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Jane C. Luxton

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Administrative LawBanking & FinanceEnvironment, Energy & Natural ResourcesGovernment & Public Affairs
Areas of Emphasis
Administrative LawAntitrust and Trade RegulationConflict Minerals Compliance & Brand ProtectionConsumer Financial Services Regulatory & ComplianceCorporate GovernanceCuba PracticeSolid & Hazardous Waste Management
Industries
Automotive & ManufacturingMining
Education
J.D., Cornell Law School, Ithaca, New York
A.B., with Honors, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
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District of Columbia
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U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
U.S. District Ct., District of Columbia
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Jane C. Luxton

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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 member of the council of the ABA Administrative Law Section; she serves 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, "Administrative Law Boot Camp for Financial Services Lawyers," ABA Business Law Section Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL (September 2017)
  • Presenter, "The Trump Administration's First 100 Days: In-House Guide to Key Policy and Regulatory Developments," Clark Hill Webinar, (April 2017)
  • Presenter, "Regulation Here, There and Everywhere," National Association of Manufacturers' Annual Public Affairs Conference, Las Vegas, NV (March 2017)
  • Presenter, “How Changes in Washington Will Affect Regulatory Outcomes,” Community Financial Services Association of America (CFSA) 2017 Annual Conference & Expo, Palm Springs, CA (March 2017)
  • Presenter, “Consumer Regulation Regime for 2017,” Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Governmental Affairs Conference, Washington, DC (February 2017)
  • 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, DC (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)
Newsletter Alerts
Long-Awaited Commerce Department Regulatory Reform Report Spotlights Priority TargetsNo Real Surprises in CFPB's Final Rule for the Small Dollar Loan IndustryOCC Rescinds Guidance on Small-Dollar Loans: What Do Banks Do Now?Administration Invites Additional Public Comment on "Waters of the United States" Rulemaking If the CFPB is Remiss, the Court Must Dismiss: CFPB Must Provide Facts to Support Its Claims New Executive Order on Infrastructure Ups the Ante on Streamlining the Environmental Review and Permitting ProcessU.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Environmental Protection Agency Proposal to Rescind "Waters of the United States" Regulatory DefinitionU.S. Army Corps of Engineers Solicits Comments under E.O. 13777 "Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda" The CFPB's Final Arbitration Rule: Second Verse, Same as the First Interior Department Announces Regulatory Reform Comment OpportunityTreasury Department Issues Long Awaited Report on Regulatory Reform for the Financial Services Industry CFPB Announces Changes to its Debt Collection Rulemaking: An Advocacy Win for the Industry The Next CFPB Regulatory Challenge: Small Business LendingThe Honest Act Inches Forward Amid ControversyBipartisan Senate Regulatory Accountability Act Adds Another Important Element to Reform EffortsEPA Doubles Down on Regulatory Reform Outreach, But is More Necessarily Better?EPA Seeks Input on Regulations to be Repealed, Replaced, or Modified CFPB Ordered by a New York Federal Court to "Show Me the Money" Regulatory Reform: A Closer Look at Opportunities and ChallengesPresident Trump Orders Revisit of "Waters of the United States" RuleRegulatory Restructuring Initiatives Keep ComingNext Steps on the Executive Order on Reducing Regulation: OMB's Guidance Provides Some ClarityNew Administration Orders Federal Agency Action to Reduce Regulatory Burden on ManufacturingTrump Administration Memorandum Imposes Regulatory Freeze Pending ReviewDC Circuit Issues Landmark Decision Holding the CFPB's Structure Unconstitutional: What Happens Next?Federal Small Business Authority Sharply