PIR Guest Ginsberg P’15 Talks Law Careers – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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PIR Guest Ginsberg P’15 Talks Law Careers

Ellen Ginsberg P’15 will be speaking at Hobart and William Smith Colleges about her career as vice president, general counsel and secretary of Nuclear Energy Institute’s (NEI) deputy general counsel.  

As part of the HWS Professionals in Residence (PIR) series hosted by the Salisbury Center for Career, Professional and Experiential Education, Ginsberg will give her talk on Thursday, Nov. 20 at 7:30 p.m. Napier 202. To schedule one-on-one appointments with Ginsberg, students can email cso@hws.edu.

Ginsberg directs and manages NEI’s litigation for its members. She deals with legal matters that affect the commercial nuclear energy industry. Among her many successes, Ginsberg issued the NEI and the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners to advocate for the Department of Energy (DOE) to discontinue it collection of a fee for the used fuel disposal program. DOE decided to terminate the program, and with this success, Ginsberg saved electricity consumers $750 million per year in fees.

Ginsberg graduated magna cum laude from Tufts University in 1980. She was awarded a bachelor’s degree with special honors in history. She earned her J.D. from American University. Ginsberg has also completed the Reactor Technology Program for Utility Executives at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 

Founded in 1994, NEI’s mission is to serve as the voice for nuclear technology and promote its uses before Congress, the White House, and executive branch agencies, federal regulators and the state policy forums. NEI furthers the importance of nuclear energy and nuclear technology that are prevalent in the United States and around the world. As another key task, NEI creates a forum to resolve technical and business issues for the industry.