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WASHINGTON � Veteran federal energy and transportation attorney Brigham McCown of Dallas’ Winstead has joined Hunton & Williams, where he will practice in its Washington and Dallas offices. �McCown’s 20-year career spans both public and private sectors, including service as first acting administrator and first deputy administrator of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration for the U.S. Department of Transportation.�At the Transportation Department, he was responsible for oversight of all energy and hazardous materials transportation throughout the United States, including oversight of the nation’s liquid and natural gas pipelines. McCown will focus on regulatory, environmental, legislative and litigation issues affecting oil and natural gas pipelines. �The firm’s practice is increasingly involved in carbon dioxide and biofuels transportation issues, as well as issues that arise in the context of infrastructure expansion. �McCown is also expected to be involved in the firm’s public-private partnership (PPP) transportation infrastructure practice which provides a full range of legal services in the development, financing and leasing of transportation facilities and equipment. McCown previously served as the first general counsel of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, where he was responsible for legal, congressional and environmental oversight of the commercial motor carrier, motor coach and moving industries. He also was heavily involved in issues related to homeland security, liquid and natural gas, hydrogen and ethanol policies, and NAFTA. �He oversaw two of the federal government’s largest environmental studies; spearheaded restoration of national critical infrastructure following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and served on the Secretary’s policy committee for public-private partnerships and congestion initiatives.

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