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Joseph Richard Egan, American lawyer, nuclear engineer. Bar: New York 1986, District of Columbia 1992. Recipient Wertheimer prize, 1986; Harlan Fiske Stone scholar, 1986. Member Federal Energy Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, International Nuclear Law Association, American Nuclear Society, National Association Rocketry, Sigma Xi.


Egan, Joseph Richard was born on November 18, 1954 in Melrose, Minnesota, United States. Son of Richard B. and Lucienne M. (Gosselin) Egan.


Bachelor of Science in Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1977. Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1979. Master of Science in Technology and Policy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1979.

Juris Doctor, Columbia University, 1986.


State of South Carolina vs. O'Leary, 64F.3d 892 (4th Cir. 1995). Worked at Egan & Associates, P.C. (Washington, DC) specializing in Nuclear Law and Litigation, Energy Law, Public Utilities Law, Energy Department Counseling, International and Environmental Matters, Independent Power. Admitted to the bar, 1986, New York. 1992, District of Columbia.

1994, United States. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit and United States. Supreme Court; 1995, United States. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit.

Sigma Xi. Sloan Foundation Fellow, 1978. Department of Energy Research Fellow, 1979. Stone Scholar, Wertheimer Prize, 1985.

Station-Certified Reactor Engineer, Commonwealth Edison Company, 1979-1980. International Energy Analyst, Argonne National Laboratory, 1980-1981. Nuclear Licensing Engineer, New York Power Authority, 1982-1983.

Associate, LeBoeuf Lamb Leiby & MacRae, New York, 1985-1991. Partner, Shaw Pittman Potts & Trowbridge, Washington, 1991-1994. Chairman, Egan & Associates, P.C., Washington, 1994—.

Co-Author: "Nuclear Energy Law After Chernobyl" (Graham & Trotman: London, 1988). Author: "Chemistry & Physics" and "Energy" chapters of Science Almanac 1984/1985 (Knopf: New York, 1985), and numerous feature articles and op-eds for the New York Times, Boston Globe (front-page series), Technology Review, Energy, The Nation, Nuclear News, Nuclear Industry, Environmental Law Reporter, Industrial Research and Development, Hazardous Materials Intelligence Report, and Columbia Journal of Law & the Arts. Listed in Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Law, Who's Who in Science & Engineering, and Who's Who of Emerging Leaders in America.

Member: New York State and Federal Energy Bar Associations. American Nuclear Society. International Nuclear Law Association.

Egan & Associates, P.C. is staffed by engineer-attorneys and consultants with advanced degrees or experience in the energy, environmental, and public utilities fields. The firm represents governments and clients from eighteen countries in highly complex technical and administrative matters and in litigation, and interfaces on legal and policy issues with the Departments of Energy, State, Defense, and Commerce, various state public utility commissions, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Arms Control & Disarmament Agency, the National Security Council, the United States. Congress, Euratom, the International Atomic Energy Agency, and numerous non-governmental energy and environmental groups.

The firm also represents non-operating owners of nuclear plants and publishes the newsletter, "Co-Owner's Quarterly.".


  • Bar: New York 1986, District of Columbia 1992.


  • Other Work

    • Contributing author: Nuclear Energy Law after Chernobyl, 1988. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Member Federal Energy Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, International Nuclear Law Association, American Nuclear Society, National Association Rocketry, Sigma Xi.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: piano, writing, traveling.


Married Patricia Pierson, November 8, 1997. Children: Jennifer, Warren.

Richard B. Egan

Lucienne M. (Gosselin) Egan

Patricia Pierson

Jennifer Egan

Warren Egan