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Kathryn Eckert has joined Frost Brown Todd’s (FBT) Lexington office as a partner in its Environmental Practice Group and Energy Industry Team.

Eckert’s practice focuses on energy and public utilities law with an emphasis on regulatory and permitting compliance, practicing primarily before the Kentucky Electric Generation and Transmission Siting Board and the Kentucky Public Service Commission. She also has extensive experience with general litigation, representing clients with complex legal issues in both state and federal courts at the trial and appellate levels.

“Having spent her entire legal career practicing in Kentucky, Katie has unparalleled knowledge of our state’s energy laws and regulations,” said Lexington Office Partner-in-Charge Jan de Beer. “Her reputation within the Lexington legal community and renewable energy sector will allow her to make an immediate impact with our firm clients and prospects.”

Eckert is licensed to practice in Kentucky, the U.S. Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky, and the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. She is also a member of the Fayette County Bar Association and the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners.

“Katie’s addition to the practice presents us with an opportunity to not only grow our renewables team in Kentucky, but also expand our Kentucky Public Service Commission team,” said Renewable Energy Industry Team Co-Leader Greg Dutton. “Katie is one of a handful of attorneys in the entire state who is heavily experienced in both KPSC and Siting Board work, so her arrival is a major milestone as we look to continue building a premier renewable energy practice in Kentucky.”

Eckert earned her J.D. at the University of Kentucky College of Law and B.A. at the University of Kentucky.