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 has a leading reputation advising companies on the energy regulatory and compliance aspects of transactions and other energy market activities and 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. 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.

He has been recognized in energy regulatory law by Chambers USA (2010–2020), Best Lawyers in America, Energy (2007–2020), and The Legal 500 US. Robert was named by The National Law Journal to its list of 2017 Energy & Environmental Trailblazers, was honored by the Energy Bar Association (EBA) with the EBA President’s Award (2019) and the Paul E. Nordstrom Service Award (2016), and also received the Center for the Advancement of Energy Markets Service Award (2005). Robert served as Editor-In-Chief of the Energy Law Journal from 2005–2019, and is a past President of the Energy Bar Association.


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

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Industry focus > Energy regulation: conventional power

Praised for its ‘superior technical capabilities’, Kirkland & Ellis LLP represents a wide range of electricity market participants and individuals in FERC and CFTC enforcement proceedings and FERC audits. The group handles transaction and financing structures, renewable portfolio investments and acquisitions, and also advised clients in the aftermath of winter storm Uri. Key contacts at the firm include ‘standoutsBrooksany Barrowes and Andrew Stuyvenberg; the former has experience developing trading and corporate compliance programs; the latter has worked on significant financing and M&A projects. Robert Fleishman is an ‘intellectual and legal powerhouse’ with extensive expertise before the FERC, CFTC and other regulatory bodies.

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

Kirkland & Ellis LLP represents clients before federal and state regulatory agencies, including the CFTC and FERC on natural gas and oil pipeline matters. Areas of expertise include enforcement investigations, pipeline shipper contracts and interconnection, along with the development of hydrogen and carbon capture technology, among others. The group has also advised clients on several issues arising from winter storm Uri. Brooksany Barrowes and Robert Fleishman are the key contacts in Washington DC.