Van Ness Feldman Named 1st Tier Conventional Power and Oil & Gas Firm by The Legal 500, United States, 2017

June 12, 2017

Washington, DC and Seattle – For the sixth year in a row, The Legal 500 United States, 2017, recognized Van Ness Feldman as a national leader in Energy Regulatory law.  The firm is one of only three, “Top Tier” Energy Regulatory law firms for Conventional Power and one of only three “Top Tier” Oil & Gas regulatory firms to be recognized in the United States.        

Highlighting the firm’s work in the electric, hydroelectric, and oil & gas areas, the publication describes Van Ness Feldman’s practices as having “particular strengths in dealing with matters at the intersection of regulatory and environmental law.”

Michael Pincus, a partner in the firm’s Pipeline & LNG practice, was also recognized for being a “next generation lawyer”.  Mr. Pincus was made a partner last October and focuses his practice on natural gas pipeline siting and certificating.

The firm was also recognized among the top firms in the Environment: Regulatory area for a sixth time, citing the firm as offering “an excellent level of service,” in this area.  Van Ness Feldman also received a ranking for its government affairs practice for the second year in a row.

The US edition of The Legal 500 is now in its eleventh year and is relied upon by general counsel worldwide when they need to hire outside counsel.  The organization only ranks a small number of firms in the US that have a truly national presence coupled with the capability to handle sophisticated and complex work. The Legal 500 also produces a wide ranging series of resources for in-house lawyers including roundtables, client insight reports, and recognizes and rewards the best in-house lawyers through their GC Powerlist series and The Legal 500 Awards.

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With over 100 professionals in Washington, DC and Seattle, WA, Van Ness Feldman focuses on law and policy relating to energy, the environment, natural resources, land use, real estate and health care.  The firm helps a broad, national range of clients successfully navigate the complexities of developing, maintaining, and operating natural resources, energy, infrastructure, and sustainable real estate projects.  Learn more at  

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