James Auslander


Jamie Auslander co-chairs Beveridge & Diamond’s Natural Resources and Project Development Practice Group, including its Energy practice. Mr. Auslander focuses his practice on complex legal issues surrounding development of oil and gas, hardrock minerals, renewable energy, and other natural resources on public lands onshore and on the Outer Continental Shelf.  He frequently works with the Department of the Interior agencies and prosecutes appeals before the Interior Board of Land Appeals regarding royalty, suspension, decommissioning, regulatory departures, and other issues. He also assists multinational corporations, domestic companies, and leading industry trade associations in protecting valuable lease rights and navigating the ever-changing environmental requirements to develop those leases. 

Mr. Auslander also devotes a significant part of his practice to counseling and litigation under the National Environmental Policy Act (“NEPA”). He has represented public and private clients in building strong administrative records and robust NEPA analyses to support complex projects and proposals. He serves clients in all phases of a case under NEPA and other environmental laws and regulations, including internal compliance, administrative proceedings and negotiations, and litigation when necessary.

Mr. Auslander frequently writes and speaks on environmental issues pertinent to project permitting and development. He has served as an elected member of the Steering Committee of the Environmental, Energy, and Natural Resources Section of the D.C. Bar since 2014. Mr. Auslander has been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers Editions 2014-2017 as a “Rising Star” in Environmental, Energy & Natural Resources, and Administrative Law.

Practice Areas

  • Environmental Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Oil, Gas & Energy

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