Salo Zelermyer is a senior counsel in PRG specializing in formulating and implementing energy and environmental policy initiatives.  Salo assists clients in navigating the maze of federal government agencies and key Congressional committees on issues related to large-scale traditional energy projects, renewable energy projects, alternative fuel projects and energy efficient products and appliances.

Prior to joining the PRG team at Bracewell & Giuliani in 2009, Salo was appointed by President George W. Bush to serve as Senior Counsel in the Office of the General Counsel at the United States Department of Energy (DOE).  In this role, Salo served as a senior advisor to the General Counsel and DOE leadership on a wide variety of energy and environmental issues.  Salo had significant involvement with regulatory proposals promulgated under the Clean Air Act, regulatory and statutory responses to climate change, and DOE financial incentive programs including the Loan Guarantee Program.

Salo began his career in Boston, Massachusetts as a litigator for a national law firm representing clients in a wide variety of matters including bankruptcy, real estate, class action defense, securities and white collar crime.

J.D., Boston College Law School, 2004
B.A., The George Washington University, 2001

Co-author, “Using the Nuclear Option to Find Middle Ground on Energy Policy,” The Electricity Journal, May 2010.
DOE’s First Nuclear Loan Guarantee: Harbinger of Things to Come?Energy Law Update, February 18, 2010.
Resuscitated FutureGen Key to International Progress on Climate Change,” Energy Legal Blog, June 25, 2009.