Lauren A. Bachtel, Counsel
Former DOI and AWEA Lawyer
Lauren Bachtel is counsel in Mayer Brown’s New York office and a member of the Projects & Infrastructure group. Prior to joining Mayer Brown, she was with another prominent firm and before that, Lauren was a US Department of the Interior (DOI) and American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) lawyer.
Lauren has represented energy industry coalitions and individual clients on various regulatory and administrative matters before the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Lauren has deep experience in permitting matters for project development and financing purposes as well as drafting comments on administrative rulemakings, advising clients on policy and regulatory clarifications, negotiating proposed legislative bills, and federal litigation. She also has advocated on behalf of energy clients regarding climate and carbon policies. Lauren has extensive experience with permitting, compliance, and litigation under the National Environmental Policy Act, Mineral Leasing Act, Endangered Species Act, Migratory Bird Treaty Act, Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act and Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act. She also has significant experience representing clients on Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act and hazardous waste matters. As an attorney-advisor for DOI’s Office of the Solicitor, Lauren worked with BLM, FWS and the US Department of Justice (DOJ) on rulemakings, administrative actions and litigation that impacted the energy industries.
Anne E. Mudge, Partner
Selected as 2021 "Lawyer of the Year" in Environmental Law by U.S. News & World Report – Best Lawyers
Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP
Annie is a partner in the San Francisco office of Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP. She is one of California’s leading siting and permitting lawyers for land use development and utility-scale energy projects. She is a recognized leader in the permitting of renewable energy facilities, and she is a frequent speaker and presenter on renewable energy issues. Annie has experience navigating the federal, state, and local requirements necessary to build wind, solar, geothermal, and gas-fired energy plants. She has helped build thousands of megawatts of renewable energy in California and has been named a CleanTech Lawyer of the Year as well as a one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Northern California. Together with Peter Weiner, Annie represents multiple clients on Offshore Wind in CA. She can be reached via e-mail at [email protected]
Peter H. Weiner, Partner
30 Years of Representation of Renewable Energy Companies
Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP
Peter is a partner in the San Francisco office of Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP. He represents solar energy, wind, geothermal and biomass companies before the CPUC, US Fish and Wildlife Service, CA Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bureau of Land Management, California Energy Commission and county land-use regulators. Peter has represented eleven utility-scale solar energy companies with over 10,000 MW and $35B in proposed projects, including successful litigation against permit challenges and continues to represent new projects in the pipeline. Together with Annie Mudge, Peter represents multiple clients on Off shore Wind in CA.