Helen Golding

Helen Golding has over 35 years experience as an attorney and economic and public policy consultant specializing in the utility industry. She was Assistant General Counsel and Acting General Counsel of the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities from 1988 to 1992, where she supervised staff attorneys and advised the Commission on legal matters pertaining to electric, gas, water, and telecommunications utilities subject to the Commission’s jurisdiction. Over the course of her career, Ms. Golding has prepared testimony, reports, affidavits, orders, and presentations on a wide range of telecommunications regulatory and public policy issues of concern to consumers, including the development of utility rates (both cost and policy-based considerations in rate-setting, as well as price regulation), universal service policy, the impact of mergers, acquisitions, and affiliate transactions on consumers, and broadband and Internet access policies, among others. Ms. Golding also has experience in the field of electric market competition.

Ms. Golding began her career as a lawyer for the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities and Federal Communications Commission, where she participated in the formulation of many of the seminal policies to introduce competition into the telecommunications industry. After 17 years as a senior consultant (Vice President) with Economics and Technology, Inc., Ms. Golding is presently an independent consultant. Ms. Golding holds a law degree from Boston University School of Law and is a member of the Massachusetts Bar; she graduated, cum laude, from Bryn Mawr College.

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