Raya Treiser is a partner in the Government, Regulatory & Internal Investigations Practice Group in the Washington, D.C., office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. With over a decade of public and private sector experience, Raya advises clients on navigating high-stakes oversight, regulatory, permitting and strategic matters. Prior to private practice, Raya served in the Obama White House and the Department of the Interior where she helped shape the policies that govern onshore and offshore energy and infrastructure development.



Recognized for Environmental Law, Best Lawyers in America, 2018–2021

Named a Washington D.C. “Rising Star,” Super Lawyers, 2019–2020

Recognized for Energy Regulatory (Oil & Gas), The Legal 500 U.S.

Memberships & Affiliations

Vice Chair, American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy & Resources Public Land and Resources Committees

Leadership Team Member, American Bar Association, Endangered Species & Mining and Mineral Extraction Committees


Admissions & Qualifications

  • District of Columbia
  • New York


  • Georgetown University Law CenterJ.D.cum laude2009
  • Sciences Po & Paris I Panthéon-SorbonneMaster in Global Business Law2008
  • Georgetown University Walsh School of Foreign ServiceB.S.magna cum laude2005