Van Ness Feldman Welcomes Tanner A. Johnson to Partnership

January 23, 2024

Washington, DC – Van Ness Feldman, LLP is pleased to announce the election of Tanner A. Johnson to partner, effective January 1, 2024.

Mr. Johnson, who has served as Policy Counsel in the firm’s Baton Rouge and Washington, DC offices since 2021, is a highly sought after advocate and policy strategist on natural resource, energy, environment, and conservation issues, with a focus on the Gulf Coast region. He brings legal acumen, policy insight from his years as senior Congressional staff, and strong analytical skills to his practice.

"Tanner has consistently demonstrated an exceptional commitment to our clients,” said Nancy Macan McNally, Van Ness Feldman Co-Chair. “His partnership is both a recognition of his significant contributions to the success of our clients and a testament to the role he plays in the firm’s Government Advocacy and Public Policy practice."

“Since joining the firm, Tanner has helped numerous Gulf Coast clients develop and succeed with their energy transition strategies and project implementation efforts. His forward-thinking approach and dedication to excellence are evident in all his client interactions. I look forward to our continued collaboration in support of our work in the Gulf Coast region,” said former U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu a Senior Policy Advisor with the firm.

"I am honored to join the partnership at Van Ness Feldman," said Mr. Johnson. "Louisiana is on the frontline of generational changes in the legal, policy, business and economic development sectors that are being ushered in by the much-heralded “energy transition.” I am excited to continue to build our legal and policy practices in Louisiana to help our clients navigate the tremendous opportunities that are unique to the region.”

Tanner holds a bachelor’s degree from Spring Hill College and a J.D. from Louisiana State University’s Law School. He is resident in the firm’s Baton Rouge office and can be reached at 202-298-1817 or


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