Cullen and Dykman LLP, one of New York’s oldest law firms, has opened an office in Albany, N.Y. The firm announced that Brian T. FitzGerald has joined Cullen and Dykman as partner-in-charge of the Albany office.
With the addition of FitzGerald’s group, Cullen and Dykman adds to its status as a pre-eminent utility and energy law firm in the state and region. A full-service law firm, Cullen and Dykman is focusing its growth in the Albany region in energy law and utility regulation, banking, education, construction law, bankruptcy and litigation.
“Establishing an office in the state capital is an essential part of Cullen and Dykman’s approach to future opportunities and continued growth,” said Thomas Douglas, the firm’s managing partner.
Attorneys in the Albany office are admitted to practice in Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Cullen and Dykman have offices in Manhattan, Garden City and Brooklyn, as well as in Washington, D.C., and Newark, N.J.
Prior to joining Cullen and Dykman, FitzGerald led Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP’s Albany energy practice group. His practice concentrates on energy regulation, ratemaking, telecommunications and water-related issues. FitzGerald is vice chair for the Water of the American Bar Association’s Section of Public Utility Communications and Transportation Law. He graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1990 and earned his bachelor’s degree from Siena College in 1987.