Xena Burwell

Xena Burwell Van Ness Feldman Law Firm Environmental Law Clerk
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Xena Burwell focuses her practice on Native American, environmental and energy law issues. She has experience with a variety of statutes including the Clean Water Act (CWA), Clean Air Act (CAA), Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA), and the Federal Power Act.

During law school, Xena clerked with Van Ness Feldman for two summers where she supported the firm’s energy, environmental and native affairs attorneys through research and drafting court documents. In addition to serving as a summer associate at the firm, Xena has also gained experience working for federal agencies and environmental non-profits. As a law clerk for the Department of Justice Environment and Natural Resources Division, Xena worked on a variety of federal regulatory issues, including Clean Water Act, Solid Waste Disposal Act, and Safe Drinking Water Act, for EPA Regions 3 and 8. She also clerked for the Environmental Defense Fund where she worked on issues for the Clean Air litigation team.

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The National Law Review selected ​​Xena Burwell, Melinda M. Meade Meyers, Tyson C. Kade, and Michael A. Swiger of Van Ness Feldman as a Go-To Thought Leaders for 2021 for their timely and informative Hydro Newsletters which provide must-read updates for stakeholders in the industry.  The Energy Law experts at Van Ness Feldman highlight key cases impacting hydroelectric power, as well as FERC regulations, and NLR's readers appreciate the firm’s efforts to break down the latest issues impacting the hydropower industry. 


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