Van Ness Feldman Elects Lisa Epifani a Member

July 27, 2010

Van Ness Feldman is pleased to announce that Lisa Epifani, has been elected a member (partner) with the firm.

Ms. Epifani is based in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. She advises a range of clients on energy and environmental matters, with a special focus on climate change strategy, oil and natural gas issues, nuclear policy, and financial regulations.

Howard Feldman, Chair of Van Ness Feldman, commenting upon Ms. Epifani’s election to the membership said, “Lisa has the rare combination of superior legal skills and the ability to navigate smoothly through the complex public policy arena on a bipartisan basis. We welcome Lisa to membership with the firm.”

Before joining the firm in April 2009, Ms. Epifani spent ten years serving in key governmental roles and the business community, developing energy policy and strategy. She was appointed Assistant Secretary at the Department of Energy (DOE) for Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs by President George W. Bush. Ms. Epifani also served at the White House on the National Economic Council as a Special Assistant to the President. Before her Administration tenure, she was a lead Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee staffer for then-Chairman Domenici. Ms. Epifani also practiced energy law at a Washington, D.C. law firm.

Ms. Epifani, 38, received a J.D. from Yale Law School in 1997, and a B.A. in Plan II from the University of Texas at Austin in 1994. She is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and Texas. Ms. Epifani can be reached at 202.298.1947 or via email at

With 80 professionals in Washington, D.C. and Seattle, WA, Van Ness Feldman focuses on law and policy relating to: Electricity and Energy Efficiency; Environment; Climate Change; Renewable Energy, Cleantech, and Biofuels; Coal and CCS; Natural Gas; Nuclear Energy; Hydropower; Infrastructure Development; Indian Law; Oil & Products Pipelines; Public Lands & Natural Resources; and Transportation.

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