Former Wyoming Governor Matt Mead joins Cheyenne law firm

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Former Wyoming Governor Matt Mead has joined a Cheyenne law firm as a partner, the firm announced Thursday.

Mead, a Republican who served two terms as Wyoming’s governor, has joined the law firm of Hathaway & Kunz.

The firm, in a news release, said Mead would continue his work to diversify Wyoming’s economy by bringing new business and opportunity to the state while providing advice to the firm’s clients on business, energy, natural resources and environmental issues.

“As the Wyoming legal landscape continues to advance on subjects such as energy, technology and business development, I look forward to working with the firm’s clients facing cutting-edge and complex legal issues,” Mead said in the news release. 

“The expansion and diversification of Wyoming’s economy and the success of businesses operating here is of great interest to me. I am excited to work on issues important to Wyoming’s future economic well-being,” he said.

Mead, the grandson of former Wyoming Gov. Cliff Hansen, served as Wyoming’s U.S. attorney from 2001 to 2007. In 2010, he won election to the first of his two terms as governor.

Rick Thompson, a senior partner in Hathaway & Kunz, said Mead’s expertise in the areas of energy, the environment and economic development would make him a valuable addition to the firm.

“In his lengthy tenure of government service to the citizens of Wyoming, Governor Mead gained enormous insight into all facets of natural resources, technology advancement, business development and other opportunities to improve the lives of Wyoming citizens,” Thompson said. “He will be a great fit for this firm and the services we provide.”

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