Nossaman has expanded its internationally recognized Infrastructure Practice Group with the hire of Shant Boyajian, former Senior Counsel for the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. Mr. Boyajian joins the firm as an associate and will be located in its Washington, D.C. office.
During his time at the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, Mr. Boyajian served as the senior infrastructure staffer and lead author and negotiator on the Fixing America's Surface Transportation, which was designed to provide long-term funding certainty for surface transportation.
Previously, Mr. Boyajian served as Counsel to the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit for the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Act. Mr. Boyajian’s government service also includes serving as Counsel to the Panel on 21st Century Freight.
Having worked in 30+ states, Nossaman advises on transportation infrastructure, social infrastructure, and water and wastewater infrastructure projects ranging in size from $500 million to $10 billion.
Patrick Harder, Chair of Nossaman’s Infrastructure Practice Group, said:
"Shant’s legislative experience and the relationships he’s forged at both the federal and state level will be an immediate advantage for our clients.”
“Additionally, his extensive and nuanced understanding of the legislative process, and his work on the FAST Act and MAP-21 will add to the bench strength of our already robust practice.”
Simon Santiago, Leader of East Coast Operations for Nossaman's Infrastructure Practice Group,said:
“This is an outstanding opportunity. It allows me to work with the leading practitioners in the practice area and leverage the lessons I’ve learned during the legislative process on the largest, most innovative projects in the nation.”