Douglas G. Robinson has extensive experience litigating issues related to the energy industry. He has appeared before federal and state trial and appellate courts and regulatory agencies throughout the coun­try.


Mr. Robinson has sub­stantial experience in both U.S. and international arbitration and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.

Mr. Robinson has on numerous occasions headed up multi-firm litigation teams in cases involving the application of the antitrust laws, the Federal False Claims Act and federal and state regulations to the energy industry. He also has litigated a number of cases involving contracts for the purchase and sale of oil, gas and electricity, and the financing of energy projects.

Mr. Robinson is actively involved in pro bono matters. He serves on the boards of directors and advisory committees of local public interest law firms and chairs the Wash­ington, D.C. office’s pro bono committee.

He is a member of the American Bar Foundation, and was awarded the American Bar Association’s National Pro Bono Award in 1994 and the Legal Aid Society’s Servant of Justice Award in 2002.



  • J.D., George Washington University, 1969 (with Highest Honors; Editor-in-Chief, George Washington Law Review)
  • B.A., University of Washington, 1965


  • District of Columbia

Government Service

  • Deputy General Counsel, Federal Energy Administration (1974-1976)
  • Deputy Administrator, Economic Regulatory Administration, U.S. Department of Energy (1977-1980)
  • Chief of Staff and Special Assistant to the Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy (1980-1981)

Douglas G. Robinson

Of Counsel, Energy Regulation and Litigation