James (Jamie) Auslander’s legal practice focuses on environmental, natural resources, and administrative law and litigation. Mr. Auslander represents numerous major and small businesses, trade associations, and state agencies in a wide range of regulatory and litigation matters, both national and local in scope. He serves clients in all phases of a case, including internal compliance, administrative proceedings and negotiations, and litigation when necessary.
Mr. Auslander devotes a significant part of his practice to counseling and litigation under the National Environmental Policy Act (“NEPA”) and similar state laws. He has represented public and private clients in building strong administrative records and robust NEPA analyses to support complex projects and proposals. For example, Mr. Auslander was integral in crafting and implementing a successful strategy to construct a major new highway in the Washington, D.C. area that presented NEPA and other environmental issues that many felt were impossible to resolve. He also advises a biotechnology company regarding the NEPA sufficiency of petitions to commercialize genetically modified crop seeds. Further, Mr. Auslander represents an industry association in a NEPA matter involving modes of recreation in national parks.
Articles in the National Law Review database by James M. Auslander