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Zelermyer, Salo
Salo Zelermyer
Senior Principal
P: +1.202.828.1718
F: +1.202.857.4847

Adam Rich


Salo Zelermyer is a senior principal in the firm focused on formulating and implementing energy and environmental policy initiatives.  He 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 Bracewell, Mr. Zelermyer was appointed by President George W. Bush 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 was involved 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.

Before 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.

Publications and Speeches

Co-author, “Drones and the Oil and Gas Industry,” Oil & Gas Financial Journal, February 6, 2015. 

Co-author, “DOE’s Final Report on Shale Gas: Where Do We Go From Here?” Trends, ABA Section of Environment, Energy and Resources Newsletter, January/February 2012.

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.


J.D., Boston College Law School, 2004
B.A., magna cum laude, George Washington University, 2001

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts


Greenwire “Up-and-Comer” on Energy & Environment Issues, 2015