David J. Hill
David Hil concentrates on complex matters involving energy regulation, including compliance matters and antitrust issues. He has represented major electric utilities, natural gas pipelines and energy trading companies.


Before joining Skadden in 2001, Mr. Hill was a partner at another law firm in Washington, D.C., in which he represented natural gas pipelines in administrative and judicial proceedings arising out of curtailments of natural gas service, take-or-pay disputes with producers and the open access and unbundling initiatives of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. He also represented energy and other companies in complex contract disputes, antitrust compliance and litigation, internal corporate investigations and related matters. Since joining Skadden, he has represented various utilities and natural gas companies in connection with the California energy crisis of 2000-2001 and energy marketers in public and non-public investigations before FERC and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

Mr. Hill served as a trial attorney in the Bureau of Competition at the Federal Trade Commission and received the Chairman’s Meritorious Service Award in 1975.

Mr. Hill authored “Resolving Disputes: Back to the Basics of Judicial Versus Agency Jurisdiction,” published in Natural Gas (February 1999) and was a contributing author to Energy Regulatory Compliance: The Skadden Handbook (December 2005).



  • J.D., Harvard Law School, 1973
  • B.S.F.S., Georgetown University, 1970 (magna cum laude)


  • District of Columbia

David J. Hill

Counsel, Energy Regulation and Litigation