Located at the epicenter of federal power, professionals in our Washington, D.C. office deliver strategic legislative and regulatory counsel.

With a focus on federal legislative initiatives and regulatory matters arising in the environment, global exports, trade sanctions, energy, natural resources, and agriculture arenas, our sophisticated professionals provide comprehensive, cross-disciplinary solutions to clients’ complex challenges. 

Our robust team of lawyers, lobbyists, public policy, and government relations specialists include former staff counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, a former General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a former senior official of the White House Council on Environmental Quality, a former Interior Solicitor, and senior officials and litigators from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Environment and Natural Resources Division and the Commercial Litigation Branch of the Civil Division.

Lawyers Ranked in Chambers Global and in Chambers USA

Steven Pelak is ranked in Chambers Global 2022 and Chambers USA 2021 for USA, International Trade: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions

Richard Schwartz is ranked in Chambers USA 2020 (District of Columbia) for Environment


Washington, D.C. attorney Richard Schwartz recognized in 2022 Best Lawyers®, providing quality, full-service representation. 

61: Average Pro Bono Legal Hours/ Attorney

Holland & Hart has a long-standing national reputation as a law firm committed to providing legal and civic pro bono services.

Washington, DC Super Lawyers® & Rising Stars 2021

Richard Schwartz: Environmental Litigation
Gwen Green: International
Jeremy Ben Merkelson: Employment & Labor

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