Nanette S. Edwards is part of the firm’s Regulatory and Government Affairs team where she focuses her practice on communications, government and public sector, energy and public utilities. Nanette has over 27 years of experience in communications and public utility law. Before joining Burr, Nanette was twice appointed by Governor McMaster to serve as Executive Director of the South Carolina Office Regulatory Staff (ORS), the regulatory body representing the public interest before the Public Service Commission of South Carolina. In her role as Executive Director of ORS, she appeared and testified before members of the South Carolina General Assembly both House and Senate, coordinated with state and federal agencies, and provided presentations to consumer, industry and utility groups. In this role, she carried out the responsibilities of Emergency Support Function 12 in coordination with the SC Emergency Management Division (SCEMD). During a disaster in South Carolina, ESF 12 takes the lead on electric and natural gas issues while also providing support with issues concerning railroads and transportation and is responsible for coordinating with energy providers to establish priorities to repair damaged energy systems and to provide temporary, alternate, or interim sources of natural gas supply and electric power.

Prior to joining ORS in 2005, she served as vice president and regulatory attorney for ITC^DeltaCom where she represented the company before state and federal agencies and managed regulatory litigation activities. Nanette has extensive experience administering programs, directing operations, handling regulatory litigation and coordinating with lawmakers.

Nanette attended Cumberland School of Law at Samford University. Prior to law school, Nanette attended Erskine College, where she graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Business Administration and English. Nanette also participated in exchange programs in St. Andrews, Scotland and Madrid, Spain.

Honors & Recognitions

  • Order of the Palmetto
  • Popowsky Outstanding Service Award, Association of Utility Consumer Advocates (NASUCA)


Professional & Community

Professional Activities

  • Energy Bar Association


South Carolina

  • Mediation/ADR Certification


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