United States: Duane Morris Partner Sheila Hollis Named Finalist For Platts Global Energy Lifetime Achievement Award
Last Updated: November 10 2006

WASHINGTON, D.C., November 9, 2006 - Duane Morris LLP is pleased to announce that Sheila Slocum Hollis, a partner and leader in the Energy, Environment and Resources Practice Group in the firm's Washington, D.C. office, has been named a Lifetime Achievement Award finalist for the 2006 Platts Global Energy Awards. The organization will announce the winner at a ceremony to be held in New York on November 30. Sheila is the only attorney in private practice to be ever named a finalist for this honor.

The Platts Global Energy Awards recognize outstanding vision and achievement in the global energy industry. A leading provider of energy market news and information, Platts established the awards in 1999 to highlight the contributions to the energy world of individuals, community supporters and corporations. The Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to individuals "whose achievements are the product of a long and varied career of service, creativity, and insight, and who have gained widespread recognition and respect on the global stage," according to the Platts Web site. The finalists were chosen from more than 200 entrants by an impartial panel consisting of energy experts, regulators, corporate executives, academics and legislators.

Sheila is chair of the Washington, D.C. office and serves on the firm's Executive Committee and Partners' Board. She practices in the areas of energy transactional and regulatory law, and international and administrative law before government agencies, Congress and other entities. Sheila focuses on domestic and international energy, water and environmental matters, and represents governmental bodies and the power and natural gas industries. She has extensive energy policy and regulatory experience, having served as director of the Office of Enforcement of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and as a trial attorney for the Federal Power Commission. A fellow of the American Bar Association, she has held numerous leadership positions and serves in the ABA's House of Delegates. She also served on the Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary, among others. Sheila was recently named Chair of the Council of the ABA Fund for Justice and Education. She has played a central role in screening a U.S. Supreme Court candidate, and has received numerous awards and honors in recent years. The National Law Journal named Sheila among the nation's top 20 energy lawyers, and she has been honored as one of the "50 Key Women in Energy Worldwide" and the "Key Women in Energy - Americas." In 2003, Sheila was named "Woman of the Year" by the Women's Council on Energy and the Environment. She is listed in Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Law, the International Who's Who of Oil & Gas Lawyers and other biographical directories, and is a frequent speaker and writer on issues of energy law. She served as a professorial lecturer in energy law at The George Washington University Law School for twenty years.

Sheila earned her J.D. from the University of Denver College of Law in 1973 and graduated, cum laude, in general studies and with honors in journalism from the University of Colorado in 1971. She is admitted to practice in Washington, D.C. and Colorado.

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Duane Morris LLP, among the 100 largest law firms in the world, is a full-service firm of more than 600 lawyers. In addition to legal services, Duane Morris has independent affiliates employing approximately 100 professionals engaged in other disciplines. With offices in major markets, and as part of an international network of independent law firms, Duane Morris represents clients across the United States and around the world.

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