Andrew VanderJack's practice focuses on public lands and natural resource law and policy. Andrew provides counsel to clients on legislative and administrative matters involving Congress, congressional committees, federal agencies, state and local and tribal governments, special interest groups, and private parties.
Andrew counsels both privately-owned and public entities, including state and local governments, Alaska Native corporations, non-profit organizations, and timber and mining companies on a variety of public land, energy, and natural resources issues. Through this experience, he has developed a unique understanding of law and policy issues affecting public land use and land exchange proposals, natural resource development, efforts to secure federal funding opportunities, American Indian and Alaska Native communities, and Alaska and the Arctic.
Earlier in his career, Andrew served as staff to former Senator Ted Stevens. Before pursuing a law degree, Andrew also worked in his home state of Alaska on a seine-net fishing boat, as a wildland firefighter, and as a naturalist and kayak guide.
Andrew is a co-coordinator of Van Ness Feldman's Native Affairs practice.