Biography

Jed Nosal is a partner in the Firm's Corporate & Capital Markets Department with a primary focus on state regulatory oversight, investigations, compliance and related litigation. He is the Co-Practice Leader of Brown Rudnick’s Energy Utilities and Environmental Practice Group in Boston and represents clients across a diverse number of regulated industries.

Jed is regularly relied upon by his clients to navigate complex regulatory processes, government investigations and enforcement litigation. In navigating these government processes and actions, Jed draws from over sixteen years of representing the government at the most senior levels including as an Assistant Attorney General and Bureau Chief in the Office of the Attorney General, General Counsel to the Department of Telecommunications and Energy and Deputy Legal Counsel to the Governor. Jed has held other positions in state and municipal government including Deputy Director of the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulations and staff attorney at the Boston Police Department.     

At Brown Rudnick, Jed has represented international corporations and businesses throughout New England and the U.S. to secure key regulatory approvals in the Commonwealth including rate adjustments, long-term contracts, merger transactions initial suitability and licensure and frequently appears before regulators throughout state and municipal government. Jed has also defended existing licensees from regulatory enforcement actions and regularly represents companies under investigation by the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office for violations of the Commonwealth’s unfair and deceptive trade practices law.     

A hallmark of Jed’s success for his clients is aligning his clients’ business interests with the Commonwealth’s policies and ensuring long-term regulatory certainty.   

Jed currently advises and represents clients in the following areas:

  • Energy and Telecommunication Regulatory Litigation
  • State Gaming Regulatory Litigation and Licensing
  • Regulatory Investigations and Compliance
  • State Attorney General Investigations and Litigation
  • State and Local Transportation Regulation
  • Negotiation of Energy Contracts and Power Purchase Agreements
  • Strategic Counsel on Energy Policy and Legislation

Representation

Energy, Telecommunications and Transportation

Represented transmission developer and large hydro energy supplier in connection with long-term contract approvals in Massachusetts.

Serve as Massachusetts regulatory counsel to international energy company in connection with Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities approval of $4.6 billion acquisition in the United States.

Negotiated multiple gas and electric supply agreements on behalf of an energy buying consortium representing nearly 500 members in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island.

Defended competitive energy supplier in connection with state Attorney General Investigation into alleged unfair and deceptive marketing practices.

Defended and resolved investigation of Transportation Network Company pricing investigation by the Transportation Network Division of the Department of Public Utilities.

Litigated cable basic rate cases before Department of Telecommunication and Cable for National Communications Company.

Gaming, Entertainment and Leisure

Successfully represented international gaming Company and its subsidiaries in initial suitability investigation and hearings before the Massachusetts Gaming Commission.

Successfully represented international gaming company in connection with award of gaming license in Massachusetts.

Successfully defended international gaming company in ongoing suitability investigation and fully adjudicated hearing before the Massachusetts Gaming Commission.

Successfully defended major Boston music festival producer in multiple alcohol licensing and enforcement matters.

Successfully defended international hotel in alcohol licensing enforcement actions.

Represented arcade industry in connection with Governor’s COVID 19 Business Re-Opening restrictions allowing the industry to be recategorized and reopen their businesses.

Project Development

Represented owner of nuclear power plant and assisted in negotiating a comprehensive agreement with the Commonwealth regarding the clean-up of the site after decommissioning of the facility.

Litigated water company valuation case before Department of Public Utilities in connection with proposed municipal purchase.

Successfully negotiated memorandum of understanding with Massachusetts Historic Commission covering the preservation, partial preservation and demolition of multiple historic structures in Springfield, MA.

Represented Boston teaching hospital in connection with the purchase and sale of microgrid and district energy system.

Defended and successfully resolved a receivership action brought by a municipality in state housing court against the owners of a major apartment complex for alleged health and safety code violations.

Education

New England School of Law – J.D., 1996
Union College – B.A., 1993

Bar Admissions

Massachusetts
U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
Publications
Author, "Massachusetts puts break on State online lottery plan," World Online Gambling Law Report (September 2016)
Author, "Coming to a Jurisdiction Near You?" American Gaming Lawyer (Spring 2015)
Interviewed, "Insider view: What to expect if you're expecting to work with Massachusetts casinos," Boston Business Journal (November 4, 2014)
Co-author, "Proposed Legislation Good For Customers, Economy And Environment," Banker & Tradesman (July 21, 2014)
Co-author, "Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities Opens Comprehensive Inquiry into Electric Grid Modernization," Brown Rudnick Alert (October 2013)
Co-author, "Going Broke? Not Until You Pay Me," Corporate Counsel (December 1, 2012)
"Cost Trackers and Decoupling: Recent Changes and Trends in Regulatory Ratemaking," Business Law Section Newsletter, Boston Bar Association, Vol. 3 (Spring 2010) 
Professional Affiliations
Member, International Masters of Gaming Law
Executive Committee Member, National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates (2010-2011)
Coordinating Committee Chair, ISO-New England Consumer Liaison Group (2009-2011)
Co-Chair, Energy and Telecommunications Committee, Boston Bar Association (2008-2009)
Energy Bar Association