Daniella Landers: Lawyer with Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

Daniella Landers


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Practice Areas

  • Environmental
  • Regulatory & Compliance
  • Litigation
  • Energy, Environmental & Commodities
  • Energy Project Development
  • Renewable & Alternative Energy
  • Natural Resources
  • Crisis Management
Contact InfoTelephone: 713.470.6110
Fax: 713-654-1301
University Purdue University, B.A., with distinction; University of Southern California, M.P.A., with honors
Law SchoolThe University of Texas School of Law, J.D.
Admitted1996, Michigan; 2000, Texas

Professional Activities

Chair-Elect, Board of Directors, Houston Lawyer Referral Service
Advisor, ALI-ABA's Environmental Law Program Committee
Chair, Racial Diversity in the Profession Committee, State Bar of Texas
Member, Board of Directors, Houston Bar Association
Member, Texas Association of Environmental Professionals
Member, Environmental and Energy Policy Advisory Committee, Greater Houston Partnership
Member, Board of Directors, Houston Lawyers Association Foundation
Member and former Chair, City of Houston's Brownfields Program Land Redevelopment Committee
Member, Section of the Environment, Energy, and Resources, American Bar Association
Member, Energy, Environmental and Public Utilities Section, National Bar Association
Member, 2010 Editorial Advisory Board, Environmental Law360
Member, Air and Waste Management Association, Gulf Coast Chapter
Volunteer Mediator, Harris County Dispute Resolution Center

BornLake Charles, Louisiana, January 31, 1969

Daniella Landers focuses her practice on a broad range of environmental compliance, transactional and litigation matters. She counsels energy companies, manufacturers, industrial facilities, financial institutions, real estate interests and other businesses on complex environmental and related land use issues, including environmental risk assessment, environmental permitting and compliance, environmental due diligence in acquisitions and transactions, management of environmental issues affecting the upstream, midstream, downstream, and renewables/alternative energy sectors, natural resources damages claims, climate change initiatives and pollution exposure disputes. Daniella is the current Chair of the firm's Environmental team.

Daniella frequently counsels clients on corrective actions, brownfields redevelopment, environmental closures and groundwater remediation as well as assisting in the review and audit of operations to address air, water and waste compliance issues for manufacturing, industrial or waste disposal facilities. She has been seconded by clients as in-house counsel on several occasions to handle environmental issues.

A member of the firm's Crisis Management team, Daniella helps clients navigate environmental crises and develop legal response strategies tailored to each specific situation. She handles governmental investigations of environmental matters, environmental enforcement defense, responses to citizen protest actions, cost recovery claims and Superfund litigation.

Daniella is a prolific speaker and writer on environmental and regulatory litigation issues. She has been featured in Law 360 articles and on National Public Radio (KUHF). She serves as an adjunct professor at South Texas College of Law and the University of Houston Law Center.

Selected Experience

Sutherland advises clients on environmental and regulatory issues.

Sutherland advises on environmental compliance and audits.

Sutherland coordinates federal and state Superfund issues for several multinationals.

Awards and Rankings

Recognized by The Legal 500 United States in the area of energy: transactions (2015)

Selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” (2005, 2007-2009)

Graduate of Leadership Houston (2005) and Center for Houston's Future (2009)

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Crisis Management


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FERC Confirms Distribution Cooperatives Must Purchase QF Output
Peter A. Fozzard,Daniel E. Frank,Dorothy Black Franzoni,Jay Holloway,Daniella Landers, June 29, 2015
A distribution cooperative must purchase the electrical output made available to it by a qualifying facility (QF), notwithstanding restrictions in the cooperative’s all-requirements contract with its generation and transmission supplier (G&T) on third-party contracts. In a recent order, the...

BLM Issues First Federal Regulations for Hydraulic Fracturing
Roshanda N. Cayette-Contreras,Lillian A. Forero,Catherine M. Krupka,Daniella Landers,Takcus C. Nesbit, March 30, 2015
On Thursday, March 26, 2015, the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) published in the Federal Register the Final Rule on hydraulic fracturing on federal and Indian lands. The Final Rule sets forth the first federal regulations of hydraulic fracturing and...

EPA Seeking Small Business Input on Federal Plan for Carbon Emission Goals
Jay Holloway,Daniella Landers,Emily L. Seidman,Liz Williamson, February 13, 2015
Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it will seek stakeholder input on the development of a federal plan for meeting the Clean Power Plan’s carbon emission goals. Earlier this month, the EPA set a deadline of this summer for issuance of its final Clean Power...

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Daniella Landers

1001 Fannin Street, Suite 3700
HoustonTX 77002-6760


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