Press Release

Robert Fleishman Joins Kirkland in Washington, D.C.

Kirkland & Ellis LLP is pleased to announce that Robert Fleishman has joined the Firm’s Washington, D.C., office as a partner in the Corporate Practice Group.

Mr. Fleishman advises clients on the energy regulatory and compliance aspects of transactions and other energy market activities. In particular, he defends energy and financial industry participants and individuals in energy markets against charges of market manipulation before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and other regulatory bodies.

Mr. Fleishman has extensive experience in the energy regulatory field. He began his career at FERC, where he served in various capacities, including in the Division of Enforcement. He served at Constellation Energy Group and Baltimore Gas & Electric Co., for over 17 years in numerous capacities, including as general counsel and vice president for corporate affairs. He moved to Covington & Burling LLP in 2003 and most recently was senior of counsel in the Washington, D.C., office of Morrison & Foerster LLP.

“Bob is one of the preeminent energy regulatory lawyers in the U.S.,” said Andrew Calder, a partner in Kirkland’s Houston office and a member of the Firm’s Global Management Executive Committee. “Kirkland is pleased he has agreed to join us to build and lead a top-notch energy regulatory practice to support the firm’s large and growing energy & infrastructure practice.”

Mr. Fleishman holds a law degree from the Boston University School of Law and a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University. He has been recognized by numerous publications, including Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America, Legal 500 U.S. and The National Law Journal. Bob was honored by the Energy Bar Association with the Paul E. Nordstrom Service Award, and also received the Center for the Advancement of Energy Markets Service Award.

Mr. Fleishman’s appointment follows several recent hires focused on infrastructure finance. Earlier this year, Kirkland welcomed Rohit Chaudhry, formerly global head of projects and project finance at Norton Rose Fulbright LLP and his former Norton Rose partner Brian Greene, as well as Roald Nashi and Scott Cockerham to its infrastructure finance practice.

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