Law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP added Jamey Tesler as of counsel to its government law and policy practice group.

Tesler, who works out of Boston and began Dec. 2, had been general counsel for Massachusetts Treasurer Steven Grossman.

Previously, Tesler served in multiple high-ranking roles in the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, and was its top adviser to the department during enactment of the state's 2009 transportation overhaul law, which consolidated five transportation agencies, including the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, Greater Boston's mass-transit system.

From 2005 to 2009, Tesler was the deputy general counsel for the MBTA.

At Greenberg Traurig, Tesler will work with members of its litigation, government law and policy, public finance, and transportation practices. According to a statement by the firm, Tesler will assist clients with administrative and regulatory proceedings and with matters before government agencies, including financial services, infrastructure, energy and telecommunications.

He will also work on public private partnership initiatives and other transportation financing matters.

Tesler received his law degree from the University of Michigan and his bachelor's in economics and international relations from the University of Pennsylvania.

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