Lamiya N. Rahman


Lamiya focuses her practice on the federal regulation of the natural gas, power, and oil industries, as well as related litigation and transactions. She represents such clients as producers, end users, and gas and power marketers in matters primarily involving the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”), the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”), and the Department of Energy (“DOE”).

Lamiya is regularly involved in administrative litigation before FERC, and represents interstate natural gas pipeline shippers in rate, tariff, and complaint proceedings under the Natural Gas Act. She also has experience representing clients in the certification of natural gas facilities, including liquefied natural gas (“LNG”) terminals, by FERC and obtaining related LNG export authorizations from the DOE. Lamiya has defended clients in enforcement proceedings, compliance assessments and audits, and self-reports before FERC. In connection with FERC proceedings, Lamiya has assisted clients in appellate litigation.

Lamiya has counseled clients on regulatory matters under the Federal Power Act, including matters relating to market-based rate authority, electric quarterly reporting, section 205 filings, acquisitions, and participation in regional transmission organizations and independent system operators.

In addition, Lamiya has experience advising energy companies on regulatory and compliance issues associated with financial derivatives transactions under the Commodity Exchange Act and CFTC regulations.

Lamiya has also authored and published several articles analyzing regulatory and judicial developments relevant to the energy and derivatives industries.

Lamiya is actively involved in a variety of pro bono and diversity and inclusion initiatives. In her pro bono capacity, she has almost a decade of experience in representing immigrant survivors of gender-based violence and was recognized as a Greater Washington, D.C., 2022 Pro Bono of the Year recipient by the Tahirih Justice Center. Lamiya also participated in the Leadership Counsel on Legal Diversity Pathfinder program on behalf of Blank Rome.

During law school, Lamiya served as a legal intern for the CFTC’s Division of Enforcement and as an executive editor of the Georgetown Journal of International Law. Lamiya is fluent in Bengali and has proficiency in Spanish and French.

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  • 2023, "Rising Star," listed by The National Journal
  • 2022, Greater Washington, D.C., Pro Bono of the Year, by the Tahirih Justice Center
  • 2022, listed in The Legal 500 United States
  • 2021–2023, Energy: Oil & Gas Law (Regulatory & Litigation), listed in Chambers USA
  • 2019–2022, listed in Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll



  • District of Columbia
  • New York


  • Georgetown University, BS
  • Georgetown University Law Center, JD