Practice FocusEnergyFacility Siting and Land UseEnergy TransactionsCompliance & EnforcementRenewable EnergyTransportationConsumer RepresentationLegislationCEQA / NEPA Documentation and ComplianceEnvironmentalCEQA / NEPAESA / CESAGHG RegulationConsumer Product Compliance
Bar and Court AdmissionsState Bar of CaliforniaAll California State CourtsUnited States District Courts (Eastern District)
EducationJ.D., University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, 2009B.A., University of California, San Diego, 2005
Samantha Neumyer is a Partner in Ellison Schneider Harris & Donlan. Samantha represents a range of clients on environmental, regulatory, and compliance matters before the California Energy Commission, California Public Utilities Commission, California Independent System Operator, and other agencies. Her practice focuses on facility siting for renewable,
energy storage, and natural gas-fired facilities, regulatory compliance,
wildfire issues affecting the energy industry, and enforcement defense. Samantha has served on the permitting team for both utility-scale renewable energy power plants and natural gas-fired power plants.
Samantha has successfully represented clients in complaint and compliance proceedings before the California Energy Commission and California Public Utilities Commission. In addition to her administrative and regulatory experience, Samantha provides legislative analysis for both energy and environmental law matters, and has experience drafting statutory language for proposed legislation.
Representative ClientsClients include public agencies, public utilities, independent power producers, appliance manufacturers, and non-profit entities.
Industries ServedThe electric generation industry including those developing and operating utility-scale wind, solar, geothermal, energy storage, and natural gas power plants.Large scale electric consumers.Appliance manufacturers. Local agency and municipal utilities.
California State Bar Association, Environmental Law Section
Awards and Professional RecognitionSelected to Super Lawyers Rising Stars for 2018-2019
PublicationsPacific McGeorge Global Business & Development Law Journal, Biodiversity Conservation v. Hydropower Dams: Can Saving the Fish Save the Mekong River Basin?, Volume 22, Number 1 (2009).