Amy Roma is the Global Energy Practice Leader at Hogan Lovells. In her practice, Amy advises clients on a wide range of legal, business, and policy matters involving the commercial nuclear energy industry, including issues related to the existing nuclear fleet, advanced reactors, fusion facilities, and supporting nuclear infrastructure. Her clients include nuclear industry participants, radioactive materials users, startups, investors, NGOs, and various other stakeholders.

Amy has spearheaded many first-of-its-kind, cutting-edge energy projects in the United States and has been recognized as one of the Top 10 most innovative lawyers in North America by the Financial Times and by the National Law Journal as one of the Top 50 “great minds impacting the crucial intersection of energy production and the environment.”

Amy is a prolific writer and public speaker on energy matters. She recently testified before the House Committee of Science, Space, and Technology, Subcommittees on Investigations & Oversight and Energy (Oct. 2021), the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Mar. 2021), and the Senate Energy and Public Works Committee (Aug. 2020) on the economic, climate, and national security benefits of nuclear energy for the United States.  

A strong believer in community involvement, Amy also engages in extensive pro bono work. Among her pro bono work, Amy lead the legal team for the New England Patriots to send the team plane to China and import and donate two million N95 masks for the States of Massachusetts and New York to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. She has also done significant work on immigration matters, including at the Southern Border and with Afghanistan evacuation and resettlement. Amy is a member of the firm’s Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Board and Humanitarian Crises Response Committee.

Awards and recognitions

2020

Top 10 Legal Practitioners in North America
Financial Times

2020

Energy: Nuclear (Regulatory & Litigation) (USA)
Chambers Global

2019-2021

Energy: Nuclear (Regulatory & Litigation) (Nationwide)
Chambers USA

2015

Energy & Environment Trailblazer
National Law Journal

Education and admissions

Education

J.D., Suffolk University, magna cum laude, 2003

B.A., Saint Anselm College, cum laude, 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

Bar admissions and qualifications

District of Columbia

Massachusetts

Court admissions

U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

Representative experience

Represent a number of companies on NRC combined operating license and construction permit/operating license applications.

Advise clients on Nuclear Safety Culture and Safety Conscious Work Environment matters.

Advise operating facilities on a wide-range of NRC regulations, compliance and investigation matters.

Advise fusion developers on regulatory considerations for fusion prototype and commercial facilities.

Advise a fuel cycle facility on NRC licensing and ongoing operational matters.

Advise medical isotope clients on NRC licensing requirements.

Frequently conduct due diligence, and provide transactional and license transfer support for direct and indirect NRC and Agreement State license transfers.

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

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