Van Ness Feldman Elects Shannon Angielski Principal of the Firm

January 26, 2012

CONTACT:  Nathan Darling, 202.298.1890

WASHINGTON, DC – Van Ness Feldman is pleased to announce that Shannon Angielski has been elected to the membership of the firm as Principal, Governmental Issues effective January 1, 2012. 

Ms. Angielski joined Van Ness Feldman's Government Relations and Public Policy practice in 2001 and works in the firm's Washington, DC office. She provides clients with a wide range of policy advice on energy and environmental issues, with a focus on clean energy solutions for electric power generation and industrial users of coal and fossil fuels.  By engaging Congress and the Administration, Ms. Angielski assists her clients to shape federal policies and regulatory initiatives, design and advocate for federal programs, and secure funding and other partnership opportunities.  Ms. Angielski is Associate Director of the Coal Utilization Research Council and serves on the Board of Directors of the Washington Coal Club.

In announcing Ms. Angielski’s promotion, Rick Agnew, Van Ness Feldman’s Chairman, said, “For more than ten years, clients have benefited from Shannon’s intricate understanding of the workings of Congress and the Executive Branch.  We enthusiastically welcome Shannon to the firm's membership and look forward to her continued success.”

Ms. Angielski, 39, received an M.S. from Johns Hopkins University in 2000, and a B.A. from the University of New Hampshire in 1994.  She can be reached at 202.298.1825 or via email at

With over 95 professionals in Washington, DC and Seattle, WA, Van Ness Feldman focuses on law and policy relating to:  Electricity; Energy Efficiency and Smart Grid; 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; Transportation; and Health Care.

In early 2012, Van Ness Feldman will combine its practice with the Seattle land use, real estate, and natural resources law firm GordonDerr LLP.  The combined firm will continue to be known as Van Ness Feldman, A Professional Corporation, and the firm's Seattle office will use the name Van Ness Feldman GordonDerr for a transition period.  For more information, please visit

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