Mr Robert Fleishman > Kirkland & Ellis LLP > Washington DC, United States > Lawyer Profile

Kirkland & Ellis LLP
1301 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C., 20004
United States


Robert Fleishman is a corporate partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Robert has a leading reputation defending energy and financial industry participants and individuals in energy markets against charges of market manipulation, particularly before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), and other regulatory bodies, and advising companies on the energy regulatory and compliance aspects of transactions and other energy market activities. His deep knowledge of the electric and gas regulatory and enforcement landscape informs his representation of clients on energy regulatory, enforcement, compliance, transactional, commercial, legislative, and public policy matters and activities.


Boston University School of Law, J.D., 1978; Georgetown University, B.A., 1974.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Industry focus > Energy regulation: oil and gas

Kirkland & Ellis LLP is noted for transactional matters, including investments by private equity houses and their portfolio companies into oil and gas projects. The practice has substantial expertise and fields two senior regulatory lawyers in Brooksany Barrowes and Robert Fleishman, who play an integral role in a range of headline deals. Both have extensive experience before FERC and state public utility commissions.

United States > Industry focus > Energy regulation: conventional power

Kirkland & Ellis LLP has established credentials in the energy sector with the recruitment of Robert Fleishman in 2018 and Brooksany Barrowes in 2019; Barrowes is highly regarded in the industry and joined from Baker Botts L.L.P. The well-regarded senior team frequently represents clients, including major energy players, and private equity houses and their portfolio companies, before FERC, DoE, Nuclear Regulatory Commission and CFTC. Andrew Stuyvenberg is a key name at the associate level.