NANCY J. SKANCKE is the founder/owner of NJS Law PLC, located in Washington, D.C.; previously she was a founding partner of Grammer Kissel Robbins & Skancke, which became the Law Offices of GKRSE, also in Washington. Nancy's legal practice involves representing clients on hydroelectric and other energy matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and related commercial and appellate matters. Her clients have included hydroelectric developers and operators (both private and public), natural gas producers and processors, and intrastate pipeline companies.
With respect to the hydro industry, Nancy has represented clients in a variety of compliance and licensing/relicensing matters (including strategic planning). She has facilitated major settlements to resolve contested licensing proceedings, and has assisted clients on Endangered Species Act issues, Clean Renewable Energy Bond allocations, and energy tax credits matters.
In the oil/gas industry, Nancy has represented clients on NGPA Section 311 rate proceedings and oil pipeline tariff and rate matters. She has also been involved in key jurisdictional/gathering determinations under the NGA.
In addition to regulatory compliance, Nancy's practice has involved negotiating energy contracts and disputes, assisting in mergers and acquisitions (including due diligence), counseling on commercial matters, and litigating unresolvable disputes before the agencies and courts (assisting local counsel on state court matters). She also has assisted clients with strategic planning, negotiating settlements, advising on regulatory compliance.
Nancy often speaks on energy regulatory matters and moderates panel discussions on current energy topics of interest. She has been and continues to be actively involved in industry-related non-profit organizations (including participation on boards and as committee chairs), and on the boards of community organizations.
She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from Purdue University in 1972 (honored as a Distinguished Alumnus in 2006) and a J.D. degree with honors from the National Law Center at George Washington University in 1975.