July 20, 2017

Van Ness Feldman LLP

Phone: 202-298-1800
Website: www.vnf.com

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.

Contributing authors from Van Ness Feldman LLP:

Gary Bachman, Van Ness Feldman Law Firm, Energy Law Attorney
Partner
Gary Bachman represents a wide array of participants in the electric industry. He is actively engaged in regulatory matters concerning corporate structure, contracts, tariffs, compliance,...
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Erin K. Bartlett, Van Ness Feldman, natural resources lawyer, compliance and liability issues attorney
Associate
Erin Bartlett assists clients in a variety of federal regulatory and transactional matters to help clients understand and comply with their obligations under environmental, energy, and...
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Frances T. Bishop, Van Ness, Pipeline Safety Lawyer, Operator Development Attorney
Associate
As a member of the firm's pipeline safety practice, Frances focuses primarily on the regulation of pipelines and liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities and the transportation of hazardous...
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Keturah Brown, Van Ness Feldman Law Firm, Engergy Law Attorney
Law Clerk
Keturah assists clients in a variety of federal regulatory matters including compliance with energy and environmental laws. Her focus includes motor vehicle air emissions and Federal Energy...
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Andrea Hudson Campbell, Van Ness Feldman, environment regulation lawyer, Clean Air Act attorney, equipment manufacturer legal counsel
Of Counsel
Andrea Campbell advises automobile manufacturers, engine and equipment manufacturers, electric utilities, trade associations, and coalitions on a variety of environmental matters,...
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Brent Carson, Complex Land Development Attorney, Real Property Lawyer, Van Ness Feldman, Seattle Law Firm
Partner
Brent provides strategic advice and critical support to clients with complex land development and real property issues. He has in-depth knowledge of the local, state, and federal land use...
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John H. Clements, Van Ness, hydropower industry lawyer, license implementation attorney
Of Counsel
John Clements counsels and represents the firm’s clients before administrative agencies and the courts in matters pertaining principally to regulation of hydroelectric projects under the...
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Of Counsel
Maranda Compton focuses her practice on all aspects of Native American law and policy.  She is experienced in representing both tribal and non-tribal clients in a wide range of federal...
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Kyle Danish, Van Ness Feldman, energy regulation attorney, manufacturers compliance legal counsel, clean air act lawyer, industry coalitions law
Partner
Kyle Danish advises a range of clients on environmental and energy matters, with a special focus on regulation, permitting, enforcement, and legislation under the Clean Air Act, corporate...
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Barbara A. Deathe, Van Ness, Paralegal, Pipeline Matters Support Staff, Regulatory Arrangements,
Paralegal
Barbara Deathe has over 20 years of experience as a paralegal. She supports the firm’s lawyers and clients with pipeline safety and regulatory and transactional natural gas matters before...
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Jay P. Derr, Van Ness Feldman, natural resource development lawyer, real estate assets attorney
Partner
Having practiced real estate, land use, and environmental law in the Pacific Northwest for over thirty years, Jay Derr enjoys and excels in applying his experience to help clients identify...
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Michael Diamond, Van Ness Feldman Law Firm, Energy Law Attorney
Associate
Michael Diamond counsels clients in the natural gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG) industries on federal regulatory matters, particularly under the Natural Gas Act (NGA) and the National...
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Partner
Mike Farber has twenty years of experience, both as a partner in private practice and as a government official, in rapidly assessing, investigating, and resolving compliance issues across a...
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Britt Speyer Fleming, Van Ness Fleming, energy policy attorney, trade association legal counsel, automobile manufacturer lawyer
Partner
Britt Speyer Fleming represents automobile manufacturers, electric utilities, engine and equipment manufacturers, trade associations, and coalitions before Congress and federal agencies....
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Stephen Fotis, Van Ness Feldman, environmental regulation attorney, Clean Water Act lawyer, appellate litigation, trade associations legal counsel
Partner
Stephen Fotis heads the firm’s Environmental Practice Group and specializes in federal and state environmental regulation. His work focuses on matters relating to the Clean Air Act, global...
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For nearly four decades, Van Ness Feldman professionals have been involved in every major debate on energy policy and environmental policy.  The founders’ vision was to provide a unique...
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Adam W. Gravley, VanNess Feldman Law Firm, Civil Litigation and Public Policy Attorney
Partner
Adam practices environmental and water law with a focus on water resources development, transactions, civil litigation, and public policy. His comprehensive water rights practice includes...
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Duncan M. Greene, Van Ness Feldman, Project Permitting Lawyer, Transportation Regulation Attorney
