Sheila Hollis is the founding managing partner and now Chair of the Washington Office of Duane Morris, serving on the firm’s five member Executive Committee for many years. Sheila is an internationally recognized energy lawyer and represents clients in multiple major energy law matters, including investigations and enforcement actions, major developments of energy projects of all types worldwide. She was a trial lawyer at the Federal Power Commission and later served in the US government as the first Director of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Office of Enforcement. She is a Fellow of the American College of Environmental Lawyers and has been chronicled as a “Trailblazer” by the ABA. She was the first woman to be President of the Federal Energy Bar, and was Section Chair of the ABA’s Section of Environment, Energy and Natural Resources (“SEER”). She is Chair of the Standing Committee on the Law Library of Congress and serves in the ABA House of Delegates for SEER. Sheila chaired the ABA’s Journal Board of Editors, the Standing Committee on Gavel Awards, the Fund for Justice and Education, and the Standing Committee on Environmental Law. She is Chambers listed, and has lifetime listing in Who’s Who In America. Sheila taught Energy Law for twenty years at the George Washington University Law School and is widely published in energy and environmental issues. In 2017 she was noted as one of Washington’s Top 100 Attorneys and was the first attorney in private practice to receive the Platt’s Global Energy Award for Lifetime Achievement. She was President of Women’s Council on Energy and Environment and recipient of its Woman of the Year award. Originally from Colorado, and growing up in the West, she is a graduate of the University of Colorado cum laude general studies and with honors in Journalism, and the University of Denver College of Law.
In 2012, Ms. Hollis was inducted as a Fellow into the American College of Environmental Lawyers, an honor bestowed upon a select group of lawyers with “distinguished experience and high standards.”