Stacey VanBelleghem represents clients in a variety of industry sectors on major project infrastructure and development, administrative petitions and rulemaking, and litigation under federal environmental law.
Ms. VanBelleghem has particular experience advising clients on federal environmental laws, including:
- Clean Air Act
- Clean Water Act
- Endangered Species Act
- Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act
- National Environmental Policy Act
- National Historic Preservation Act
- American Indian Law
Ms. VanBelleghem represents numerous clients in air quality and climate change issues, with an emphasis on the regulation of criteria pollutants, hazardous air pollutants, and greenhouse gas emissions from major stationary sources. She is also a frequent speaker and writer on these issues.
Ms. VanBelleghem has in-depth knowledge of federal permitting and approvals for major infrastructure projects, working both to secure project approvals and to intervene and defend approvals in numerous federal court cases.
Ms. VanBelleghem was named a Washington D.C. Rising Star by The National Law Journal in 2017 and named to the 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 Washington, D.C. Rising Stars lists by Super Lawyers.
In addition to her environmental practice, Ms. VanBelleghem works on a variety of pro bono matters for the firm. She currently serves on the firm’s Diversity Leadership Committee and previously served in a management role as a member of the firm’s Global Associates Committee and Global Pro Bono Committee.
Before becoming an attorney, Ms. VanBelleghem worked at the National Trust for Historic Preservation in its Public Policy Department and also at the National Park Service.