Updated at 4:17 p.m.
Dickstein Shapiro will add a U.S. Energy Department official to its government advocacy and energy practices in Washington, the firm announced this week.
Timothy Frazier, executive director of the DOE Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future, will start at the firm on April 9 as a senior adviser. He will focus on nuclear energy matters, including disposal and waste storage recommendations from the commission and issues that have emerged since the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi disaster.
Frazier, a 22-year DOE veteran, said the Department was a “great place.” But Frazier said he felt that he could offer more to the nuclear energy community at Dickstein.
“The bottom line for me is it’s a career move,” Frazier said.
Energy Secretary Steven Chu appointed Frazier as the commission's executive director in 2010. Frazier previously held several DOE posts, including senior technical adviser to former Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy Dennis Spurgeon, a George W. Bush appointee, and director of the policy, integration and communication unit in the nuclear energy office.