Former Wyoming Governor David Freudenthal (D) has joined Crowell & Moring as a senior counsel in the firm’s Environment & Natural Resources group, the firm announced Tuesday.
Freudenthal brings a wealth of experience and credibility to Crowell in the realm of coal and natural gas production, said Chet Thompson, chairman of the practice group. Thompson said Freudenthal’s knowledge earned him the respect of Democrats and Republicans alike. Freudenthal will advise clients on issues like water and air quality as well as climate change, oil and gas production and hydraulic fracturing.
“We are confident that his experience will be of great value to our national and global clients interested in developing energy projects in line with increasingly complex environmental regulations,” said Kent Gardiner, Crowell's chairman, in a statement.
Before he was elected governor in 2002, Freudenthal served as U.S. Attorney for the District of Wyoming from 1994 to 2001. In 2010, Freudenthal joined the University of Wyoming College of Law as a visiting professor, where he leads seminars on environmental law, energy and economics. Freudenthal’s two terms as governor ended in January.
Freudenthal will be based out of Crowell's Cheyenne, Wyo. office.