August 18, 2018

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:

Anna Skubikowski Aguilera, Van Ness, commercial transactions lawyer, power infrastructure attorney
Associate
Anna Aguilera's practice focuses on federal regulatory law as it pertains to the energy industry, and particularly to electric power, and on the regulatory implications of commercial...
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Sophia Amberson, Environmental Attorney, Van Ness Feldman Law Firm, Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act
Associate
Sophia provides counsel to both public and private sector clients on various environmental, tribal, and natural resource matters under the SEPA/NEPA, Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act...
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Gary Bachman, Van Ness Feldman Law Firm, Washington DC, 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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Kelsey Bagot, Van Ness Feldman Law Firm, Washington DC, Energy Law Attorney
Associate
Kelsey Bagot's practice focuses on federal regulatory law as it pertains to the energy industry, and particularly on the regulatory implications of commercial transactions and investments...
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Erin K. Bartlett, Van Ness Feldman, Washington DC, Environmental and Energy Law 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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Keturah Brown, Van Ness Feldman Law Firm, Washington DC, Engergy Law Attorney
Associate
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 Law Firm, Washington DC, Environmental and Energy Law Attorney
Partner
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, Van Ness Feldman Law Firm, Seattle, Energy, Environment and Real Estate Law Attorney
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 Feldman Law Firm, Washington DC, Energy and Environmental Law 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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Maranda Compton, Van Ness Feldman Law Firm, Environmental and Litigation Law Attorney
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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Robert Conrad, Van Ness Feldman Law Firm, Washington DC, Energy and Environmental Law Attorney
Associate
Robert Conrad is a  graduate of American University Washington College of Law.  His areas of interest include natural resources, historic preservation, land use, energy and environmental...
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Hunter Cox, Van Ness Feldmen, Washington DC, Tribal Law and Environmental Law Attorney
Associate
Hunter Cox focuses on legal and regulatory issues affecting Alaskan Native and tribal clients across a wide range of areas, including environmental, energy and business development. He also...
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Kyle Danish, Van Ness Feldman Law Firm, Washington DC, Energy and Environmental Law Attorney
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 Law Firm, Seattle, Real Estate and Environmental Law 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, Washington DC, Energy and Litigation 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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Van Ness Feldman has extensive experience litigating complex cases encompassing a number of distinct disciplines including environment and natural resource. The firm’s trial and appellate...
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Michael Farber, Van Ness Feldman Law Firm, Washington DC, Environmental, Cybersecurity and Litigation Law Attorney
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 Feldman Law Firm, Washington DC, Environmental Law Attorney
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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Gwen Fleming, Van Ness Feldman Law Firm, Washington DC, White Collar and Environmental Law Litigation Attorney
Partner
Gwen Keyes Fleming has more than twenty years of public sector experience, having served as both an elected and appointed official at the state and local levels, as well as in various...
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Stephen Fotis, Van Ness Feldman Law Firm, Washington DC, Environmental and Energy Law Attorney,
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 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 approach...
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Adam W. Gravley, VanNess Feldman Law Firm, Environmental, Real Estate and Litigation 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 Law Firm, Seattle, Environmental and Real Estate Law 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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Stuart Hall, Van Ness Feldman Law Firm, Washington DC, Senior Director
Senior Director
Stuart Hall is part of Van Ness Feldman's policy team and focuses on energy and transportation and infrastructure issues. In addition, she also supports the Coal Utilization Research...
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A. Greg Junge, Van Ness Feldman Law Firm, Washington DC, Energy and Litigation Law Attorney
Partner
Greg Junge represents a wide variety of energy companies, including interstate natural gas pipelines, intrastate natural gas pipelines, natural gas marketers, and local distribution...
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Tyson Kade, Van Ness Feldman Law Firm, Washington DC, Environmental Law 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, Washington DC, Energy and Litigation Law 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, Van Ness Feldman Law Firm, Seattle, Environmental and Real Estate Law Attorney
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, Van Ness Feldman Law Firm, Seattle, Environmental, Real Estate and Litigation Law Attorney
Partner
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 Law Firm, Seattle, Energy, Environmental and Litigation Law Attorney
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 Law Firm, Seattle, Environmental, Real Estate and Litigation Law Attorney
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, Van Ness Feldman Law Firm, Seattle, Cybersecurity and Energy Law Attorney
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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Ben L. McMakin, Van Ness Feldman Law Firm, Washington DC, Government Policy, Energy and Environmental Law Attorney
Principal
Ben McMakin served for almost two decades on Capitol Hill as a senior political and legislative advisor to Members of Congress from the Pacific Northwest.  As a leader of Van Ness Feldman’s...
