Washington, D.C.

Nancy J. Skancke

Energy regulatory and commercial law, with focus on hydropower.



  J.D., with honors, George Washington University Law School, 1975  

  B.S., with honors, Purdue University, 1972, School of Science (Mathematics); 2006 Distinguished Alumnus

Admitted to Practice:

  District of Columbia Court of Appeals and Virginia Supreme Court

  U.S. Courts of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and Eighth Circuit, and U.S. Supreme Court

Professional Activities, Awards and Memberships:

Owner of NJS Law PLC (2012-present)

2017 Woman in Hydro Vision Award.

National Hydropower Association – Board of Directors (2002-05); Treasurer (2003-05);  2006 Herculean Award; Chair, Regional Meetings

    Committee (2007-09); Chair, Small Hydro Council (2009-11); Chair, Hydro Finance Summit (2012-13).

International Municipal Lawyers Association – President’s Award (2002-03);  Chair, Municipal Contracts, Franchises & Tech. Section (2005-07);

    Chair, Associates Department (1999-2001).

Working Group on Energy & International Trade Policy, convened by National Conference of State Legislatures (2003-07).

Energy Bar Association (formerly FEBA) – Board of Directors (1985-88); Treasurer.

Foundation of the Energy Law Journal – Board of Directors (1986-89, 1998-2001).

Prettyman-Leventhal American Inn of Court – Master of the Bench (1985-2001); President (1992-93).

American Inns of Court – D.C. Metro Area Council Chair (1992-98); National Meeting Co-Chair (1994).

ABA Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice – Ad Hoc Comm. on Recruitment of ALJs (2000-10), Chair (2008-10).

Fellows of the American Bar Foundation, Life Member.

The Anglican Relief and Development Fund, US Board of Trustees (2016-present).

The Fellows Initiative, Board of Directors (2014-present), Treasurer (2014-2017), Vice President (2017-18).

Gleaning for the World, Board of Directors (2008-09); Advisory Board (2009-2016).

Open Arms Worldwide, Board of Directors (2010-12).

University of Virginia, UVaFamilies Board – Founding Member (2005-10); Board Secretary (2009-10).

The Center for Christian Study, Charlottesville – Chair, Parents Council (2006-09).

Wolf Trap Associates (Wolf Trap National Park for Performing Arts) – Board of Directors (1989-93).

Listed in (among others):  Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in America.

Founding Partner, Grammer Kissel Robbins and Skancke, subsequently GKRSE (1993-2012).  

Formerly Partner at Ross, Marsh & Foster; and at Baller Hammet (1980-1993).