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Janice Schneider

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Practice Areas

Extensive experience guiding clients to successful outcomes in the energy development sector both onshore and offshore, including renewable solar and wind energy, hydropower, oil and gas, coal, pipeline and transmission line development, licensing, operation, and compliance; the minerals and mining sector; and public land, national forest, American Indian land, national wildlife refuge, and national park use and management.

Ms. Schneider is a first-chair litigator and is well versed in federal policy development and legislative and regulatory activities, including working effectively with states and local government and industry, tribal, and non-governmental stakeholders; analysis and drafting of legislative language and testimony; preparing and commenting on rules; and other agency initiatives.


Global Vice Chair of the Environment, Land & Resources Department. Ms. Schneider has held numerous government roles, including serving as Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management for the US Department of the Interior, where she oversaw four Interior Department agencies.

Professional Memberships

Member, District of Columbia; Maryland State bars


JD, Lewis & Clark Law School, 1992

BS, University of Miami, 1983