“We are proud of this newly promoted group of members,” Richard Agnew, Chairman of Van Ness Feldman said. “Each one of them is talented, energetic, and represent what is best about our firm—a deep knowledge of subject matter and a commitment to serving clients and our community.”
The new principal and partners are based in both our Washington, DC and Seattle offices. Biographical information is below.
Andrea Hudson Campbell advises automobile manufacturers, engine and equipment manufacturers, electric utilities, trade associations, and coalitions on a variety of environmental matters, particularly those under the Clean Air Act. She counsels clients on the development and implementation of regulations addressing vehicle emissions and on-board diagnostic standards, Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) and EPA vehicle GHG emission standards, and California zero-emission and advanced vehicle programs. Andrea also advises clients on federal environmental policy, legislative issues, and enforcement matters before federal courts, EPA, and the California Air Resources Board CARB). Her work covers National Ambient Air Quality Standards, National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAPs), and other federal air quality standards affecting stationary sources. She also advises clients on EPA regulation of fuels/fuel additives and on the phase-out of HFC/HCFCs under EPA’s Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) Program.
Ray Liaw provides strategic land use counsel and real property advice to both public and private-sector clients throughout the Pacific Northwest. She has experience working on a wide range of development proposals, asset management, and property disputes on behalf of developers, property owners, and local government agencies. She also provides vigorous representation in local legislative and adjudicative proceedings, state administrative tribunals, and court—working with clients on compliance strategies under SEPA and NEPA, the Shoreline Management Act, the Growth Management Act, historic preservation laws, floodplain regulations, and a wide variety of local zoning codes and critical area regulations. Ray is a member of the firm’s Seattle office.
Emily Pitlick Mallen counsels clients in the natural gas, oil, and products pipeline industries in a variety of federal regulatory and transactional matters to understand and comply with their obligations under energy and environmental laws, particularly the Natural Gas Act (NGA), the Interstate Commerce Act (ICA), and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Emily’s primary practice encompasses oil and natural gas pipeline rate, tariff, and certificate matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). In this capacity, Emily has provided strategic advice to pipelines in over ten NGA Section 4 and 5 rate case proceedings, in addition to advising on day-to-day regulatory compliance matters. Emily’s experience also includes proceedings before the Federal courts, supporting clients working on emerging issues in energy and natural resources law, and providing advice on regulatory matters to clients in the firm’s Native Affairs practice area.
Tracy Nagelbush advocates for clients throughout all levels of the Administration and Congress on matters relating to government relations, public policy, and financial incentives in the areas of alternative and renewable energy and clean technologies. Prior to joining the firm, Tracy spent eight years on Capitol Hill working for Representatives Jay Inslee (D-WA) and Jim Davis (D-FL). During her tenure on the Hill, Tracy was responsible for managing energy and environment issues on a number of committees, writing legislation, and strategizing on best practices for meeting policy goals. She was also involved in budget, energy, environment, judiciary, labor, tax, and transportation policies.
Michael Pincus advises clients with matters relating to the regulation of natural gas and hydropower before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Both as an attorney at Van Ness Feldman and at FERC, Michael has experience on a wide range of issues under the Natural Gas Act, including pipeline certificates, storage facilities, abandonment proceedings, liquefied natural gas authorizations, presidential permits, limited jurisdiction certificates, and market-based rate determinations. Michael also has in-depth experience with Part I of the Federal Power Act, advising clients on a variety of hydroelectric licensing and compliance matters, including the license applications, transfers, amendments, surrenders, terminations, as well as preliminary permits. From 2007-2012, Michael worked as an attorney-advisor in the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Office of the General Counsel, Energy Project Section.
Andrew VanderJack focuses on public lands and natural resource law and policy. Andrew provides counsel to clients on legislative and administrative matters involving Congress, congressional committees, federal agencies, state and local and tribal governments, special interest groups, and private parties. Andrew counsels both privately-owned and public entities, including state and local governments, Alaska Native corporations, non-profit organizations, and timber and mining companies on a variety of public land, energy, and natural resources issues. Through this experience, he has developed a unique understanding of law and policy issues affecting public land use and land exchange proposals, natural resource development, efforts to secure federal funding opportunities, American Indian and Alaska Native communities, and Alaska and the Arctic.
With over 100 professionals in Washington, DC and Seattle, WA, Van Ness Feldman focuses on law and policy relating to energy, the environment, health care, natural resources, native affairs, land use, real estate and litigation. Learn more at www.vnf.com