Nate Zolik is an administrative and regulatory attorney and a member of the firm’s Energy Strategies and Political Law Practice Groups. Nate advises clients in their interactions with government. He counsels utilities and investors on all aspects of Wisconsin utility and holding company regulation, and he has represented utilities and large customers in contested proceedings before state public utility commissions.
Nate also provides counsel on government procurement, ethics and lobbying law, campaign finance regulation, and trade practice matters in the alcohol beverages industry, and he has significant experience in developing and drafting proposed legislation and administrative rules on behalf of regulated industries. Nate also represents clients in connection with local government matters, including land use, zoning and business licensing.
Nate has over a decade of experience in senior positions of state government, including chief of staff at the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin, and chief legal counsel to former Wisconsin governor Jim Doyle. He has served on numerous state boards and advisory councils, including as chairman of the governor’s Pardon Advisory Board and member of the state Claims Board. He also has testified on energy policy matters before the Wisconsin legislature and frequently presents to industry groups on public utility regulatory developments.
Nate began his legal career as a commercial litigation attorney at a large law firm in New York City. As a litigator, Nate helped clients on complex civil cases involving allegations of commercial and securities fraud, breach of contract, and mass tort. He has experience with depositions, civil discovery and pre-trial motion practice in New York state and federal courts.
Juris Doctor, University of Wisconsin Law School, cum laude (Wisconsin Law Review, Note & Comment Editor)
Bachelor of Science, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH