Mr. Iani is available to represent clients in developing and structuring business and commercial endeavors, as well as to provide counseling on project development, energy, natural resources, fisheries, and environmental issues before Congress, federal and state agencies, regulatory bodies, and the courts.
Prior to joining Van Ness Feldman in August 2004, John Iani served as the Regional Administrator for Region 10 of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
As Regional Administrator from 2001 to 2004, Mr. Iani was responsible for managing EPA’s programs in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. During this time, he took the lead on implementing several initiatives, including: a compromise with the U.S. Forest Service that resolved environmental concerns for harvesting fire-damaged salvage timber; water quality programs to protect endangered salmon; implementing enhanced and streamlined environmental safeguards for future oil, gas, and mining development in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska; and moving forward with the Silver Valley mining environmental restoration efforts in Northern Idaho.
From 1993 to 2001, Mr. Iani was Vice President and General Counsel at UniSea, Inc., a leading seafood company. He was responsible for governmental, legal, and regulatory affairs programs and represented the company before state, federal, and international agencies. From 1990 to 1993 he served as President of the Pacific Seafood Processors Association, representing the interests of the twenty largest seafood processing companies in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. Mr. Iani also served on the Secretary of Commerce’s Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee and participated in committees for the North Pacific Fishery Management Council.more » « less