Robert F. Riley

Williams Mullen

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South 10th Street 200
Richmond 23219 VA US

Robert F. Riley is co-chair of the Energy Practice Group at Williams Mullen where his practice concentrates on energy project development, energy transactional matters and related federal and state regulatory issues. In particular, Bob focuses on helping clients develop, construct, own, operate and manage electric power projects utilizing conventional fuel sources (natural gas, oil and coal) and renewable resources.

Bob also assists clients in performing due diligence evaluations regarding the acquisition, sale and financing of energy projects. In addition, he supports large industrial end users with their energy purchasing needs and requirements.

Bob has been advising energy clients for more than 29 years and has extensive law firm, in-house corporate and government experience. Before joining Williams Mullen, Bob was vice president and general counsel for numerous wholly owned subsidiaries of Edison Mission Energy Company. Formerly, Bob was an energy associate with Akin Gump Straus Hauer & Feld.

In addition, Bob worked for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), where he served as a trial attorney in the Enforcement Section and an attorney advisor in the Pipeline Certificates Section. Prior to and during law school, Bob was a landman for an oil and gas company with exploration and production activities throughout Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York.

Bob is licensed to practice law in Ohio, Virginia and the District of Columbia. He is a member of the Energy Bar Association and is a former chair of its Generation and Power Marketing Committee. He is also a member of the American Bar Association, where he serves as vice chair of the Renewable Energy and Distributed Generation Resource Committee.

Bob is a member of the American Council on Renewable Energy and is a former member of the Renewable Energy Credit (REC) Trading Working Group. Bob is a 1985 graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Law, and he received his B.A. from St. Louis University in 1979.

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Bar Association – Vice Chair, Renewable Energy and Distributed Generation Resources Committee (2006-Present)
  • American Council on Renewable Energy – Renewable Energy Credit (REC) Trading Working Group
  • Energy Bar Association – Former Chair, Generation and Power Marketing Committee
  • Virginia Chamber of Commerce – Chair, Energy Committee


  • Case Western Reserve Law School (J.D.), 1985
  • St. Louis University (B.A.), 1979


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