Pam Loomis is a public policy attorney who understands how to successfully navigate California's legislative and regulatory processes. She utilizes an effective blend of political strategy, communication, and negotiation to forward her clients' interests. Ms. Loomis facilitates favorable public policy outcomes for her clients through a powerful combination of her 20 years of experience working with state government and excellent bi-partisan relationships with legislators, Administration officials, and their staff. She provides legislative and regulatory solutions for clients across several industries, including clean tech, energy, healthcare, and telecommunications.
Prior to coming to Nossaman, Ms. Loomis was the Director of Governmental Affairs for the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), where she effectively utilized her relationships in the Legislature to advance the Commission's positions on the Renewable Portfolio Standard, electricity rate structuring reform, broadband infrastructure development, water ratemaking, railroad safety oversight, licensing of limousines and charter buses, telecommunications universal service programs and funds, and the state budget.
Prior to her work at the CPUC, Ms. Loomis was the Capitol Director for the Vice Chair of the Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications Committee during the 2001 state energy crisis and beyond. She worked on legislation relating to direct access, electricity standby charges, the CPUC's reasonableness review of utility bilateral contracts for electricity, power plant siting, and distributed generation.
Ms. Loomis also served as Legislative Director for two other state Senators, as well as a Policy Consultant for the Senate Republican Caucus. As leadership staff, she helped to develop caucus positions on housing, insurance, judiciary, taxation, and transportation issues.
California's Independent Telecommunications Companies (CITC). Ms. Loomis serves as the chief Legislative Advocate for this diverse coalition of 13 small telephone companies serving rural California, by providing political advice, strategy and messaging development, and legislative and administrative advocacy in support of CITC's public policy priorities. In 2012, she played a key role in the successful passage of SB 379 (Fuller) modifying rate-of-return regulation of small telephone companies by the CPUC, thereby preserving millions of dollars in federal funding. Most recently, Ms. Loomis successfully led a lobbying coalition of interested parties on behalf of CITC to extend universal service high-cost support for both large and small telephone companies until January 1, 2019.
Virtual Radiologic (vRad). Ms. Loomis provides legislative advocacy services to this national teleradiology company that utilizes telehealth software solutions to deliver quality analyses from radiology specialists to California hospitals and physician groups. In 2014, she worked with a team of Nossaman attorneys and lobbyists to negotiate legislative language with the Administration to bring an outdated law into alignment with the advancement of telehealth technologies.
SVTC Solar. Ms. Loomis advised and advocated for a Silicon Valley manufacturing facility seeking state matching funds for a $30 million grant from the Department of Energy to develop an advanced solar photovoltaic manufacturing development facility in San Jose.