November 17, 2022

Preti Flaherty Continues Year of Remarkable Growth with Addition of Five New Attorneys

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce the arrival of five new Associates to the firm: Scott A. DeLong, Christopher S. Knight, Kijana Plenderleith, Harper A. Weissburg, and Joshua D. Williams.

In our Portland, Maine, office:

Scott DeLong joins the firm’s Environmental Practice Group. He is a graduate of the University of Maine School of Law and the University of Maine at Presque Isle. At UMaine Law, he received a certificate in Environmental and Oceans Law, was a member of the Energy and Environmental Law Society, and held positions as a student attorney in the Cumberland County District Attorney’s Office and as a vehicle emissions program assistant in the Bureau of Air Quality of the Maine Department of Environmental Protection.

Chris Knight joins the firm’s Litigation Practice Group. He is a graduate of the University of Maine School of Law and the University of Maine at Farmington. At UMaine Law, he was a contributor to the Maine Law Review, a Rural Law Fellow, a legal writing teaching assistant, and a Judicial Extern for the Honorable Kermit V. Lipez of the First Circuit Court of Appeals. In 2021, he served as a Summer Associate at Preti Flaherty.

Kijana Plenderleith joins the firm’s Environmental Practice Group. She is a graduate of Vermont Law School, where she earned both a J.D. and a Masters of Energy Regulation and Law, and the University of Southern Maine. At Vermont Law, she was a staff editor for the Vermont Law Review; was an academic clinician for the Vermont Law School Energy Law Clinic; and held internships at the Maine Public Utilities Commission and the New Hampshire Office of the Consumer Advocate.

In our Boston, Massachusetts, office:

Harper Weissburg joins the firm’s Employment Law and Litigation practice groups. She is a graduate of Boston University School of Law and Georgetown University. At BU Law, she held an internship at the De Novo Center for Justice and Healing, and served as a University Liaison to the BU Disability Law Advocates and Allies and was also a special projects administrator in the Office of the Executive Director of the Association of American Law Schools in Washington, D.C. In 2021, she served as a Summer Associate at Preti Flaherty.

Josh Williams joins the firm’s Environmental Practice Group. He is a graduate of Boston University School of Law and Pennsylvania State University. At BU Law, he held internships at the Massachusetts Ocean Acidification Commission, the Clean Water Enforcement division of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Clean Energy and Climate Change Group of the Conservation Law Foundation, and for the Hon. Kathleen O’Malley of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C.

Managing Partner David B. Van Slyke notes: “The arrival of these five attorneys puts the number of new hires joining Preti Flaherty this year at more than twenty. It continues a period of unprecedented growth for our firm and is further testament to the opportunities offered to the many young attorneys who have chosen to begin their careers with us. As always, we are excited by their individual and collective potential and welcome them to our burgeoning practice.”

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