Margaret Doane

Government Member

Ms. Doane currently serves as General Counsel for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), a position she has held since November 2012.  Previously, Ms. Doane served for five years as the Director of the NRC’s Office of International Programs. In this capacity, Ms. Doane served as a principal liaison between the international regulatory community and the members of the NRC as well as civilian nuclear policy-making bodies within the U.S. Government.   

Previously, Ms. Doane served for three years as Deputy Director of the Office of International Programs.  She is a 2004 graduate of the NRC’s SES Candidate Development Program.  From 1998 through 2004, Ms. Doane served on the staff of Commissioner Jeffrey S. Merrifield in progressively responsible positions, ultimately serving as his Chief of Staff.  Before joining Commissioner Merrifield’s staff, she served as an attorney in the Office of Commission Appellate Adjudication from 1991 to 1998.

She began her career at the NRC in 1991 as a Special Assistant (Legal) in the Office of the Secretary.  Prior to joining the NRC, Ms. Doane served for 3 years as an attorney advisor for the Department of Veterans Affairs, Board of Veterans Appeals.  Ms. Doane received a B.A. degree in Economics from Loyola College in Baltimore and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Maryland School of Law.