Herman J. Gesser, III

Policy Advisor

202-298-1926

hgesser@vnf.com

1050 Thomas Jefferson Street NW
Seventh Floor
Washington, DC 20007
  • Legal practice focused on design and construction matters, with a substantial percentage arising on government contracts, for such projects as buildings, highways, drainage canals, levees, and pumping stations with disputes ranging from $250 thousand to $16 million.
  • Advised and represented developer in negotiation and drafting of  development, architectural, and construction contracts for Katrina Cottage program involving 450 housing units in Louisiana and a $74.5 million CDBG grant administered by FEMA.
  • Lead U.S. Senate staff onlegislative efforts focused on Gulf of Mexico matters including (a) OCS oil and gas activity, (b) coastal restoration and protection, (c) energy related infrastructure (highway, rail, and ports), and (d) pursuit of a North American Energy Alliance.
  • Researched and supported Committee Chair on matters relating to BOEM’s preparation of the next OCSLA Oil & Gas Leasing Program Plan (2017 – 2022) including meeting with numerous stakeholders and BOEM officials.
  • Monitored and reported to Committee Chair on ongoing constitutional and statutory reforms instituted by Mexico to restructure Pemex and attract participation from U.S. oil and gas companies. Also, supported Chair and participated in her meeting with the Ambassadors from Canada and Mexico to discuss an alliance for achieving energy independence for North America. Additionally, began preparation for a Committee roundtable and other events with the Ambassadors.