Jonathan D. Simon

Jonathan Simon, Van Ness Fledman Law Firm, Washington DC, Cybersecurity, Environmental and Litigation Law Attorney
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Jonathan Simon represents clients before the courts, Congress, and federal agencies on a broad range of matters involving natural resources, public lands, environmental, and energy law.  Jon’s practice focuses on providing legal and strategic guidance and counsel with regard to the management and use of federal lands and the development of energy infrastructure projects.  Jon has broad experience in matters involving the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Endangered Species Act (ESA), Clean Water Act (CWA), Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA), Wilderness Act, and other environmental and natural resource-related statutes.  He also has specialized experience working with project developers, Alaska Native corporations, and others on resource development and land use issues in Alaska. 

Jon assists clients with NEPA strategy and compliance, and throughout the process of obtaining and defending special use permits, right-of-way grants, and other use authorizations needed to construct natural gas pipelines, electric transmission facilities, and other infrastructure projects on or across federal and state lands.  He has represented clients on various projects, large and small, including the Alaska natural gas pipeline.  In addition, Jon has represented clients on oil pipeline tariff and related matters arising under the Interstate Commerce Act.

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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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