Nancy Malmquist is Vice Chair of Downs Rachlin Martin’s Energy & Telecommunications Group. Her practice focuses on energy and telecommunications law, transactions and facilities siting. Nancy makes it a priority to understand the business objectives, technology and economics driving her clients’ projects. She provides strategic direction and advice to national and regional energy generation and transmission providers; renewable energy companies; and telecommunications, cable television, wireless, and VoIP companies. For these companies, Nancy is adept at obtaining regulatory and siting approvals, and negotiating favorable agreements. She often represents clients before state public utility commissions, federal and state agencies to successfully assist their companies on project siting, certification, approvals for asset sales, acquisitions and mergers, financings, restructurings, and Eligible Telecommunications Carrier designation. Nancy has substantial experience negotiating power contracts and interconnection agreements.
Before joining DRM, Nancy was special counsel at the Vermont Public Service Department, where she was responsible for litigation before the Public Utility Commission and regulatory and policy matters involving the telecommunications, cable television and electric utility industries. Previously, Nancy practiced corporate and securities law at Ropes & Gray in Boston, MA and Washington, D.C.