarkable record of wins in high-stakes litigation. Dickinson Wright lawyers are regularly cited by Chambers, Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and other leading independent law firm evaluating organizations.