Questions CFPB'S Proposed Payday RuleMammoth CFPB Payday Rule Would Dramatically Change the Lending MarketplaceCFPB Moves Ahead to Block Arbitration Clauses, Discounting SBREFA CommentsConflict Minerals and Supply Chain Accountability (Video)Supply Chain Accountability - The News Just Keeps ComingThe CFPB Moves Toward Effective Ban of Arbitration Clauses in Consumer Financial Services ContractsFederal Acquisition Regulation Strengthens Anti-Human Trafficking Regulations: Federal Contractors and Subcontractors Take NoteWhat is SBREFA and Why Should You Get Ready for it Now?Supreme Court Widens Federal Agency Latitude on Guidance DocumentsSupreme Court Decision Serves as Reminder of Sarbanes-Oxley Disclosure RequirementsDOJ Hits French Energy Giant with Massive FCPA FinesPost-Election Analysis: Environment and EnergyConcerns Raised over PHMSA Proposed Crude-by-Rail RuleDC Circuit's En Banc Meat Packers Ruling Strengthens the SEC's Hand on Conflict Minerals Disclosure Requirements
News
Clark Hill Attorney Jane C. Luxton to Present at ABA Business Law Section Annual Meeting on September 14, 2017 in Chicago, ILClark Hill PLC attorneys, Joann Needleman, Jane Luxton, & Tommy Brooks to present The New Regulatory Challenges Facing Small Business Lending: Navigating the New Frontier hosted by The Alternative Finance Bar AssociationSeventy-Four Clark Hill Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in the 2018 Edition of Best Lawyers in AmericaClark Hill Attorneys Named 2017 “Leaders in their Field” by Chambers USAClark Hill Attorneys Named to Washington DC Super Lawyers & Rising Stars 2017 ListClark Hill’s Ellen E. Hoeppner, Tom L. Kelly, Jane C. Luxton, and Linda M. Watson to Present “The Trump Administration's First 100 Days: In-House Guide to Key Policy and Regulatory Developments” WebinarClark Hill's Jane Luxton to Speak at NAM Annual Public Affairs Conference Clark Hill Attorney Jane Luxton to Present at Community Financial Services Association of America ConferenceClark Hill Attorneys Joann Needleman and Jane Luxton To Speak at Credit Union National Association Governmental Affairs ConferenceClark Hill Attorneys Jane C. Luxton and Linda M. Watson to Present In-House Counsel Webinar “The Antitrust Refresher You Really Might Need” on February 21, 2017Clark Hill Attorney Jane C. Luxton Recognized by Best Lawyers 2016 Women in the LawSixty-Four Clark Hill Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in the 2017 Edition of Best Lawyers in AmericaClark Hill Attorney Jane C. Luxton to Present at U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy Anniversary Symposium on Wednesday June 22, 2016 in Washington, DCClark Hill Attorneys Named 2016 “Leaders in their Field” by Chambers USAClark Hill Attorneys Named 2016 Washington DC Super LawyersClark Hill Attorney Jane C. Luxton Quoted in Notice & Comment Blog From Yale Journal on Regulation and the ABA Section of Administrative Law & Regulatory PracticeClark Hill Attorney Jane C. Luxton Published in Risk & Compliance MagazineSixty-Six Clark Hill Attorneys Selected for the 2015 Super Lawyers Business EditionClark Hill Attorney Jane C. Luxton to Present at Fall Administrative Law Conference “Think Small: Writing Rules with Small Businesses in Mind” October 30, 2015Sixty-Two Clark Hill Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in the 2016 Edition of Best Lawyers in AmericaChambers USA Names Clark Hill Attorneys “Leaders in their Field” for 2015Clark Hill Attorneys Named 2015 Washington DC Super LawyersFifty-Nine Clark Hill Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in the 2015 Edition of Best Lawyers in America Clark Hill Attorney Jane C. Luxton to Present at AIAG Conflict Minerals Industry Briefing in Southfield, Michigan August 14, 2014Clark Hill Attorney Jane C. Luxton to Present at Thompson Reuters Supply Chain Sustainability Summit in NYC October 15, 2014Chambers USA Names Thirteen Clark Hill Attorneys “Leaders in their Field” for 2014Six Clark Hill Attorneys Named to Washington D.C. Super Lawyers 2014 ListFormer National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration General Counsel Jane C. Luxton Joins Clark Hill PLC’s Washington D.C. Office
Articles
