James Steinbauer

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Senior Public Affairs Advisor
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James Steinbauer is a senior public affairs advisor in Holland & Knight’s Washington, D.C., office and a member of the firm’s Public Policy & Regulation Group. Mr. Steinbauer works on policy issues related to climate change, renewable energy, technology commercialization, transportation, economic development and public relations.

Mr. Steinbauer helps clients navigate federal funding and financing programs at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and U.S. Department of Defense (DOD). He guides clients through the federal policymaking process and advises small and large businesses alike on the material impact of federal policies.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Steinbauer worked as an environmental journalist, most recently as a contributing writer for Sierra, the national magazine of the Sierra Club, where he covered national environmental policy during the Biden Administration.


  • University of California, Berkeley, Graduate School of Journalism, M.J.
  • Miami University, B.A., Journalism and Environmental Science