Sheila S. Hollis
Environment, Energy and Resources Section Member-at-Large (2020 – 2023)
Of Counsel with and founding managing partner and chair of Duane Morris, LLP Washington Office
University of Denver College of Law, J.D., 1973
Sheila’s career spans energy and environmental policy, transactional and regulatory law worldwide. She was founding Director of the Office of Enforcement of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and was a charter member of the Senior Executive Service. She served as Professorial Lecturer in Energy Law for 20 years at George Washington University Law School and co-authored an energy law and policy textbook among multiple other publications. She is a member of the Board of the American Friends of the Royal Society; the Royal Society is the oldest Scientific society in the world. She is a member of International` Women’s Foundation. She is the first woman member of her firm’s fivemember Executive Committee in its 100 + year history.
First woman President of the Energy Bar Association, she chaired the ABA’s Section of Environment, Energy and Resources and serves as its delegate in the ABA House for 20 years. She chairs the Standing Committee on the Law Library of Congress and chaired the Board of Editors of the ABA Journal, the Standing Committee on Environmental Law, and the Fund for Justice and Education and the Silver Gavel Awards. She served on the Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary.
Chambers listed for many years, she has been recognized one of Washington’s Top 100 Lawyers in “Super Lawyers”. She is one of the ABA’s “Trailblazer” for women in law, and one of “50 Key Women in Energy Worldwide”. In 2011 she received Platt’s Global Energy Award for Lifetime Achievement and the “2018 Legacy Award” by the International Petroleum Economist and multiple awards by women’s organizations and energy/environmental associations. She is Chair of the Board of Directors the United States Energy Association and is a trustee of the Center for American and International Law and of Plimoth Plantation.
A Life Fellow of the American Law Institute and an Honorary North American member of the Commercial Bar of England and Wales, she is a fellow of the American College of Environmental Lawyers and a Member of the American Friends of the Royal Society. She is listed in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the World.
A Colorado native, Sheila is a graduate of the University of Colorado, cum laude in general studies and with honors in journalism and studied international law at Exeter University in Exeter, England.