Van Ness Feldman LLP
Van Ness Feldman is a nationally recognized law firm providing legal counsel, thought leadership, and policy strategy to clients navigating the complex intersection between business and government. With over 100 professionals in Washington D.C. and Seattle, Van Ness Feldman is renowned for its work in energy, environment, land use, real estate, government relations, and native affairs matters.
As experienced strategists and client advocates, Van Ness Feldman takes the time to truly understand clients’ needs and collaborates to find innovative, yet practical solutions to complex issues. The firm’s deep experience in a broad range of complementary disciplines, knowledge of our clients’ businesses and industries, and relationships with federal, state, and local agencies and governments allows the firm to help clients achieve their goals.
Van Ness Feldman has been serving clients for over four decades. Founded in Washington, D.C. in 1977 by four former Congressional and Executive branch legal counsel, Van Ness Feldman has grown to include over 100 lawyers and policy professionals in our three offices. Our bipartisan professionals have been involved in every major energy and environmental policy legislative or regulatory initiative, from the creation of the Department of Energy in 1977, to the policy debates affecting our nation today.
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The National Law Review names Van Ness Feldman a 2022 Go-To Thought Leader in the field of environmental law for their coverage of this year’s changes to NEPA regulations. On April 20, 2022, the Council on Environmental Quality published a final rule reversing strategic changes made under the Trump administration; authors Rachael L. Lipinski, Jenna R. Mandell-Rice, Molly A. Lawrence, and Jonathan D. Simon detailed at-length the changes that companies should expect once the regulations went into effect, as well as the overall impact the new policy would have going forward.
The National Law Review selected Xena Burwell, Melinda M. Meade Meyers, Tyson C. Kade, and Michael A. Swiger of Van Ness Feldman as a Go-To Thought Leaders for 2021 for their timely and informative Hydro Newsletters which provide must-read updates for stakeholders in the industry. The Energy Law experts at Van Ness Feldman highlight key cases impacting hydroelectric power, as well as FERC regulations, and NLR's readers appreciate the firm’s efforts to break down the latest issues impacting the hydropower industry.
Van Ness Feldman LLP has been selected for the 2018 NLR Go-To Thought Leadership Award for their coverage of the Clean Water Act (CWA). Van Ness Feldman LLP consistently writes in-depth legal analysis on the complex compliance issues and changes surrounding the CWA. Van Ness' Government Relations Agency group's deep experience with regulatory agencies, policy developments, and compliance is why their analysis is a Go-To for NLR Readers and a mainstay of our energy and environmental coverage.