Helion Energy Inc., one of several companies searching for future energy solutions, has hired Hogan Lovells senior associate Sachin Desai as its first general counsel.
Desai, a former law clerk for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, joined Helion last month after spending the past five years at Hogan Lovells in Washington.
Helion spokesman Isaac Steinmetz confirmed Desai’s hire to Bloomberg Law. He said Hogan Lovells has been serving as energy regulatory counsel to Helion, which has received financial backing from prominent investors like billionaire Peter Thiel, the tech venture capitalist and former associate at Sullivan & Cromwell.
Helion, founded in 2013 and based in Everett, Wash., broke ground over the summer on a new fusion technology power plant in its hometown. It said in…