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Nora R. Healy

Nora R. Healy

Partner

Verrill
Maine, U.S.A.

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Focusing her practice on the representation of public utilities and telecommunications providers before state commissions and the Federal Communications Commission, Nora advises public utilities and telecommunications providers on all aspects of utilities regulation and regulatory compliance. From highly contested cases involving the permitting of new electric transmission lines to rulemaking and compliance proceedings, Nora maintains a comprehensive practice in this complex area of administrative and regulatory law. Nora has particular experience before the Maine Public Utilities Commission. Whether she is working on developing a compelling initial filing, managing voluminous discovery under tight deadlines, or representing her clients in the hearing room, Nora displays creativity, determination and a thoughtful approach to resolving legal issues.

Recent highlights include:

  • Electric Distribution Rate Cases
  • Electric Stranded Cost Rate Cases
  • Certificates of Public Convenience and Necessity for Electric Transmission Lines
  • MPUC Rulemakings
  • SmartGrid and Non-Wires Alternatives Proceedings
  • Affiliate Transactions and Reorganizations
  • Sales of Water Resource Lands
  • Lifeline Services for Telecommunications Providers
  • Pole Attachment Proceedings
  • Utility Change of Control Authorizations

Nora has presented at a number of conferences, most recently speaking about “Developments in Non-Wires Alternatives in Maine” in June, 2018. Nora also contributes to the Energy Group's blog, Energy Law Update, and joined a number of Energy Group colleagues in co-authoring the second edition of Maine Regulation of Public Utilities.

Prior to joining the firm, Nora served as a law clerk to Justices Howard H. Dana, Jr. and Susan Calkins, both of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court. Nora also served as a legal intern for Judge Kermit V. Lipez of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. Nora received her B.A. from Oberlin College in 1993 and her J.D. from the University of Maine School of Law in 2002. Between college and law school, Nora worked in politics and later for MBNA.

When not practicing law, Nora enjoys biking, horseback riding, raising chickens, hiking and adventures of all sorts.

Bar Admissions

  • Maine
  • New Hampshire

Education

  • University of Maine School of Law  (J.D., magna cum laude)
  • Oberlin College  (B.A.)
Areas of Practice
Professional Career

Professional Associations

    Maine State Bar Association

  • Maine State Bar Association



Seminars

Public Utilities Regulation: The Best Path Forward


Professional Activities and Experience

Accolades
  • Recognized in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business under Energy & Natural Resources
  • Received Katahdin Counsel Recognition for pro bono efforts (2013, 2015 and 2016)
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© under Administrative/Regulatory Law
  • Selected by peers for inclusion in New England Super Lawyers© under Utilities and Energy & Natural Resources
  • Maine Bar Foundation Fellows New Lawyer Award (2012)
  • Natural Resources Council of Maine, Environmental Award (2008)
  • Faculty Significant Achievement Award (2002)

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Blogs

Energy Law Update
Verrill 

Energy Law Update is a source of news and analysis relevant to the world of energy law: major court and regulatory orders, event announcements, breaking news in the world of renewable energy, and novel legal issues. The blog is edited by Katie Gray and Nora Healy, and features contributions from...

Law of the Land (and air and water)
Verrill 

If the legal issue involves land, air, water, waste, wind, wildlife, trees, or anything else in the natural world, the attorneys in Verrill Dana’s Environmental Law Group have it covered. Seasoned by decades of experience, our legal team recognizes that one of the few constants in our field is...

Lawyers on Tap
Verrill 

The attorneys of Verrill Dana’s Breweries, Distilleries & Wineries Group are here to help your business navigate the complex world of craft beverage production. Our attorneys have the experience necessary to tackle the legal issues and allow you and your company to focus on doing what it does best,...

You Might Be a Winner
Verrill 

Promotion marketing law covers many different topics, such as sweepstakes, contests, games, giveaways and coupons. It also includes cause marketing, an area that has proliferated in recent years, which includes commercial co-ventures, flat donations and sponsorships designed to raise money for...

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