Jenna R. Mandell-Rice

Jenna R. Mandell-Rice, Van Ness Feldman Law Firm, Seattle, Environmental, Real Estate and Litigation Law Attorney
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Professional Biography

Jenna’s practice focuses on land use and environmental law.  She regularly counsels clients on the siting and permitting of development projects and has experience counseling clients on land use, environmental, and natural resource matters under the Growth Management Act, SEPA/NEPA, Clean Water Act, and the Endangered Species Act.

Prior to joining the firm, Jenna was an associate in K&L Gates’ Washington DC office. During law school, she served as a law clerk for the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), an office within the Executive Office of the President that coordinates Federal environmental efforts and works closely with agencies and other White House offices to develop environmental policies. While at CEQ, she worked on a variety of policy matters under the National Environmental Policy Act, the Clean Air Act and the Endangered Species Act. Jenna was a law clerk for the Honorable Christine M. Arguello in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado and served as the Senior Articles Editor of the George Washington University Energy and Environmental Law Journal.  

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The National Law Review names Van Ness Feldman a 2022 Go-To Thought Leader in the field of environmental law for their coverage of this year’s changes to NEPA regulations. On April 20, 2022, the Council on Environmental Quality published a final rule reversing strategic changes made under the Trump administration; authors Rachael L. Lipinski, Jenna R. Mandell-Rice, Molly A. Lawrence, and Jonathan D. Simon detailed at-length the changes that companies should expect once the regulations went into effect, as well as the overall impact the new policy would have going forward.


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