The arrival of Kyle Scherer as a partner in the Environmental and Natural Resources Group and a co-chair of the recently launched Native American Law and Policy Practice was covered by Best Lawyers on June 3, 2021, Law360 and Attorney at Law Magazine on June 2, and Citybiz DC and General Counsel News on June 1.
Prior to joining Venable, Mr. Scherer served as the principal deputy general counsel for the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ). There, he helped implement and defend CEQ’s revised National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations and coordinate the review of agency-specific NEPA rulemaking. He began his career in federal service at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) as a White House Fellow and counsel to the associate attorney general. Among other things, his portfolio included oversight of the Environment and Natural Resources Division, the Office of Justice Programs, and the Office of Tribal Justice.
Venable’s Native American Law and Policy, co-chaired by Mr. Scherer and David A. Mullon Jr., a current partner at Venable who has spent the majority of his career addressing issues that impact tribes and tribal interests, will focus on representing the interests of tribes and Alaska Native corporations across a variety of areas, as well as state and local governments and non-Indian entities seeking to engage with, or invest in, Indian Country.
Commenting on his move to Venable, Mr. Scherer said, “I look forward to growing the firm’s Native American practice and helping tribes, tribal businesses, and Alaska Native corporations confront complex legal, political, and development challenges by providing high-quality representation before federal agencies and courts.”