FirstEnergy announced that Hyun Park (pictured) has been appointed senior vice president & chief legal officer, effective January 11, 2021. In this role, he will lead FirstEnergy’s Legal, Risk & Internal Audit departments and oversee the company’s ethics and compliance program.
Park has extensive legal and energy sector expertise having served as general counsel of two publicly held utility companies and an independent power producer, as well as serving as a partner at a leading international law firm. His experience includes more than a decade as general counsel of PG&E Corporation, where he was responsible for all legal affairs, including corporate governance, SEC disclosure, litigation, transactions, and regulatory matters.
Before joining FirstEnergy, Park was partner and general counsel of LimNexus LLP, where he advised clients on a wide variety of complex matters, including crisis management, litigation and corporate transactions. Prior to joining LimNexus in October 2019, he was Of Counsel at Latham & Watkins . From 2006 to 2017, Park served as senior vice president and general counsel for PG&E Corporation and its businesses, including its principal subsidiary, Pacific Gas and Electric Company. Prior to joining PG&E Corporation, he was vice president, general counsel and secretary of Allegheny Energy, Inc. and previously served as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary of Sithe Energies, Inc. He began his career at Latham & Watkins and became an equity partner there.