Robert L. Daileader, Jr.

Bob Daileader is a partner in Nixon Peabody’s Energy and Environment practice group in Washington, D.C. He represents a wide variety of energy clients in the development, financing and construction of energy infrastructure projects as well as on the federal and state regulatory approvals needed for such projects. Bob has represented clients in the energy industry for thirty-four years.

What do you focus on?

In recent years, my practice has been heavily focused on the development, financing and construction of electric infrastructure projects, particularly base-load generation and transmission facilities.

Electric Transmission Facilities

I have represented or am currently representing developers of new electric transmission facilities in New York, New Jersey, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, California and Hawaii. I am involved in the negotiation of the commercial contracts needed for these projects as well as the regulatory approvals. I represented Trans Bay Cable LLC, one of the first independent transmission projects in the country, from the initial planning until the project’s commercial operation in 2010.

Electric Generation Facilities

I have negotiated a wide variety of commercial contracts (EPC agreements, equipment purchase agreements, O&M agreements, etc.) for electric generation projects, including both new generation as well as environmental retrofits on existing generation. For example, I negotiated the agreements for the purchase of the boilers, turbines and air quality control systems for Prairie State Generating Company, LLC, a two-unit 1,600 MW coal-fired facility now in operation in central Illinois.

What do you see on the horizon?

At present, my practice is heavily focused on the development of electric transmission facilities, consistent with policy initiatives at the federal level seeking to encourage the construction of more transmission. I believe that trend will continue for the foreseeable future. In addition, as the economy improves, I would expect to see a pick up in the development of new electric generating facilities.


Robert L. Daileader, Jr.


Washington, DC

Phone: 202-585-8318

Fax: 202-585-8080

Albany Law School, J.D.

University of Notre Dame, B.B.A.

District of Columbia

New York

Robert was selected, through a peer-review survey, for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020 in the field of Energy Law. Robert has been listed in Best Lawyers since 2017.

Bob is a member of the American (Public Utilities Law Section), Federal Energy, District of Columbia, and New York State bar associations.

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