Guillermo Artiles, who left an associate position at McCarter & English last year to serve as associate counsel to Gov. Phil Murphy, has rejoined the firm as partner.
He is located in the firm’s Newark office and will build the firm’s governmental affairs practice.
“When I went to the governor’s office, it was the right move at the right time. It meant leaving my home – an outstanding, supportive firm with a great, diverse client base – but it also meant a chance to serve this great state and its residents, something for which I will forever be grateful to Governor Murphy,” Artiles said in a prepared statement. “While working for and with such smart, dedicated people, especially my colleagues in the counsel’s office, I was able to broaden my base of knowledge on how government and commerce can effectively work together.
“Now, returning home to McCarter enables me to utilize that expanded knowledge as I advise companies that want to do business in New Jersey, helping them navigate the inner workings of the state, county and local governments,” he said in the statement.
Artiles made the decision to leave the governor’s office because he and his wife are expecting their first child.
He will represent companies from all sectors, with special focus on technology companies. Previous to his year as an associate at McCarter, he served as corporate counsel to energy outfit Greenskies Renewable Energy LLC in Middletown, Conn.