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Janice M. Schneider

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Janice Schneider is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins and global Vice Chair of the Environment, Land & Resources Department. She has over 30 years of experience in environmental and natural resource issues. 

Prior to rejoining Latham, Ms. Schneider served as Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management for the US Department of the Interior where she oversaw four Interior Department agencies: the Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, and the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, including more than 12,000 employees and a combined budget of US$1.5 billion. As Assistant Secretary, she oversaw the Department’s management and use of federal lands, and waters and mineral and non-mineral resources on about 245 million acres of federal surface lands, 700 million acres of federal mineral interests and the 1.7 billion acre Outer Continental Shelf. She was confirmed by the US Senate in May 2014.

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Partner

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https://www.lw.com/people/janice-schneider


United States: Industry focus

Environment: litigation

Within: Environment: litigation

Latham & Watkins LLPis a strong firm that frequently delivers exceptional results’. In Washington DC, the practice hired Janice Schneider, the former US Senate-confirmed assistant secretary for land and minerals management at the Department of the Interior (DOI); former DOI chief of staff, Tommy Beaudreau; Steven Croley, who was previously confirmed as GC for the Department of Energy; and Joel Beauvais, former deputy assistant administrator for water at the EPA. The practice’s scope includes climate change, air quality, toxic tort and water quality. Other areas of strength are insurance coverage, policyholder disputes, and energy and natural resources projects. Highlights included acting for Newhall Land & Farming in brokering a landmark settlement that allows one of California’s largest master-planned communities to proceed; the legal work included successful negotiations with leading environmental groups and an unprecedented greenhouse gas emission plan. Chicago-based Mary Rose Alexander is global environment litigation practice chair; New York-based Kegan Brownachieves goals’; Robert Howard chairs the San Diego environment, land and resources department; and Andrea Hogan chairs the firm’s San Francisco-based team. Other key advisers include Los Angeles’ Michael Romey; Chicago-based Thomas Heiden; Robert Wyman, who divides his time between Los Angeles and Washington DC; as well as Julia Hatcher and Christine Rolph in Washington DC.

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Environment: regulatory

Within: Leading lawyers

Janice Schneider - Latham & Watkins LLP

Within: Environment: regulatory

Latham & Watkins LLP’s ‘team provides very quick response times’. In Washington DC, the practice hired Janice Schneider, the former Department of the Interior’s (DOI) assistant secretary for land and minerals management; former DOI chief of staff, Tommy Beaudreau; Steven Croley, who was the Department of Energy’s general counsel; and Joel Beauvais, former deputy assistant administrator of water at the EPA. The practice encompasses climate change, air quality, toxic tort, and water quality. Other areas include insurance coverage, policyholder disputes, energy and natural resources projects, and environmental transactional support. The recommended advisers are New York’s local environment, land and resources chair Gary Gengel; Kegan Brown; who has ‘a great working knowledge of the regulations, regulators and court system’; Los Angeles’ James Arnone; and Robert Wyman, who splits his time between Los Angeles and Washington DC.

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United States: Real estate

Land use/zoning

Within: Land use/zoning

Latham & Watkins LLP fields a nationwide practice that is particularly strong in California and the western states. Areas of expertise include the development of generation and transmission facilities, infrastructure projects, as well as commercial, office, educational and mixed-use sites. Leveraging its experience in environmental law matters, the team reached a settlement on behalf of Newhall Land & Farming, the developers of master-planned community Newhall Ranch; the case included negotiations with environmental groups and the development of an unprecedented greenhouse gas emissions plan. The group, jointly led by Lucinda Starrett, Christopher Garrett and Michael Carroll, welcomed Janice Schneider, formerly Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management at the US Department of the Interior, as the global vice chair of the firm’s environment, land and resources department. Winston Stromberg was promoted to the partnership.

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