Warren Belmar has served as the Deputy General Counsel for Energy Policy since June, 2006. He is responsible for coordinating the activities and functions assigned to the Assistant General Counsel for Legislation and Regulatory Law, the Assistant General Counsel for Fossil Energy and Energy Efficiency, the Assistant General Counsel for Regulatory Interventions and Power Marketing, and the Assistant General Counsel for General Law. In this role, he acts as principal legal advisor, on behalf of the General Counsel, to the Secretary and senior DOE officials within assigned functional areas, and performs other tasks within and outside of functional responsibility as determined by the General Counsel.
Prior to becoming Deputy General Counsel for Energy Policy, Mr. Belmar’s legal career has been spent in private practice in Washington, D.C., primarily with the law firm of Fulbright & Jaworski LLP, from which he retired in 1999 after 22 years as a partner. In the years immediately prior to joining DOE, Mr. Belmar served as Managing Partner of Capitol Counsel Group, LLC, and as a partner with the law firm of Balch & Bingham LLP. His practice primarily involved providing counsel to clients in the financial services and energy sectors, representing clients in litigation in the Federal courts and before various federal and state departments and agencies, and before the U. S. Congress.
Mr. Belmar received his bachelor’s degree with honors from Brooklyn College in 1963, and his law degree with honors from Columbia Law School in 1966. He served as Court law clerk for the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and as an attorney with the Office of Legal Counsel of the U. S. Department of Justice. He is a former Chair of the Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Section of the American Bar Association, a former Chair of the Judicial Review Committee of the Administrative Conference of the United States, a former Senior Counsel of the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies, and a Life Member of American Law Institute.
B.A. Brooklyn College, 1963
J.D. Columbia Law School, 1966