Joel L. Greene

Joel L. Greene

Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC

Recognized since 2010

Washington, District of Columbia

Practice Areas

Energy Law

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Mr. Greene has been in private practice in the Washington, D.C. area since 1974, assisting clients in energy regulatory matters, legal strategic planning, contract negotiations and advocacy before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), U.S. Department of Transportation, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), state commissions, and the courts. His engagements on behalf of natural gas industrial end-users and LDCs span approximately 25 interstate pipelines and cover a diverse mix of regulatory issues.

Mr. Greene is very active in the energy industry, having served on the North American Energy Standards Board, Edison Electric Institute Order 636 Task Force, and as an officer of the Energy Bar Association. From 2003 – 2004, he served as chair of the International District Energy Association (IDEA), a 2,000-member international trade association formed in 1909. Mr. Greene remains the only attorney to hold that position in the over 100-year history of the association. In June 2005, Mr. Greene was awarded the organization’s highest honor.


  • 1300 I Street, NW, Suite 1120
    Washington, DC 20005-3305


  • Russian

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia, 1974


  • Energy Bar Association - Member
  • International District Energy Association (IDEA) - Chair, Board of Directors (2003 - 2004)
  • International District Energy Association (IDEA) - Executive Committee, Board of Directors (2001 - 2002)
  • International District Energy Association (IDEA) - First Vice Chair, Board of Directors (2002 - 2003)
  • International District Energy Association (IDEA) - Member, Board of Directors (1999 - 2000)
  • North American Energy Standards Board - Member, Intraday Nominations Task Force

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit (1982)
  • U.S. Supreme Court (1982)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit (1974)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:

  • Energy Law

Special Focus

  • Regulatory


  • AV PreeminentTM Peer Review Rated
  • "Norman R. Taylor" Award, International District Energy Association (June 2005)
  • Listed, Washington DC Super Lawyers (2012 – 2020) in the category of Energy & Natural Resources

"Mr. Greene listens. He takes the time and puts in the effort to fully understand the issues in context with the bigger business picture."

"Joel Greene is talented, attentive, alert, responsive, focused, determined, curious, engaged, and an undaunted advocate."

- Robert Thornton (International District Energy Association)

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