Stacey VanBelleghem is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins and is a member of the Environment, Land & Resources Department. Ms. VanBelleghem represents clients in a variety of industry sectors on major project infrastructure and development, administrative petitions and rulemaking, and litigation under federal environmental law. She has particular expertise in the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act, National Environmental Policy Act, the National Historic Preservation Act and American Indian law.
Ms. VanBelleghem has deep experience in air quality and climate change issues, having represented numerous clients. She is a frequent speaker and writer about air quality and climate change issues, with an emphasis on the regulation of criteria pollutants, hazardous air pollutants and greenhouse gas emissions from major stationary sources. She also has in-depth knowledge of federal permitting and approvals for major infrastructure projects, working both to secure project approvals and to intervene and defend approvals in numerous federal court cases.
In addition to her environmental practice, Ms. VanBelleghem has worked on a variety of pro bono matters while at the firm. She previously served in a management role as a member of the firm’s Global Associates Committee and Global Pro Bono Committee.
Before becoming an attorney, Ms. VanBelleghem worked at the National Trust for Historic Preservation in its Public Policy Department and also at the National Park Service.