United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Ellen Ginsberg

Ellen C. Ginsberg is Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of the Nuclear Energy Institute.  Ms. Ginsberg supervises NEI's Legal Division which is responsible for representing the commercial nuclear energy industry on legal and generic regulatory matters before the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and other federal agencies.  Ms. Ginsberg is responsible for litigation on matters before U.S. Courts of Appeals in which NEI is a party or amicus curiae.  She frequently handles legislative projects.  Ms. Ginsberg represents NEI on all corporate and employment matters.  Ms. Ginsberg previously served as NEI's Deputy General Counsel.

Prior to joining NEI, Ms. Ginsberg practiced with the Washington, D.C. law firm of Swidler & Berlin.  While there, she was heavily involved in litigation of prudence matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and advised nuclear utilities to reduce the risk of prudence disallowances. 

From 1984-1986, Ms. Ginsberg served as a law clerk to the NRC Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel.  In that position, Ms. Ginsberg had substantial responsibility for evaluating pleadings and testimony submitted in licensing proceedings and for generating initial drafts of decisions issued by Licensing Boards.

Ms. Ginsberg is a 1980 magna cum laude graduate of Tufts University, and was awarded a BA with special honors in history and classics.  Ms. Ginsberg received her JD from American University.  She successfully completed the Reactor Technology Program for Utility Executives at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Ms. Ginsberg is a member of the New York State and District of Columbia bars as well as the American Bar Association and Federal Bar Association.  In 2005, Ms. Ginsberg was asked to serve as Vice Chair of the Energy Bar Association's Nuclear Committee.  In 1991-1992, Ms. Ginsberg served as Chairman of the Younger Lawyers Division of the Federal Bar Association.

Ms. Ginsberg currently serves as a Trustee of The Field School.

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