Janice M. Schneider
Latham & Watkins LLP
Janice Schneider is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins and global Vice Chair of the Environment, Land & Resources Department, where she specializes in environmental, natural resource and American Indian issues.
Ms. Schneider has extensive experience in energy development and litigation both onshore and offshore, including oil and gas, coal, mining and minerals, renewable energy, and pipeline and transmission line development, as well as conservation actions.
She served as the Senate-confirmed Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management with the US Department of the Interior from 2014-2017 during the Obama Administration, overseeing the BLM, OSMRE, BOEM and BSEE. She also served previously as a trial attorney with the US Department of Justice in the Environment and Natural Resources Division’s Wildlife Section, in the US Department of the Interior’s Office of the Solicitor and as Counselor to the Deputy Secretary of the Interior during the Clinton Administration.
Ms. Schneider is recognized by Chambers USA and Legal 500 as a leading and recommended lawyer, and as an “Energy & Environmental Trailblazer” by The National Law Journal. She has a B.S. in Biology and Marine Sciences from the University of Miami, and a J.D. from Lewis and Clark, Northwestern School of Law.