Nancy Werner is a partner and leads the municipal telecommunications practice at Bradley Werner, LLC.  Nancy has extensive experience in communications law, including cable franchise agreements, telecommunications and utility agreements, wireless siting regulations and broadband services.  She represents municipal clients on communications-related matters in state and federal court, and before Congress, the Federal Communications Commission and other federal agencies. Prior to joining Bradley Werner, Nancy was General Counsel of the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA), a local government professional association representing the interests of local governments in communications law and policy, where she led the advocacy efforts to protect local government interests before Congress, the Federal Communications Commission and the Treasury Department on cable television, telecommunications, broadband and wireless matters.  Nancy also led NATOA’s challenges to FCC actions in federal court, including significant cable franchise and wireless cases before the Ninth and Sixth Circuit Courts of Appeals.  Prior to joining NATOA, Nancy was Of Counsel at the law firm of Beery, Elsner & Hammond, LLP in Portland, Oregon, where she represented local government with a focus on communications law, right of way management and utility franchises. Nancy previously was a litigator at Kirkland & Ellis in Chicago and O'Melveny & Myers in Los Angeles. Nancy is a graduate of the University of Southern California Law School, where she was on the staff of the USC Law Review.

Areas of Practice

  • Cable Television
  • Telecommunications and Wireless
  • Franchising and Rights of Way
  • Broadband
  • Municipal

Government Affairs

  • Development of model ordinance on telecommunications issues
  • Advocacy at the Federal Communications Commission and other federal regulatory agencies
  • Drafting bills and amendments to bill to protect municipal interests
  • Testimony before the Oregon Legislature to preserve municipal authority

Bar Memberships and Service

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth, Sixth and D.C. Circuits
  • District Courts for the Central District of California, District of Oregon, Northern District of Illinois and Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • Oregon State Bar Illinois State Bar California State Bar (currently inactive)
  • Federal Communications Commission Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee (2019-2021)


  • B.A., summa cum laude, Augustana College
  • J.D., University of Southern California Law School
  • Member, Southern California Law Review

Our Offices

Bradley Werner, LLC

  • Minneapolis/St. Paul Office


    2145 Woodlane Drive,
    Suite 106,
    Woodbury, Minnesota 55125

  • Chicago Office


    1101 Davis Street #1822,
    Evanston, IL 60204