Nancy Werner is General Counsel of NATOA, the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors. NATOA is the premier local government professional association that provides support to members on the many local, state, and federal communications laws, administrative rulings, judicial decisions, and technology issues impacting the interests of local governments. Prior to joining NATOA, Nancy was Of Counsel at the law firm of Beery, Elsner & Hammond, LLP in Portland, Oregon, where she represented local government with a focus on communications law, right of way management and utility franchises. She has represented clients in state and federal court on issues including cable franchise renewals, telecommunications law, right of way regulations and fees and home rule authority. Nancy previously was a litigator at Kirkland & Ellis in Chicago and O'Melveny & Myers in Los Angeles. Nancy is a graduate of the University of Southern California Law School, where she was on the staff of the USC Law Review.