Jane C. LuxtonJane Luxton Clark Hill
Jane C. Luxton
Jane C. Luxton is a member of Clark Hill’s Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources Practice Group based in the Washington, DC office and chairs the firm's Administrative Law Practice. Jane has extensive experience in environmental, regulatory, policy, and litigation matters, including federal and state environmental laws as well as international environmental regimes. Her practice includes advising clients on administrative law issues and compliance and reporting obligations related to sustainability and supply chain accountability.
Prior to joining Clark Hill, Jane advised national and international clients on environmental, energy, natural resources, sustainability, and climate change issues at a national law firm. From 2007-2009, she served as general counsel of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. As such, she was the chief legal officer for all NOAA activities as well as policy advisor to the Undersecretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere. Responsibilities within her portfolio covered a broad range of issues, including natural resource damages, coastal zone management, fisheries management, endangered species and marine mammal protection, weather and climate change science, and marine sanctuaries and monuments. She held a top secret/SCI security clearance.
In 2008, Jane received a Presidential appointment as a commissioner of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission and headed the U.S. delegation. For her work at NOAA, Ms. Luxton was recognized twice with the U.S. Department of Commerce Gold Medal Award (2008, 2009).
Before that, Jane practiced environmental law for close to 20 years. Her practice included establishing and managing coalitions of associations and companies to address a particular set of environmental law issues with an emphasis on metals production and processing and products containing metals. She also has experience in international trade, antitrust and appellate matters, as well as specialized administrative law issues such as the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act.
Jane was appointed as a trial attorney and later, senior trial attorney, in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice starting in 1978. While there, she received the Attorney General’s Award for prosecution of complex litigation. In 1981, she served as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia.
Jane served as a congressionally-appointed member of the Board of Directors of the Mickey Leland National Urban Air Toxics Research Center, established under the Clean Air Act of 1990 (2010-2011). She is a past chair of the International Environmental Law Committee of the American Bar Association’s Section on Environment, Energy and Resources and currently serves as a Council member of the ABA Administrative Law Section and as Co-Chair of its Energy Law Committee. She is a member of the Leadership Council of the Environment Law Institute.
While in private practice, Jane has regularly been recognized as a leading practitioner of environmental law by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. She also is featured in Chambers Women in Law Profiles. She is listed in The Best Lawyers in America and the Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers rankings.
Recent Publications and Speaking Engagements
- Presenter, "Alternative Lending: Regulatory Challenges Front and Center," Clark Hill Webinar (June 2016)
- Presenter, “Breakout: SBREFA, Its Impact on Rulemaking, and How You Should Be Involved,” 4th Annual insideARM Larger Market Participant Summit, Washington, D.C. (April 2016)
- “Supply Chain Accountability: New Dimensions of Business and Legal Risk,” Risk & Compliance Magazine (Jan-Mar 2016)
- Presenter, ABA Fall 2015 Administrative Law Conference (October 2015)
- "Supply Chain Accountability - The News Just Keeps Coming", Clark Hill News Alert (October 23, 2015)
- The CFPB Moves Toward Effective Ban of Arbitration Clauses in Consumer Financial Services Contracts", Clark Hill News Alert (October 8, 2015)
- Quoted in "Conflict Minerals: The Pressure Remains On", Supply & Demand Chain Executive (September 2015)
- "Conflict Minerals: A Second-Year Update", ABA In-House Counsel Committee Newsletter (August 2015)
- Presenter, “What You Need to Know About the CFPB and Why You Should Care,” Clark Hill Webinar (July 2015)
- "Federal Acquisition Regulation Strengthens Anti-Human Trafficking Regulations: Federal Contractors and Subcontractors Take Note", Clark Hill News Alert (July 16, 2015)
- "What is SBREFA and Why Should You Get Ready for it Now?," Inside ARM (June 2015)
- "Supreme Court Decision Serves as a Reminder of Sarbanes-Oxley Disclosure Requirements",(co-author) Clark Hill News Alert (March 5, 2015)
- "Supreme Court Widens Federal Agency Latitude on Guidance Documents", Clark Hill News Alert (March 2015)
- "DOJ Hits French Energy Giant with Massive FCPA Fines",(co-author) Clark Hill News Alert (January 6, 2015)
- "Post Election Analysis: Environment and Energy", Clark Hill News Alert (November 13, 2014)
- "Conflict Minerals: What Do the SEC Filings Show?,“ AIAG Corporate Responsibility Update (June 2014)
- "Conflict Minerals: Why SEC Compliance Should Be the Least of Your Worries,” CSR Wire and Lexology (April 2014)
- “The New SEC Conflict Minerals Rule: Challenges in Compliance,” Wall Street Lawyer (Volume 16, Issue 11, November 2012)
- “The CFPB’s Enhanced Small Business Regulatory Requirements” (co-author), The Review of Banking & Financial Services (Volume 28, Number 10, October 2012)
- “Agency Efforts to Circumvent Rulemaking Requirements Proliferating,” Pepper Hamilton Client Alert (Sept. 24, 2012)
- “Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Regulatory Process: A New Focus on Small Business” (co-author), Non-Prime Times (Volume 2, Number 3, May/June 2012)
- “CFPB Issues Regulatory Agenda: Brace for the New Rules and the SBREFA Process” (co- author), Financial Fraud Law Report (Volume 4, Number 4, April 2012)
- “An Uncomfortable Wake-Up Call for Dodd Frank Regulators,” Futures & Derivatives Law Report (January 2012, Volume 32, Issue 1)
- “New Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Must Contend with Enhanced Regulatory Requirements” (co-author), Delaware Banker (Winter 2012, Volume 8, Number 1)
- “New Disclosure Requirements on Conflict Minerals and More: Coming Very Soon,” Financier Worldwide Magazine (January 2012)
- “The SBREFA Era Has Arrived for Consumer Financial Reg Writing – What the EPA and CFPB Have in Common” (speaker), American Bar Association Business Law Section Consumer Financial Services Committee 2012 Winter Meeting (January 9, 2012)
- “The ‘Speed Bump’ Amendment in Dodd-Frank: What is It and What Does It Do?” (co author), Consumer Finance Law Quarterly Report (Fall and Winter 2011, Volume 65, Numbers 3 and 4)
- Testifying before the House Small Business Committee Hearing “Lifting the Weight of Regulations: Growing Jobs by Reducing Regulatory Burdens” in support of H.R. 527, the Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act of 2011, and H.R. 585, the Small Business Size Standard Flexibility Act of 2011 (June 15, 2011)