Salo Zelermyer works in the firm's Environmental Strategies Group (ESG). The ESG includes environmental and energy attorneys, public policy advocates, and strategic communications experts and advises companies and business groups confronting major environmental and energy-development challenges, both domestically and globally. In particular, he counsels clients on matters relating to the Energy Policy Act of 2005, the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, recently established programs under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) enforcement of energy efficiency and water conservation standards.
Prior to joining Bracewell, Mr. Zelermyer was appointed by the President to serve as Senior Counsel in the Office of the General Counsel at the DOE. In this role, Mr. Zelermyer served as a senior advisor to the General Counsel and DOE leadership on a wide variety of energy and environmental issues. Among the many issues he dealt with in his time at DOE, Mr. Zelermyer had significant involvement with regulatory proposals promulgated under the Clean Air Act, regulatory and statutory responses to climate change, DOE's loan guarantee program for new and innovative energy technologies, and DOE's advanced technology vehicles manufacturing loan program.
Prior to his government service, Mr. Zelermyer handled litigation for a national law firm and represented clients in a wide variety of matters including bankruptcy, real estate, class action defense, securities and white collar crime.
With his experience in private practice and the government, Mr. Zelermyer assists clients with the legal and strategic challenges in dealing with the need to meet today's energy needs while making the transition to new energy technologies, alternative energy sources and reduced carbon emissions.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Salo Zelermyer