"If The CFPB Is Remiss, The Court Must Dismiss" by Thomas Brooks, Jane Luxton, and Joann Needleman for Law 360, September 5, 2017 (Also featured in JDSupra August 30, 2017)Jane Luxton and Joann Needleman Quoted in National Mortgage News "Cheat Sheet: What Happens if CFPB's Cordray Leaves Early," August 8, 2017Attorney Jane C. Luxton Quoted in "The Deep Industry Ties of Trump's Deregulation Teams", The New York Times, July 11, 2017Joann Needleman and Jane Luxton quoted in "How Debt Collection Industry Scored Rare 'Victory'", By SubPrime Auto Finance News, June 14, 2017"Regulatory Reform: A Closer Look at Opportunities and Challenges" by Karen Bennett, Jane Luxton, Kenneth von Schaumburg, and William Walsh for JD Supra, April 10, 2017Jane Luxton and Joann Needleman Quoted in BNA Snapshot article "House GOP Report Says CFPB May Have Violated Law" by Jeff Bater, January 19, 2017"Federal Small Business Authority Sharply Questions CFPB'S Proposed Payday Rule", JD Supra Business Advisor, October 2016Attorneys Thomas A. Brooks and Jane C. Luxton Quoted in "Under the Spotlight: Payday Ruling Could Foreshadow Marketplace Lending Regulations", Structured Credit Investor, June 2016"Top Supply Chain Accountability Risk Trends for 2016", Financier Worldwide, April 2016Attorney Jane C. Luxton 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"What is SBREFA and Why Should You Get Ready for it Now?", InsideARM, June 2015"Conflict Minerals Disclosure Requirements", Risk & Compliance Magazine, Oct. - Dec. , 2014"Conflict Minerals: First-Year Reporting Results and Lessons Learned", ABA In-House Counsel Committee Newsletter, August 2014"DC Circuit's En Banc Meat Packers Ruling Strengthens the SEC's Hand on Conflict Minerals Disclosure Requirements", Clark Hill Update, July 2014"Conflict Minerals: Why SEC Compliance Should Be the Least of Your Worries," CSR Wire, April 2014"Conflict Minerals and Associated Risks: The Deadline is Near," Clark Hill Update, February 2014
Presentations
WEBINAR: The Trump Administration’s First 100 Days: In-House Guide to Key Policy & Regulatory DevelopmentsWEBINAR: The Antitrust Refresher You Really Might NeedWEBINAR: New Compensatory Mitigation Policies; Opportunities for Strategic, Market-Based Eco-Asset ProjectsWEBINAR: Lead in Drinking WaterAlternative Lending: Regulatory Challenges Front and CenterNew Year – New CFPB TargetsWhat You Need to Know About the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and Why You Should CareIs the CFPB Targeting You?Conflict Minerals and Supply Chain Accountability (video)
Videos
"Leveraging Natural Capital to Manage Risks and Create Opportunities for U.S. Sites" Webinar
News
Clark Hill Attorney Jane C. Luxton to Present at ABA Business Law Section Annual Meeting on September 14, 2017 in Chicago, ILClark Hill PLC attorneys, Joann Needleman, Jane Luxton, & Tommy Brooks to present The New Regulatory Challenges Facing Small Business Lending: Navigating the New Frontier hosted by The Alternative Finance Bar AssociationSeventy-Four Clark Hill Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in the 2018 Edition of Best Lawyers in AmericaSee More
Newsletter Alerts
Long-Awaited Commerce Department Regulatory Reform Report Spotlights Priority TargetsOCC Rescinds Guidance on Small-Dollar Loans: What Do Banks Do Now?No Real Surprises in CFPB's Final Rule for the Small Dollar Loan IndustrySee More
Presentations
WEBINAR: The Trump Administration’s First 100 Days: In-House Guide to Key Policy & Regulatory DevelopmentsWEBINAR: The Antitrust Refresher You Really Might NeedWEBINAR: New Compensatory Mitigation Policies; Opportunities for Strategic, Market-Based Eco-Asset ProjectsSee More
Trendpoints
Articles
"If The CFPB Is Remiss, The Court Must Dismiss" by Thomas Brooks, Jane Luxton, and Joann Needleman for Law 360, September 5, 2017 (Also featured in JDSupra August 30, 2017)Jane Luxton and Joann Needleman Quoted in National Mortgage News "Cheat Sheet: What Happens if CFPB's Cordray Leaves Early," August 8, 2017Attorney Jane C. Luxton Quoted in "The Deep Industry Ties of Trump's Deregulation Teams", The New York Times, July 11, 2017See More
Videos
"Leveraging Natural Capital to Manage Risks and Create Opportunities for U.S. Sites" Webinar