Van Ness Feldman Named Top Tier Conventional Power, Oil & Gas and Native American Law Firm by the Legal 500, United States 2021

June 10, 2021

For the tenth consecutive year, The Legal 500 United States, 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 to be recognized in the United States. Van Ness Feldman also received top tier recognition for Native American law in Legal 500’s inaugural rankings for this category.

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

In addition, 20 individual Van Ness Feldman partners and principals were recommended by the publication:

Government Relations

Conventional Power

Oil & Gas


Native American Law

Rick Agnew

Shannon Angielski

Nancy Macan McNally

Joe Nelson

Doug Smith

Mike Swiger

Lawrence Acker

Paul Korman

Brian O’Neill

Susan Olenchuk

Michael Pincus

Mona Tandon

Kyle Danish

Britt Fleming

Stephen Fotis

Maranda Compton

Robert Conrad

Patrick Daugherty

Michael Goodstein

Andrew VanderJack

Michael Pincus, a partner in the firm’s Pipeline & LNG practice, was named a “next generation lawyer” for the fourth year in a row.

A complete overview of the firm’s rankings can be accessed here.

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


With over 100 professionals in Washington, DC and Seattle, Van Ness Feldman is known for the enduring relationships we build with clients. The firm is a nationwide leader in law and government relations pertaining to energy, the environment, natural resources, native affairs, health care, land use, and real estate.