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Balch & Bingham Strengthens Work Environment Counseling, Investigations & Enforcement Depth with addition of Lewis Csedrik to Nuclear Energy Practice in Washington, DC

Balch & Bingham is pleased to announce that Lewis Csedrik joins the Washington D.C. office to expand the firm’s globally ranked Nuclear Energy Practice. Lewis brings over 20 years of experience representing clients in the nuclear industry, counseling clients on work environment issues, investigations and enforcement matters, whistleblower litigation, and  alternative dispute resolution (ADR), before the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), U.S. Department of Energy, and other state and federal regulatory agencies, as well federal courts.

Lewis has experience representing clients throughout the nuclear industry, including electric utilities, nuclear suppliers, and other types of licensees, such as hospitals and industrial users of nuclear materials.  In addition, Lewis assists clients with assessing and enhancing their safety conscious work environment and safety culture.  He also provides training in these and other areas, including conducting and defending investigations and best practices to ensure complete and accurate reporting.

“I have known and worked with Lewis for several years,” said  Stan Blanton, managing partner and chair of the firm’s Nuclear Energy Practice. “He has been my ‘go-to’ lawyer when I needed to refer someone to another firm in NRC enforcement matters. He is one of the leading lawyers in the nuclear bar for safety conscious work environment issues. We couldn’t be happier to have him join our team so that our clients can benefit from his in depth knowledge and impeccable judgment.”

Lewis received his J.D. and M.S.E.L from Vermont Law School, where he was a Dean’s Fellow and senior managing editor of Vermont Law Review. In 2020, Lewis was a recipient of Law 360’s Distinguished Legal Writing Award.   

“The opportunity to join Balch’s widely-recognized nuclear practice and team of attorneys is a truly exciting opportunity for me,” added  Lewis Csedrik, partner. “Building on Balch’s experience and capabilities, I hope to continue supporting the nuclear industry and the individuals who work in it.”  

Balch is widely-recognized as one of the leading firms in the U.S. in the nuclear arena, and is included by Chambers Global in its list of leading firms for Energy: Nuclear (Regulatory & Litigation). With a dedicated team of attorneys who are at the forefront of nuclear energy law, the firm provides counsel to nuclear plant owners, developers, operators, and nuclear industry vendors on operating plant and post-shutdown regulatory and licensing compliance, supply chain and contract negotiation and administration, new plant financing, nuclear mergers and acquisitions, dispute avoidance and resolution, decommissioning and waste management and disposal strategy, and other regulatory agency compliance matters. Further, Balch attorneys have extensive experience providing counsel and representation to licensees and individuals in connection with NRC enforcement proceedings, investigations by NRC, the Department of Labor and state agencies, particularly proceedings initiated pursuant to the provisions of the Atomic Energy Act and the Energy Reorganization Act.