Robert 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 U.S. Courts of Appeals, through the filing of written pleadings and the presentation of oral argument. See www.ferc.gov/legal/court-cases.asp. Mr. Solomon personally has presented oral argument before appellate panels, in defense of the Commission, over 60 times.
Mr. Solomon is a member of the U.S. Senior Executive Service. Since becoming FERC Solicitor, he has received the FERC Exemplar of Public Service Award, 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 Solicitor, Mr. Solomon was Associate and Deputy Solicitor (2001-2006), a Legal Advisor to FERC Commissioners Bailey and Hebert (1998-2001), a Deputy Assistant General Counsel (1991-1998), and a trial attorney in the Solicitor’s Office (1988-1991). Before coming to FERC in 1988, he was an associate attorney at Newman & Holtzinger, a Washington, D.C. law firm specializing in energy and regulatory matters.
Mr. Solomon received his law degree in 1985 from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, Missouri and his undergraduate degree in 1982 from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.