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Van Ness Feldman LLP

1050 THOMAS JEFFERSON STREET, NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20007, USA
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Work +1 202 298 1800
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Fax +1 202 338 2416
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www.vnf.com
Seattle, Washington DC

Stephen Fotis

Tel:
Work +202 298 1908
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Van Ness Feldman LLP

Work Department

Environment

Position

Stephen Fotis specializes in federal and state environmental regulation. His work focuses on matters relating to the Clean Air Act, global climate change as well as other environmental matters. He represents electric utilities, independent power producers, automobile manufacturers, petroleum refineries, governmental entities. He also provides counsel to numerous trade associations representing these industries.

Education

J.D., Washington College of Law, American University, 1986 (Senior Articles Editor - American University Law Review) B.A., Dartmouth College, 1977 (magna cum laude)


United States: Industry focus

Environment: regulatory

Within: Environment: regulatory

Van Ness Feldman LLP punches well above its weight, and is particularly valued for its ‘personal touch’. The team is instructed by clients in the automotive, manufacturing, energy, ports and recreational marine industries, and also advises federal lands concessionaires on issues such as air pollution control, climate change, federal and state environmental permitting, endangered species, land and water resources, and hazardous waste. The firm is retained by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power on a wide range of environmental, energy and natural resources matters; this recently included the development and implementation of lobbying strategies and the establishment of federal requirements for limiting CO2 emissions from new and existing power plants under the CAA and state laws. Jonathan Simon, whose ‘professionalism and knowledge are second to none’, heads the land, water and natural resources practice, while Stephen Fotis leads the environment practice. Climate change specialist Kyle Danish, Britt Fleming, Andrea Hudson Campbell, and Gwendolyn Keyes Fleming are other key practitioners. All named lawyers are based in Washington DC.

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