Partner
Duncan assists private and public clients with a wide range of land development and real property issues. He provides strategic advice and support to clients in planning and permitting...
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Tyson C. Kade, Van Ness, natural resources lawyer, pipeline safety attorney
Of Counsel
Tyson Kade represents clients before federal agencies and state and federal courts on a broad range of matters involving natural resources, pipeline safety, and energy law. Tyson provides...
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Bryn Karaus, Van Ness Feldman Law Firm, Pipeline Safety Attorney
Associate
As a member of the firm's pipeline safety practice, Bryn focuses on the regulation of pipelines and liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities and the transportation of hazardous materials, and...
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Paul Korman, Van Ness Feldman Law Firm, Litigation Attorney
Partner
Paul Korman is experienced in complex litigation before federal and state courts and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). He advises interstate pipelines, intrastate pipelines,...
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Molly A. Lawrence, Land Use Lawyer, Van Ness Feldman LLP
Partner
Molly counsels public and private clients in all facets of land use law. Her practice includes helping clients navigate divergent federal, state and local statutes and regulations,...
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Ray Liaw, Land Use Lawyer, Environmental Law Attorney, Van Ness Feldman Law Firm
Associate
Ray provides strategic counsel on land use and environmental issues.  In working with both private and public sector clients, Ray develops strategies based on project goals, negotiates with...
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Matthew A. Love, Van Ness Feldman, natural resource lawyer, environmental law attorney, Seattle, CWA,
Partner
Matt Love’s practice focuses on federal and state natural resource and environmental law, particularly on matters pertaining to the Clean Water Act (CWA), Endangered Species Act (ESA),...
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Jenna R. Mandell-Rice, Van Ness Feldman, land use attorney, environmental matters lawyer
Associate
Jenna’s practice focuses on land use and environmental law.  She regularly counsels clients on the siting and permitting of development projects and has experience counseling clients on...
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Emma Mayberry, Public Policy Attorney, Director of Governmental Issues, Environmental Lawyer, Van Ness Feldman, Seattle Law firm
Director, Governmental Issues
Emma Mayberry helps clients shape the public policy debates affecting their industries and build support for their major program and policy objectives. Emma assists clients in navigating...
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Suzanne McBride, Van Ness Feldman Law Firm, Energy and Gas Attorney
Of Counsel
Suzanne McBride focuses her practice on the representation of electric and natural gas utilities and oil pipeline companies on a wide range of regulatory matters before the Federal Energy...
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Malcolm C. McLellan, Electric Energy and Regulated Business Attorney, Van Ness Feldman, Seattle Law Firm
Partner
Malcolm’s practice focuses on the generation, transmission, and distribution of electric energy and regulated businesses. Malcolm has an intricate knowledge of the technical, legal, and...
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Brian McManus, Energy Attorney, Hydroelectricity, Van Ness Feldman Law Firm
Of Counsel
Throughout his career, Brian McManus has dealt with issues related to the natural gas and electric utility industries arising under the Natural Gas Act, the Federal Power Act, the Public...
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Justin Moeller, Van Ness Feldman Law Firm, Energy Law Attorney
Partner
Justin Moeller works in Van Ness Feldman's electricity group with a focus on FERC adjudicatory and rulemaking proceedings. He has represented investor-owned and municipal utilities before...
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Frances Morris, Van Ness Feldman Law Firm, Government Enforcement and Environmental Law Attorney
Associate
Frances advises clients in government investigations, enforcement matters, and administrative litigation before federal and state agencies and federal courts relating to a variety of energy...
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Tracy A. Nagelbush, Van Ness, Environmental Policy Lawyer, Clean Technology Matters Attorney
Principal
Tracy is a forceful advocate for clients in need of effective communications with the federal government on public policy matters in the climate change, clean technology, transportation,...
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Anna M. Nelson, Land Use Planner, AICP, Van Ness Feldman Law Firm
Land Use Planner, AICP
Anna Nelson, AICP focuses her practice on project management, planning, and strategic permitting for large, complex development proposals. She has over 25 years of extensive experience with...
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Joseph B. Nelson, Van Ness Feldman, natural resource matters lawyer, water projects attorney
Partner
Joe has over twenty years of experience providing counsel to clients involved with linear and site-specific energy, natural resource, and water resource projects as they navigate the myriad...
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R. Scott Nuzum, Van Ness Feldman, gas resource attorney, renewable energy facility legal counsel, transmission lines lawyer
Associate
Scott Nuzum represents clients seeking to develop oil and gas resources on federal and tribal lands onshore and on the Outer Continental Shelf. Scott also advises clients on the planning...
