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King & Spalding

December 08, 2014 10:51 ET

King & Spalding Recruits Circular Energy President Brad Thompson

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - December 08, 2014) - Brad Thompson, formerly president and general counsel of solar energy company Circular Energy, has rejoined King & Spalding as a partner in its business litigation practice in Austin, Texas. Thompson will focus on complex commercial disputes, particularly construction and energy-related matters.

"We are pleased to welcome Brad back to the firm," said Mike Stenglein, managing partner of King & Spalding's Austin office. "His previous experience as a partner at the firm and as president of a renewable energy company will be a significant benefit to our clients, enhancing our ability to serve both their legal and business needs."

Thompson left King & Spalding last year to join Circular Energy, where he directed the company's day-to-day operations and risk management obligations. He also oversaw the company's merger with retail electric provider Pro Power Providers. During his tenure at King & Spalding from 2008 to 2013, Thompson handled matters involving the Public Utilities Regulatory Act and other energy-related statutes dealing with power-market structures and their impact on utilities, qualifying facilities, and other market participants including renewable (wind and solar) energy sources. He represented energy clients before state and federal courts, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Fifth Circuit, Texas appellate courts, and the Texas Public Utility Commission. He also had significant experience in major construction litigation. Thompson graduated summa cum laude from Baylor University with a B.B.A. in economics and international business. He received his J.D., with honors, from the University of Texas.

"I am excited to return to King & Spalding and once again work with my many friends throughout the firm," said Thompson. "Demand at the Austin office has continued to grow, and I look forward to helping keep up the momentum."

The Austin office, which opened in 2008, provides legal services primarily in energy and natural resources, litigation, health care and intellectual property law.

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