Former U.S. Department of Energy Official Joins McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP in Washington, DC

May 5, 2010

WASHINGTON, May 5 /PRNewswire/ — Alex McGee, a former U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) official, is joining McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP (MLA) as a Managing Director in the firm’s nationally-ranked Federal Government Affairs department. He brings more than 15 years of public and private sector public policy experience to the firm and will assist clients with navigating political and regulatory hurdles to advance their business interests.

“As the newest member of our expanding DC team, Alex will be a dynamic leader in our integrated multidisciplinary team,” said Eric Tanenblatt, head of the National Government Affairs practice at MLA. “His considerable insight in addressing the challenges and opportunities presented by working with federal, state and local governments will be of great strategic value to our clients in Washington, DC and across the U.S.”

Before joining MLA, McGee was the Director of Federal Affairs for Koch Companies Public Sector (KCPS), the policy and advocacy arm of one of the world’s largest private companies, Koch Industries. Based in its Washington, DC office, McGee directed the federal government affairs agenda for the international company which included advocacy on a broad portfolio of issues including energy, manufacturing, financial services and consumer products.

Previously, McGee served as the DOE’s Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs. He engaged Members of Congress on behalf of DOE Secretaries Spencer Abraham and Samuel Bodman in a comprehensive energy policy dialogue. During his five-year tenure at the agency, he worked with elected officials in discussions related to renewable energy, energy conservation, electricity, oil, gas, science and nuclear waste issues. McGee was also a strategic player in the passage of the Energy Policy Act of 2005.

“I am delighted to join McKenna Long & Aldridge after my many years of service in the federal government and private sector,” said McGee. “I look forward to providing tactical guidance to the design of effective government affairs and public policy strategies for clients in the corporate, academic and government sectors. With my roots in Georgia, and my professional career in Washington, DC, my experience aligns perfectly with the focus of the firm.”

McGee began his career in government working for U.S. Senator Paul Coverdell (R-GA). He was with the Senator for seven years in a number of positions in Georgia and Washington, DC. McGee holds a B.A. from Hampden-Sydney College.

About the Government Affairs Practice

Ranked as one of the top 10 law and lobbying firms by Legal Times, MLA is a nationally recognized leader in the complex field of government affairs and provides clients with a broad range of legal and political experience. The Government Affairs practice is comprised of a bipartisan team of advisors and attorneys, including former U.S. Ambassador to Canada Gordon Giffin; former Governor of Vermont Howard Dean; former U.S. Senator and Governor of Georgia Zell Miller; former chief of staff to Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue and longtime advisor to the late U.S. Senator Paul Coverdell, Eric Tanenblatt; former U.S. Congressmen Buddy Darden, David Skaggs and Paul McHale; Deputy Director for Intergovernmental Affairs in The White House under President Clinton and chief of staff to Governor Zell Miller, Keith Mason; and former Chief Counsel of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways & Means, Joe Dowley.

About McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP

McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP is an international law firm with 475 attorneys and public policy advisors. The firm provides business solutions in the areas of environmental regulation, international law, public policy and regulatory affairs, corporate law, government contracts, political law, intellectual property and technology, complex litigation, real estate, energy and finance. To learn more about the firm and its services, log on to http://www.mckennalong.com.

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