Jena MacLean, a partner in the Washington D.C. office of the firm’s Environment, Energy & Resources practice, focuses her practice on federal regulation, legislation and litigation. Jena regularly represents clients before federal regulatory agencies, including the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management. Jena's legislation experience extends to pending federal and state legislation, development of strategic advice, preparation of testimony and drafting of legislation. Her litigation experience includes representation before federal and state courts and federal administrative agency boards.
Jena represents clients on a wide range of environmental and natural resources matters, including project development on public land, mining, oil and gas, offshore wind, solar, protected areas, and coastal/ocean law, with a special emphasis on matters arising under federal Indian law authorities, including the Indian Reorganization Act, the National Indian Gaming Act, the Indian Non-Intercourse Act, and the Indian Tribal Economic Development and Contract Encouragement Act of 2000. A significant portion of Jena's practice is devoted to the development of contracts between the private sector, local and state governments and tribes. Jena also has extensive experience working with the National Environmental Policy Act, the Endangered Species Act, the National Historic Preservation Act, the Coastal Zone Management Act, the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, the Marine Mammal Protection Act, and the Migratory Bird Protection Act.
- Beveridge and Diamond PC, Washington, D.C., Summer Associate, 1999
- University of Idaho, Department of Soil Science, Moscow ID, Environmental Chemist, 1994 - 1996
- Idaho Environmental Policy Analysis Group, Moscow, ID, Field Researcher/Analyst, 1995 - 1996
- Aurtex Inc., Gold Mining Company, Exploration Geologist, 1990 - 1995
- University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 2001
- Princeton University, A.B., 1993