Jessica Bell has dedicated herself to serving the legal needs of clients on the public interest side of our nation’s infrastructure, working with municipal and state clients on a variety of issues across the firm’s practice areas before federal agencies and in state and federal courts.
Jessica advocates for clients on energy matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Her transactional work has included the negotiation of a set of agreements concerning a customer transfer and the interpretation of contracts concerning the joint ownership of a nuclear plant.
On transportation matters, Jessica advocates for clients before the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), as well as before state and federal appellate courts. She has represented airports sponsors in administrative and court challenges to TSA’s proposal to shift exit lane monitoring responsibilities and drafted comments on FAA’s proposed hangar use policy.
Jessica’s work in the area of telecommunications includes advocating on behalf of municipal clients in Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rulemakings and counseling clients on compliance with new FCC rules.
Before joining Spiegel, Jessica completed a two-year Honors Attorney Fellowship in the Office of General Counsel of the EPA, where she worked on implementing environmental programs in Indian Country and issues and requirements in agency rulemakings. She was awarded bronze medals from the Office of General Counsel and the Office of Environmental Information for her work. Prior to her fellowship, she served as a law clerk to the Honorable Andrew M. Mead of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court.
Electricity, Environmental issues in energy, Telecommunications and Airports.