Gerald L. Richman's primary focus is advising clients on compliance with the rules of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), particularly the regulations governing relations and transactions between electric public utilities or natural gas pipelines and their affiliates.


Mr. Richman counsels clients concerning FERC authorization of natural gas pipeline and LNG facilities, advises and represents companies that are the targets of FERC investigations and audits, and participates in FERC litigation on issues such as rates, market practices and affiliate preferences.

Prior to coming to Skadden, he served for nearly 10 years as an attorney in the Enforcement Section of FERC’s Office of General Counsel. In that capacity, he conducted investigations and audits focusing on competitive access to electric transmission and natural gas pipeline systems, FERC affiliate rules, and environmental and safety regulations relating to natural gas pipelines and hydroelectric projects.

Prior to joining FERC’s Enforcement Section, Mr. Richman was in private practice as a regulatory attorney in the District of Columbia.

From May 2009 through mid-July 2010, while participating in the Skadden Sidebar Plus program, Mr. Richman served as a special advisor to the New America Foundation’s Energy Policy Council.



  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1979
  • B.A., History, Rutgers University, 1975 (Phi Beta Kappa)


  • District of Columbia


  • Energy Bar Association

Government Service

  • Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Office of General Counsel, Enforcement Section

Gerald L. Richman

Counsel, Energy Regulation and Litigation