Day One Luncheon (May 19, 2011)
White House Dreams:
Oh, How I Wish They Were California Regs!
Sheila Slocum Hollis
Chair, Duane Morris LLP, Washington D.C. Office
Sheila serves on the firm’s Executive Committee and Partners’ Board. She was the founding managing partner of the firm’s Washington office and its Energy, Environment and Resources Practice.
Sheila specializes in domestic and international energy and environmental matters, representing governmental bodies and the energy industry. She is recognized by Chambers Guide (2008-present) and is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
Sheila was the first Director of the Office of Enforcement of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, establishing the office and its policies and procedures, serving from 1977 to 1980 and was a trial lawyer at the Federal Power Commission from 1974-1975. Recognized by the National Law Journal as one of the nation’s top energy lawyers, and by various organizations for her expertise in oil, gas, and electric law issues, Sheila was the first woman to serve as President of the Energy Bar, and was Chair of the American Bar Association’s Section of Environment, Energy and Resources. She now serves as the Section’s representative in the ABA House of Delegates and as its representative to the Nominating Committee of the ABA.
In December 2010, Sheila received the Energy Bar Association and the Charitable Foundation of the Energy Bar’s Paul Nordstrom Award for her service to the legal profession and the community. She also chaired the ABA’s Fund for Justice and Education, the Standing Committee on Environmental Law, the Coordinating Group on Energy Law and recently served a three-year term on the ABA’s Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary. She served as president of the Women’s Council on Energy and the Environment from 1997-2002 and received its Woman of the Year award in 2003.
Sheila chaired the Board of Editors of the ABA Journal, and now chairs the Standing Committee on Gavel Awards. A co-author of two energy law and policy books, Sheila served as a professorial lecturer in the law on the subject of energy law at the George Washington University Law School from 1979-1999. She serves on the Board and is Treasurer of the United States Energy Association and the American Friends of the Royal Society.
A Colorado native, she is a graduate of the University of Colorado (cum laude in overall studies and with honors in Journalism), and the University of Denver College of Law.