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Alston & Bird Clean Energy Group Chief Flies Coop, Lands at Cooley Godward

The clean energy practice chief at Alston & Bird has left for Cooley Godward Kronish, along with another firm energy partner.

An another 10 to 12 attorneys from the Atlanta-based law firm are expected to follow R. Thomas Amis and Nik Patel to Cooley in upcoming months, reports the Blog of Legal Times.

Amis, who served as chair of the renewable energy group at his former firm, will now co-chair Cooley’s approximately 50-lawyer clean energy and technologies practice group. He says he was drawn to the Silicon Valley-based Cooley by its venture capital and technology expertise.

“This was a chance to be part of a game changer,” he tells the law blog. “The clean energy sector is an area with amazing growth potential. Our expertise combined with the firm’s abilities on the technology side of companies makes for a very complementary match.”

Both he and Patel are based in Washington, D.C.

Earlier related coverage: “Barnes & Thornburg Is New Home for Group from Dissolving Energy Boutique”

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