Prior to joining Lippes Mathias, Mr. Niebling served on the political leadership team at the U.S. EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation, where he provided legal and policy advice on the Clean Air Act, various high profile regulations including the Clean Power Plan, environmental permitting issues, civil rights compliance, and tribal issues. While at the EPA, he also was primarily responsible for managing the EPA’s interactions with Congress on air quality and climate change issues, which included preparing witnesses for more than two dozen congressional hearings and responding to Congressional oversight requests, letters, and inquiries.
Before and following law school, Mr. Niebling served in a variety of senior professional roles for Senators Kamala Harris, Joe Biden, and Ted Kaufman, and as Legislative Assistant to the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, with a broad policy portfolio that has included tax, appropriations, and budget issues; economic and labor issues; transportation and infrastructure; energy, climate, and environmental protection; communications, agriculture, immigration, and a range of other issues. During law school, he interned in the Office of General Counsel for the U.S. Department of Energy. Immediately prior to joining Lippes Mathias, Mr. Niebling served as Research Counsel with the Environmental and Energy Law Program at Harvard Law School.
- Co-Author, "EPA’s Attack on New Source Review and Other Air Quality Protection Tools," HLS Environmental & Energy Law Program, October 31, 2019
- Co-Author, "What’s at Stake in the Trump EPA’s New Approach to New Source Review?", EM Magazine, August 2019