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Van Ness Feldman LLP

1050 Thomas Jefferson St., NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 298-1800

Overview

Introduction

Van Ness Feldman's seat in the nation's capital gives it prime access to the governmental, regulatory, and compliance aspects of environmental and energy law. Combined with its presence in Denver, Seattle, and the Bay Area, this mid-sized law and policy firm is a formidable force to be reckoned with. The firm is home to one of the largest gas and electric practices in the country and was one of the first firms to have major climate change and gas emission regulatory practices.

Firm Stats


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Total No. Attorneys (2021)

50 - 100

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No. of Partners Named (2020)

4

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Featured Rankings

Top 150 Under 150


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No. of Summer Associates (2020)

4


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Base Salary

1st year: $145,000


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No. of U.S. Offices

4

About the Firm

Van Ness Feldman's seat in the nation's capital gives it prime access to the governmental, regulatory, and compliance aspects of environmental and energy law. Combined with its presence in Denver, Seattle, and the Bay Area, this mid-sized law and policy firm is a formidable force to be reckoned with.

DC Origins

From its beginnings, Van Ness Feldman was destined to be a major DC player. The firm was founded in 1977 by four staff members of the legislative and executive branches: William Van Ness, Jr.; Howard Feldman; Lynn Sutcliffe; and Charlie Curtis. Originally known as Van Ness, Feldman, Curtis and Sutcliffe, the firm retains the names of the two out of four founders who remained with the firm: Van Ness, an environmental lawyer and former Chief Counsel to the Senate Energy an...