Ellen C. Ginsberg
Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Ms. Ginsberg is vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI). Previously, she served as NEI’s deputy general counsel, where her primary responsibility was to represent the commercial nuclear energy industry on legal and generic regulatory matters. Ms. Ginsberg is responsible for litigation in which NEI is a party or “friend of the court” and frequently handles legislative projects. She represents NEI on all corporate and employment matters.
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 to 1986, Ms. Ginsberg served as a law clerk to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel. In that position, she 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 bachelor’s degree with special honors in history. Ms. Ginsberg received her doctor of laws from American University. She has 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, she was asked to serve as vice chair of the Energy Bar Association’s Nuclear Committee. From 1991 to 1992, she served as chairman of the Younger Lawyers Division of the Federal Bar Association.