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.

He has been recognized in energy regulatory law by Chambers USA (2010–2018), Best Lawyers in America, Energy (2007–2018), and The Legal 500 US (2008–2010; 2012–2013; 2015–2018). 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 Paul E. Nordstrom Service Award (2016), and also received the Center for the Advancement of Energy Markets Service Award (2005). Robert has served as Editor-In-Chief of the Energy Law Journal since 2005 and is a past President of the Energy Bar Association.



Chambers USA, Energy Regulatory Law, 2010–2018

Best Lawyers in America, Energy, 2007–2018

The Legal 500 US, 2008–2010; 2012–2013; 2015–2018

The National Law Journal, 2017 Energy & Environmental Trailblazers

Energy Bar Association (EBA), Paul E. Nordstrom Service Award, 2016

Center for the Advancement of Energy Markets Service Award, 2005


Admissions & Qualifications

  • District of Columbia


  • Boston University School of LawJ.D.1978
  • Georgetown UniversityB.A.1974