Van Ness Feldman Named Top Tier Conventional Power and Oil & Gas Firm by the Legal 500, United States 2020

June 22, 2020

For the ninth consecutive year, The Legal 500 United States 2020, recognized Van Ness Feldman as a national leader in Energy Regulatory law. The firm is one of only four “Top Tier” Energy Regulatory law firms for Conventional Power and Oil & Gas regulatory firms to be recognized in the United States.

Highlighting the firm’s work in the electric, hydropower, oil & gas, and pipeline safety areas, the publication describes the firm’s attorneys as “subject matter experts and very responsive.”

The firm was also recognized among the leading firms in the Environment: Regulatory area and Government Relations.

In addition to recognizing the excellence of multiple practice groups with rankings, 21 individual Van Ness Feldman attorneys were recommended by the publication:

Government Relations

Energy Regulation – Conventional Power

Energy Regulation – Oil & Gas

Environment - Regulatory

Alan Mintz
Bob Szabo
Richard Agnew
Nancy McNally

Shannon Angielski

Doug Smith
Jessica Friedman
Joe Nelson
Julia Wood
Mike Swiger

Lawrence Acker

Michael Pincus

Mona Tandon

Paul Korman

Susan Olenchuk

Brian O’Neill

Andrea Campbell

Kyle Danish

Britt Fleming

Jonathan Simon

Stephen Fotis

Michael Pincus, a partner in the firm’s Pipeline & LNG practice, was also recognized as “next generation lawyer” for the third year in a row, and the late Howard Shapiro was named to the Energy Litigation Hall of Fame.

The Legal 500 only ranks the top 100 firms in the US who have a national presence coupled with the capability to handle sophisticated and complex work in a particular area of expertise. 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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