L. John Iani - Perkins Coie LLP

L. John Iani

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2009
Phone: 206-359-6689

John Iani, a partner with the firm's Environment, Energy & Resources practice, focuses his practice on helping clients in developing and structuring business and commercial endeavors, particularly in the areas of project development, energy, natural resources and fisheries. He also represents clients in environmental and regulatory issues before Congress, federal and state agencies, administrative bodies and the courts.  John served as the Regional Administrator for Region 10 of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), where he was responsible for managing the EPA's offices in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. While serving at the EPA he took the lead on implementing several major 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; and implementing enhanced and streamlined environmental safeguards for future oil, gas, and mining development in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. Prior to that, John was vice president and general counsel at UniSea, where he was responsible for governmental, legal and regulatory affairs programs. UniSea is one of Alaska's largest seafood processing companies.

John is a recognized environmental lawyer in the prominent Chambers USA rankings.

Occidental CollegeAB Seattle University School of LawJ.D.
North Pacific Fishery Management Council North Pacific Research Board

Case History

Offshore Oil and Gas Permitting — Intimately involved in seeking and obtaining Clean Water Act general NPDES permits for operation in the Alaskan Arctic. Following issuance, counseled clients on compliance and penalty issues.
NPDES Permitting Violations — Counseled clients on significant issues surrounding discharge of pollutant penalties with US EPA.
Ozone Depleting Sources — Counseled numerous clients on responding to notice of violations of Clean Air Act and Emergency Protection and Community Right to Know Act violations stemming from regulatory requirements for operating with refrigerants.

Office Location

1201 Third Avenue, Suite 4900
Seattle, WA 98101-3099
United States

Practice Areas

Energy Law
Environmental Law
Mining Law