Robin Rotman works primarily in the area of energy infrastructure project development.
She represents developers, investors, owners, and operators of electric generation and transmission projects, particularly renewable energy projects (hydro, solar, wind, and geothermal). Robin has experience structuring transactions, negotiating project agreements and documentation, and representing clients in related regulatory and permitting matters. Robin is also involved in international matters focusing on the development and implementation of emerging market commercial and regulatory structures to promote investment in the energy sector.
Robin counsels Native American Tribes and Alaska Native Corporations on energy, natural resources, and economic development projects, including representing the first tribes to own and operate a major hydropower project.
In addition, Robin advises clients on regulatory matters related to the transportation of energy products and hazardous materials in North America, particularly crude-by-rail.
Prior to joining the firm, Robin was an associate in the D.C. office of a New York-based law firm, where she focused on corporate finance and project finance.
Robin serves as an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University's Walsh School of Foreign Service, teaching a course on Environ Law, Tech, & Justice. Robin is also active in pro bono work through the Senate Roundtable on Trauma in Native Communities and the Children’s Law Center’s special education program.
Robin is proficient in Spanish.
Yale Law School
University of Oxford
M.Sc., Rhodes Scholar, 2005
Sewanee: The University of the South
B.S., summa cum laude, 2004
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
American Bar Association
Association of Transportation Law Professionals
Editor, HazMat, Safety & Security Column in Highlights, ATLP's bi-monthly publication
Energy Bar Association
Georgetown University, Walsh School of Foreign Service
Adjunct Professor, Environ Law, Tech, & Justice
UNESCO Global Water Forum
Water Quality Topic Editor
Women's Council on Energy and the Environment
Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Assistant General Counsel / Special Assistant to the Director, 2009-2011
Legal Advisor to the Permanent Mission of Maldives, 2008-2009