Cahill's Robert Hallman Appointed New York State's Deputy Secretary for Energy and the Environment
Cahill announces that Robert M. Hallman has retired from the firm to accept a position as Deputy Secretary for Energy and the Environment for New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. In his thirty years practicing environmental law at Cahill, Mr. Hallman handled a range of domestic and international environmental law and related energy matters, including those related to compliance, complex commercial litigation, corporate transactions and a variety of energy operations.
In his new position as Deputy Secretary for Energy and the Environment, Mr. Hallman will be responsible for advising Governor Cuomo on all energy and environmental matters facing New York State, including development of natural gas from shale, future of nuclear energy facilities at Indian Point, newly proposed Energy Highway, sustainable infrastructure and other economic development projects and related reform of regulatory processes such as energy facility siting.
"We congratulate Bob, our colleague and friend of 30 years, and wish him well in his important new position with the State of New York," commented executive committee chairman William M. Hartnett. "The leadership Bob has demonstrated both here in his tenure with Cahill and throughout his long history of public service will be of great benefit to the people of the State of the New York."
Bob joined Cahill as a partner in 1981 and was leader of the firm's environmental practice. Earlier in his career, Bob served as Deputy Commissioner and General Counsel of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Deputy General Counsel (Programs) at the United States Department of Energy, and Special Counsel, Energy and Environmental Matters, for the New York State Assembly. Bob earned his J.D. at the University of Virginia School of Law. He served as a clerk for Honorable Leonard Moore, United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.