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Van Ness Feldman LLP

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Jonathan Simon

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Van Ness Feldman LLP

Position

Partner

Career

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. Jon’s practice focuses on providing legal and strategic guidance and counsel with regard to the management and use of federal lands and the development of energy infrastructure projects. Jon has broad experience in matters involving the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Endangered Species Act (ESA), Clean Water Act (CWA), Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA), Wilderness Act, and other environmental and natural resource-related statutes. He also has specialized experience working with project developers, Alaska Native corporations, and others on resource development and land use issues in Alaska.

Education

George Washington University School of Law J.D., with honors, 1998 Articles Editor, The George Washington Law Review Cornell University B.A., 1992


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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