Nikki Hall White Joins Wilkinson Barker Knauer as Partner

Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP (WBK) is pleased to announce Nikki Hall White will join the firm as a Partner on August 1, 2023. Nikki joins the firm after serving as the Director of Regulatory Strategy and Services at Pepco Holdings, an Exelon Company, the nation’s largest utility by customer count.

Nikki brings extensive experience in the energy sector and is a highly experienced former regulator and judge. She successfully achieved financial and policy levels outcomes in Maryland and the District of Columbia. In her role at Pepco Holdings, Nikki developed and implemented multi-year rate plans for Pepco Holdings utilities in both jurisdictions, achieving more stable and predictable revenue streams for the utility.

Prior to her work at Pepco, she served as Commissioner and Chair of the South Carolina Public Service Commission for over seven years. Her rich regulatory experience will allow Nikki to provide WBK’s clients with sound advice on fundamental utility policy issues in the energy and communications fields.

“WBK prides itself on blending regulatory expertise with deep knowledge of our client’s businesses and Nikki will bring that secret sauce as an advocate and leader for the Firm,” said Managing Partner Bryan Tramont. “Her experience on the front lines of cutting-edge regulatory change at the state and federal levels will be an extraordinary asset to all of our clients. She also shares the Firm’s commitment to our community – whether through her board service at Leadership of Great Washington or working with the alumnae of her alma mater Spelman College.  We look forward to adding Nikki’s talents and leadership to the team.”

“Nikki’s work at Exelon put her at the forefront of regulatory innovation,” added Denver Managing Partner Ray Gifford. “Her experience as a regulator makes her a perfect fit for the WBK team.”

“It is my honor to join this esteemed firm with respected industry thought leaders,” said Nikki Hall White. “I look forward to leveraging my experience and insight as a former utility regulator and utility professional to inform creative strategy for current and imminent energy policy challenges and issues.”

Nikki holds a B.A. in English from Spelman College and received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.

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