Jenna Mandell-Rice counsels private and public clients on natural resources, environmental, and water-related permitting, with a particular focus on permitting of renewable energy development (wind, solar and hydropower) and water infrastructure projects. She assists clients in developing comprehensive permitting strategies and counseling them through the regulatory process from project conception to construction. Jenna’s comprehensive water practice includes advising clients on authorizations for in-water work, water quality requirements, and water supply issues, including water rights. Jenna also assists renewable energy developers with federal permitting including FERC hydropower licensing and federal land-use authorizations for wind and solar projects. She has significant experience navigating endangered and special-status species issues and Federal and state environmental review. Jenna represents clients before federal and state regulatory agencies, and has successfully represented clients in defending projects and permits in state and federal court.

Jenna is a co-coordinator of the firm’s Land, Water and Natural Resources practice.


George Washington University School of Law J.D., with honors, 2013
Senior Articles Editor, The George Washington Journal of Energy and Environmental Law
Member, Moot Court Board

Georgetown University B.A., magna cum laude, 2010