Former Deputy Executive Director and General Counsel of the Kentucky Public Service Commission Joins Frost Brown Todd

July 19, 2010

Frost Brown Todd is pleased to announce that David Samford has joined the Lexington office of Frost Brown Todd.  Mr. Samford will be of Counsel in the Mergers and Acquisitions practice group where he will be concentrating his practice on energy and utility law. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Samford held the position of Deputy Executive Director and Policy Advisor of the Kentucky Public Service Commission. Mr. Samford also served for two years as General Counsel for the Commission.  During his tenure at the Commission, Mr. Samford was heavily involved in issues relating to electricity, water, natural gas, telecommunications, clean coal, carbon capture and storage, and smart grid technology. He frequently appeared before legislative committees and generally advised the Commission on matters of utility law, jurisdiction, administrative procedures, litigation, enforcement/compliance, personnel law, open records, audits, and contracting/procurement. 

The Mergers and Acquisitions practice group focuses on mergers and acquisitions whether small local asset acquisitions or large, international transactions involving highly creative financing. The client base and experience within this practice group cuts across every major industry, including information technology, financial services, engineering and construction, chemicals, heavy industry, telecommunications, healthcare, natural resources, defense and aerospace, entertainment and hotel, leisure and gaming.  “We are pleased that David has joined our team, adding depth to our energy and utility practice with his experience at the Commission,” commented Jeff Hallos, Mergers and Acquisitions Practice Group Leader. 

Prior to joining the Commission, Mr. Samford served as the Executive Director of the Transportation Cabinet's Office of Legal Services in Frankfort, Kentucky and as a Special Advisor to the Governor of Kentucky.