Robert H. Solomon

Professorial Lecturer in Law

2000 H Street, NW Washington, DC 20052

Robert H. Solomon has been the Solicitor of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission since November 2005. The Solicitor’s Office operates within the FERC Office of the General Counsel. It is responsible for defending the agency’s orders, policies and initiatives, primarily in the US Courts of Appeals and the US Supreme Court, through the filing of written pleadings and the presentation of oral argument. Visit the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission website for more details. Mr. Solomon personally has presented oral argument before appellate panels, in defense of the Commission, over 70 times. The Solicitor’s Office also is responsible for preparing agency rehearing orders.

He is a member of the US Senior Executive Service. Since becoming FERC Solicitor, Mr. Solomon has received the FERC Exemplar of Public Service Award (twice), the Chairman’s Medal, and the Chairman’s Executive Leadership Award. He is a Master in the Edward Coke Appellate Inn of Court and an active member of the Energy Bar Association.

Before becoming FERC Solicitor, Mr. Solomon was Associate and Deputy Solicitor, a Legal Advisor to FERC Commissioners Bailey and Hebert, a Deputy Assistant General Counsel, and a trial attorney in the Solicitor’s Office. Before coming to FERC, he was an associate attorney at Newman & Holtzinger, a Washington, DC, law firm specializing in energy and regulatory matters.

Energy Law and Regulation

BA, University of Pennsylvania; JD, Washington University School of Law (St. Louis)