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Amy C. Roma

Partner
Washington, D.C.

Amy C. Roma

Clients turn to Amy Roma for her guidance on Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) regulations, including new reactors applications and compliance. Supported by the firm's international platform, Amy also counsels clients on nuclear export controls, contracting, nuclear liability, and other commercial considerations in nuclear projects in the U.S. and abroad. Her clients include nuclear industry participants, major corporations with radioactive materials licenses, and private equity companies.

Amy practices nuclear and radioactive materials law involving the NRC, Agreement States, the Department of Energy (DOE), and international issues.

Amy has broad experience with the commercial needs of businesses with nuclear or nuclear-related assets. This background enables her to help clients navigate the legal and commercial issues created by a global marketplace and emerging innovative technologies. Spearheading many "first-of-its-kind" cutting-edge projects, Amy was recognized by the National Law Journal in April 2015 in the first edition of "Energy & Environmental Trailblazers," a special supplement paying tribute to the top 50 "great minds impacting the crucial intersection of energy production and the environment."

Amy frequently serves as nuclear regulatory counsel to clients during mergers and acquisitions, advising buyers and sellers on due diligence; transactional documents; nuclear license transfer requirements; and foreign ownership, control, or domination (FOCD) restrictions.

Amy began her legal career at the NRC's Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel. A strong believer in community involvement, she is an active volunteer for a number of causes involving the homeless and populations with cognitive and physical disabilities.

Representative Experience

Represent a company preparing to submit an application to the NRC for a combined license to construct and operate a small and modular reactor.

Guiding a client in preparing an NRC construction permit application for a non-power commercial reactor and medical isotope production facility.

Represent a foreign reactor vendor and minority new nuclear power plant project owner on foreign ownership, control, or domination restrictions.

Shepherded a company through nuclear diligence, contract negotiations, and numerous license transfer approvals needed to close a US$2bn merger.

Performed similar services for other clients to close US$1.4bn, US$845m, and US$500m transactions.

Assist suppliers and reactor designers with export controls, including DOE Part 810 and NRC Part 110 requirements, and nuclear liability matters.

Serve as NRC and export control counsel for an innovative fuel designer.

Conduct audits, investigations, and training, and assist with nuclear regulatory reporting for a number of major corporations.

Education and admissions

Education

  • J.D., magna cum laude, Suffolk University, 2003
  • B.A., cum laude, Saint Anselm College, 2000

Memberships

  • Board of Directors, Charitable Foundation of the Energy Bar Association (2013-2015)
  • Board of Directors, Gifts for the Homeless
  • Chair (2012-2013), Vice-Chair (2011-2012), Nuclear Regulatory Committee, Energy Bar Association
  • Member, International Nuclear Law Association
  • Member, Nuclear Energy Institute's Lawyers Committee
  • Member, Women in Nuclear
  • Member, Women's Council on Energy and the Environment

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • District of Columbia
  • Massachusetts

2015

Energy & Environment Trailblazer

National Law Journal

2012-2015

Energy: Nuclear (Regulatory & Litigation) - Nationwide, "Associates to Watch"

Chambers USA

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