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Blank Rome Names Former DOE Execs Spencer Abraham, Joseph McMonigle as Principals

Blank Rome logoSpencer Abraham, former Energy secretary, and Joseph McMonigle, former vice chairman of the International Energy Agency, have joined Blank Rome Government Relations as principals.

The Pennsylvania-based law firm said Monday Abraham and McMonigle’s new roles entail client assistance across a variety of areas including policy and political law, energy, energy financial services, maritime practice and international affairs.

“As highly regarded advisers in the energy sector and in Washington, we are confident that Spence and Joe will further strengthen our energy, government relations, and policy and political law practices, ” said Alan Hoffman, Blank Rome chairman and managing partner.

Abraham and McMonigle will be based in Washington and continue to operate The Abraham Group, a Washington-based business consultancy firm.

Abraham also served as a senator from Michigan before being appointed as a cabinet member under former president George Bush, when he was put in charge of the implementation of the first national energy plan.

McMonigle worked as chief of staff at the Energy Department from 2001 to 2005 and served as co-chair of the U.S.-China Energy Cooperation Working Group.

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