Centrus Energy has appointed Dennis Scott as general counsel, chief compliance officer and corporate secretary, effective May 23.

Scott has served as acting general counsel since July 2015. In his new role, he will serve as Centrus’ principal legal and corporate governance officer.

Scott joined Centrus’ predecessor, the United States Enrichment Corporation, in 1994 as an assistant general counsel. Since then, he has held positions of increasing responsibility, including deputy general counsel and director of corporate compliance.

Prior to joining the company, Scott was in private practice, representing clients in complex development projects including energy, redevelopment, permitting, and environmental remediation. He has also been an adjunct professor of environmental law at George Washington University and was a captain in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General Corps.