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James (Jamie) Van Nostrand, Chair of the MA Department of Public Utilities

When: Thursday, April 11, 2024
12:10 PM - 1:10 PM
Description: Atty. Van Nostrand will discuss his career in energy law and opportunities to intern and work for the Department of Public Utilities (DPU).
This is a PILF approved event, email with questions

Jamie Van Nostrand was appointed Chair on March 15 for a term beginning on May 1, 2023. Prior to his appointment to the DPU, Van Nostrand was the Charles M. Love, Jr. Endowed Professor and Director of the Center for Energy and Sustainable Development at the West Virginia University College of Law. Before moving to WVU in July 2011, Van Nostrand spent three years as a member of the adjunct faculty at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University in White Plains, NY and Executive Director of the Pace Energy and Climate Center. Prior to his transition to law school teaching, Van Nostrand had a successful career in private law practice as a partner in the energy and environmental practice groups of two large law firms based in the Pacific Northwest (Perkins Coie LLP and Stoel Rives LLP). In his 22-year career in private practice, Van Nostrand represented energy clients in state regulatory proceedings in eight western states, as well as proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Mr. Van Nostrand was recognized by the Energy Bar Association as its 2007 State Regulatory Practitioner of the Year.

Mr. Van Nostrand received his LL.M. in Environmental Law from the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, his J.D. from the University of Iowa College of Law, his master’s degree in economics from SUNY at Albany, and an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Northern Iowa.
Contact: UMass Law 508.985.1149
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