Robert G. Szabo




1050 Thomas Jefferson Street NW
Seventh Floor
Washington, DC 20007

Since joining the firm as a partner in 1978, Bob has represented a wide range of clients on a variety of federal issues, including but not limited to the following:

  • Representing a major independent oil and gas producer with regard to issues arising in foreign nations from which the producer holds oil and gas leases;
  • Assisting federal outer continental shelf (OCS) oil and gas lessees to obtain the right to retain their leases;
  • Representing a state with respect to both its claims for a share of federal OCS revenues through Section 8(g) of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act and for other portions of OCS revenue;
  • Assisting a major hydroelectric project owned by two states to remove the legal impediments to the project’s operation due to the presence of federal property in the project;
  • Representing a cellulosic ethanol producer in its successful effort to develop one of the nation’s first cellulosic ethanol demonstration facilities;
  •  Representing a coalition of groups with regard to the operation of the Section 404 permitting program of the Clean Water Act and also with regard to the definition of “waters of the United States”;
  • Representing a large coalition of customers dependent on freight railroads for their transportation in an effort to improve their ability to negotiate acceptable commercial transportation arrangements;
  • Representing a large national coalition of interests in their efforts to improve the Endangered Species Act; and
  • Representing a national trade association of energy service companies with respect to the application of a provision of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and the federal tax benefit provided for energy efficient buildings.



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National Water Resources Association

Panelist, "Inside Washington"
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NCTA Annual Conference 2007

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