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Michael Pincus, Van Ness Feldman Law Firm, Environmental Law Attorney
Partner
Michael Pincus advises clients on all aspects of the siting and operation of interstate natural gas pipelines and liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals before the Federal Energy Regulatory...
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Emily Pitlick Mallen, Van Ness Feldman Law Firm, Environmental Law Attorney
Associate
As a senior associate with the firm, Emily Pitlick Mallen focuses on assisting clients in the natural gas, oil, and products pipeline industries in a variety of federal regulatory and...
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Michael Platner, Van Ness Feldman Law Firm, Senior Tax Counsel
Senior Tax Counsel
Michael provides strategic counsel on legal, legislative and regulatory issues, including tax, energy, and international trade. Michael has extensive experience developing and implementing...
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Daniel Press, Van Ness Feldman Law Firm, Tribal Affairs Attorney
Partner
For over 40 years, Dan Press has provided legal and Washington representation assistance to Indian tribes, Indian organizations, and companies doing business with tribes. Dan assists tribes...
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Charles Sensiba, Van Ness Feldman Law Firm, Environmental Law Attorney
Partner
Chuck Sensiba provides strategic counsel and legal representation to public utility districts, state governmental entities, investor-owned utilities, water districts, independent power...
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Susan A. Shyne, Real Estate Transactions Lawyer, Van Ness Feldman, Law firm
Partner
Susan Shyne has nearly 30 years’ experience representing public and private clients in a wide variety of real estate transactions. Her practice includes counseling owners, buyers, and...
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Jonathan Simon, Van Ness Fledman, endangered species act attorney, environmental issue lawyer, public lands legal counsel
Partner
Jonathan Simon represents clients before the courts, Congress, and federal agencies on a broad range of matters involving natural resources, public lands, environmental, and energy law. ...
202-298-1932
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Darshana Singh, Energy Regulatory Law Clerk, Van Ness Feldman, D.C. Law firm
Law Clerk
Darsh Singh assists clients and firm professionals in the energy regulatory arena. Prior to joining Van Ness Feldman, Darsh served as a law clerk in the Office of Administrative Litigation...
202-298-3726
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Douglas Smith, Energy Regulatory Matters Attorney, Van Ness Feldman, Law firm
Partner
Doug Smith represents clients on regulatory matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the Department of Energy (DOE). He also provides counsel on climate change,...
202-298-1902
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Associate
Sheri Spang's practice focuses on energy and environmental matters.  She assists electric industry clients on issues relating to the development and acquisition of power projects, market-...
202-298-1831
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Carly A. Summers, Land Use Attorney, Environmental Matters Lawyer, Van Ness Feldman Law Firm
Associate
Carly’s practice focuses on land use, environmental law, and water law. She counsels clients on a variety of land use matters, including siting and permitting development projects. Carly is...
206-623-9372
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Michael Swiger, Van Ness Feldman Law Firm, Water Projects and Energy Attorney
Partner
Mike Swiger represents a broad cross-section of entities with interests in energy and water development before federal agencies and the presidential administration, the U.S. Congress, and...
202-298-1891
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Gabriel L. Tabak, Electric Power Industry Attorney, Van Ness Feldman Law firm
Associate
Gabe provides regulatory counsel to a range of clients in the electric power industry, including load-serving utilities, transmission owners, and merchant power producers. He also works...
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Mona Tandon, Pipelines, Energy, Van Ness Feldman Law Firm
Partner
Mona focuses her practice on oil and product pipelines, natural gas, and electric utility regulation. This encompasses all aspects of project development and acquisitions, project siting...
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Mealear Tauch, Van Ness Feldman Law Firm, License Preparator
Paralegal
Mealear Tauch provides support for the firm's hydropower practice by assisting with the preparation of license and permit applications and motions and pleadings before the FERC and federal...
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Michael Weiner, Van Ness Feldman Law Firm, Legislative Assistant
Legislative Assistant
Michael Weiner helps clients understand and shape the public policy landscape that affects their industries and policy goals.  Michael assists clients in navigating federal policy...
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Sharon White, Van Ness, State Regulation Attorney, hydroelectric projects lawyer
Associate
Sharon represents a broad range of clients on issues relating to the regulation of hydroelectric projects before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, federal and state regulatory...
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Julia Scarpino Wood, Van Ness Feldman, Hydroelectric Power Attorney, Environmental Matters Lawyer
Partner
Julia Wood’s practice focuses primarily on hydroelectric and electric power matters involving the Federal Power Act, Energy Policy Act of 2005, National Environmental Policy Act, Endangered...
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