Former BPU, DEP chief joins Florio law firm as partner

Scott Weiner, former president of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities and commissioner of the state Department of Environmental Protection, has joined Florio Perrucci Steinhardt & Cappelli, the law firm announced.

Weiner, who will be a partner with the firm, will head up its energy practice. In his career, he has been an executive, educator and public official, in addition to working as an attorney.

“Scott is an internationally recognized expert in the rapidly evolving arena of regulating energy utilites and the accompanying impact on markets, businesses and public policy,” former Gov. Jim Florio, the firm’s founder, said in a prepared statement. “I’ve had the opportunity to work with Scott in numerous settings and know firsthand his skills as an attorney, counselor, executive and strategist.

“I am particularly enthusiastic about Scott becoming a partner and the added depth of representation he will bring to our clients.”

During his career, Weiner also served as chief counsel to Florio when the latter was governor. He also served as a special assistant attorney general and special counsel to then-Gov. Jon Corzine, among other roles.

Most recently, Weiner was deputy for markets and innovation at the New York State Department of Public Service, which regulates the state’s utilities.

“I’m excited about joining the firm,” he said in a statement. “It’s a great firm with a long history of impact service, and I’m honored to join its team.”

Florio Perrucci Steinhardt & Cappelli has offices in Phillipsburg, Rochelle Park and Cherry Hill, as well as in Pennsylvania and New York.