Raya B. Treiser

Raya Treiser advises clients on a variety of environmental regulatory and natural resources matters. Ms. Treiser spent several years in the Department of the Interior and the White House, where she helped shape the policies that govern the development of energy and infrastructure projects on public lands and the Outer Continental Shelf.

Ms. Treiser was part of the core team responsible for the comprehensive reform of offshore drilling regulations following the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. She went on to serve as Counselor to the Deputy Secretary of the Interior, where she helped implement the Department's policies on on-shore and off-shore energy development, landscape-scale mitigation, and energy development in Alaska. In 2013, Ms. Treiser was selected by White House staff to lead a government-wide initiative under President Obama's Executive Order 13604 to streamline the federal permitting of large infrastructure projects, including energy generation, electricity transmission, oil and gas pipelines, surface transportation, aviation, ports and water resources projects.

Since returning to private law practice, Ms. Treiser has successfully leveraged her substantive knowledge and insight into government processes to help clients secure federal, state and local permits and authorizations for energy and infrastructure projects, including renewable energy, electricity transmission, mining, LNG export terminals and mass transit projects. Ms. Treiser also advises ski areas and recreation facilities on a variety of public lands and permitting issues.

Professional Activities

Ms. Treiser is the incoming co-chair of the Public Land and Resources Committee of the ABA's Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources. She also serves on the ABA's Endangered Species and Mining and Mineral Extraction Committees. 


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  • Education

    • JD, Georgetown University Law Center, 2009

      cum laude
    • Master, Global Business Law, Sorbonne Law School and Sciences Po, 2008

    • BS, Georgetown University, 2005

      magna cum laude, School of Foreign Service
  • Admissions

    • District of Columbia

    • New York

  • Government Experience

    • Department of the Interior

      Counselor to the Deputy Secretary of the Interior
    • Executive Office of the President

      The White House

      Office of Management and Budget