Robert J. Grey is a partner with K&L Gates in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office and focuses his practice
on energy matters. He has particular experience with mergers and acquisitions, regulatory compliance,
litigation, and corporate governance.
Prior to joining K&L Gates, Grey was the executive vice president, chief legal officer, and general counsel
of PPL Corporation, one of the largest investor-owned companies in the U.S. utility sector. He joined PPL
in 1995 as vice president, general counsel, and secretary. He was promoted to senior vice president in
1996, and to executive vice president in 2012 until his retirement in 2016 when he joined K&L Gates.
Previously, Grey was general counsel for Long Island Lighting Co. Prior to that, he had been a partner
with the law firm of Preston Gates & Ellis (now K&L Gates) in Seattle and Portland. His experience also
includes several years as a staff counsel for the New York Public Service Commission, and he served as
an attorney for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Grey is a member of the bar in Maryland, the District of Columbia, New York, Oregon, Washington,
Pennsylvania, and Georgia (inactive). He also is a member of the American Bar Association, where he
serves on the Council Group of the Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Law Section.
Grey earned his J.D. from Emory University, LL.M. from George Washington University, and his
bachelor’s degree from Columbia University.