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Brian McManus, Van Ness Feldman Law Firm, Washington DC, Energy Law Attorney
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 Bishop Morris, Van Ness Feldman Law Firm, Washington DC, Environmental and Energy Law Attorney
Associate
Frances advises clients in navigating complex regulatory issues relating to a variety of energy, environmental, and consumer financial protection laws.  Frances represents clients in all...
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Tracy A. Nagelbush, Van Ness Feldman Law Firm, Washington DC, Energy and Cybersecurity Law 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 Law Firm, Washington DC, Environmental and Energy Law 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 Law Firm, Washington DC, Cybersecurity, Energy and Environmental Law Attorney
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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Brian O'Neill, Van Ness Feldman Law Firm, Washington DC, Energy Law Attorney
Partner
Brian O'Neill has practiced in the energy area for more than 35 years. He primarily represents natural gas, oil, and LNG companies, pipelines, and electric utilities on regulatory matters...
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Susan A. Olenchuk, Van Ness Feldman Law Firm, Washington DC, Energy and Litigation Law Attorney
Partner
Susan Olenchuk represents clients on regulatory, safety, enforcement, and policy issues under the Pipeline Safety Laws, as well as under the Natural Gas Act (NGA), and the Natural Gas...
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Marlys Palumbo, Van Ness Feldman Law Firm, Seattle, Environmental, Energy and Real Estate Law Attorney
Partner
Marlys’ practice focuses on matters arising under major federal and state environmental, energy, and natural resources statutes. Drawing on a comprehensive understanding of science and...
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Michael Pincus, Van Ness Feldman Law Firm, Washington DC, Environmental and Energy 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, Washington DC, 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, Washington DC, Environmental and Energy Litigation 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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Terese Richmond, Van Ness Feldman Law Firm, Seattle, Cybersecurity, Environmental and Energy Law Attorney
Partner
Terese (T.C.) Richmond has over 30 years' experience representing state and local governmental agencies in Washington and Arizona. Her practice focuses on environmental law, land use, water...
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Tom Roberts, Van Ness Feldman Law Firm, Washington DC, Environmental and Energy Law Attorney
Partner
Tom Roberts helps clients manage the potential impact of federal and state energy, environmental, and natural resource policies and actions on their commercial and industrial interests.  He...
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Robin Rotman, Van Ness Feldman Law Firm, Washington DC, Energy and Environmental Law Attorney
Associate
Robin Rotman works primarily in the area of energy infrastructure project development.  She represents developers, investors, owners, and operators of electric generation and transmission...
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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, Van Ness Feldman Law Firm, Seattle, Real Estate Law Attorney
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 Law Firm, Washington DC, Cybersecurity, Environmental and Litigation Law Attorney
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. ...
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Darshana Singh, Van Ness Feldman Law Firm, Washington DC, Cybersecurity and Energy Law Attorney
Associate
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...
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Douglas Smith, Van Ness Feldman Law Firm, Washington DC, Energy and Environmental Law Attorney
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...
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Michael Swiger, Van Ness Feldman Law Firm, Washington DC, Energy Law 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 Tabak, Van Ness Feldman Law Firm, Washington DC, Environmental, Energy and Litigation Law Attorney
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, Van Ness Feldman Law Firm, Washington DC, Energy and Environmental Law Attorney
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, Washington DC, Paralegal
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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Eric C. Wagner, Van Ness Feldman Law Firm, Policy Advisor, Washington DC
Senior Policy Advisor
Eric Wagner brings years of experience consulting clients on government relations issues related to the oil and gas, aerospace, defense and industrial automation industries.  Prior to...
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Michael Weiner, Van Ness Feldman Law Firm, Washington DC, Energy and Cybersecurity
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 Feldman Law Firm, Washington DC, Energy and Environmental Law Attorney
Of Counsel
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 Law Firm, Washington DC, Energy and Environmental Law Attorney
Partner
Julia Wood has focused her practice primarily on hydroelectric and electric power matters since joining the firm in 2003.  She provides strategic counsel to a broad variety of electric...
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David P. Yaffe, Van Ness Feldman Law Firm, Washington DC, Energy and Litigation Law Attorney
Senior Counsel
David's practice focuses on the issues involved with use of, interconnection with and development of the interstate transmission grid as well as wholesale electric power transactions. He...
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Avi B. Zevin, EPA, Environmental Law Lawyer, Van Ness Feldman, Law firm
Associate
Avi draws upon his in-depth knowledge and experience of the political and regulatory process to provide strategic advice, legal advocacy, and policy analysis and development to clients on...
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