Administrative Law

Clark Hill's administrative law attorneys have extensive experience representing clients before numerous federal and state agencies, administrative and appellate courts, and legislative bodies. 

Our regulatory attorneys offer seasoned, effective assistance to clients facing or seeking to improve or challenge government-mandated action. Benefitting from a deep bench of attorneys with long regulatory track records, both in and out of government, we are well-positioned to handle all types of administrative/governmental law matters.

Our attorneys have demonstrated proficiency in the following administrative/governmental law areas:

  • Environmental
  • Energy
  • Financial institutions
  • Government contracting
  • Healthcare
  • International trade
  • Securities
  • Tax

We are experienced in notice-and-comment rulemaking, rate cases, procurement and bid protests, contract claims, financial assistance (grants, loans, and cooperative agreements), audit and dispute proceedings, specialized proceedings such as the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act, the Freedom of Information Act, Sunshine laws, and all forms of advocacy in the administrative/policy arena.

Our attorneys have served as senior government officials, general counsel and/or senior trial level counsel in federal and state agencies. We bring a sophisticated understanding of the regulator's perspective, as well as credibility, judgment, and nuanced problem-solving approaches to advocacy efforts on behalf of firm clients. Our members have longstanding experience in major administrative law rulemakings and associated legal challenges, and many are listed as leading attorneys in the field by the ranking organizations Chambers and Partners, Best Lawyers, and SuperLawyers.

Newsletter Alerts
Title IX Final Rule Goes Live on August 14, 2020: Judge Denies Motion for Preliminary Injunction OCC Issues Final “Valid-When-Made” Rule: Does it End the Madness of Madden v. Midland Funding?New Momentum for Federal Infrastructure Initiatives and Regulatory ReformNew Executive Order on Infrastructure Ups the Ante on Streamlining the Environmental Review and Permitting ProcessBipartisan Senate Regulatory Accountability Act Adds Another Important Element to Reform EffortsEPA Doubles Down on Regulatory Reform Outreach, But is More Necessarily Better?Regulatory Reform: A Closer Look at Opportunities and ChallengesPresident Trump Orders Revisit of "Waters of the United States" RuleRegulatory Restructuring Initiatives Keep ComingExtraordinary Opportunity for Bankers to Impact Federal Policy and Regulations Next 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 ReviewIllinois Passes Sweeping Energy LegislationU.S. EPA Issues Final Rule on Hazardous Waste Import & Export - Effective December 31, 2016DC Circuit Issues Landmark Decision Holding the CFPB's Structure Unconstitutional: What Happens Next?U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes New Mitigation PolicyNext Steps on New EPA Toxics Rule Implementation Reinforce the Need to EngageSupreme Court Issues Stay of Clean Power Plan - What Now?Conflict Minerals and Supply Chain Accountability (Video)Changing The EPA's Opaque Scientific MethodsSupply Chain Accountability - The News Just Keeps ComingVolkswagen Scandal Prompts EPA to Target Auto Industry
News
Clark Hill Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in the 2021 Edition of Best Lawyers in AmericaClark Hill Attorneys Named 2018 “Leaders in their Field” by Chambers USAClark Hill attorney, David G. Ries, to present annual Information Security Law Update at Pittsburgh Chapter of Information Systems Security Association on March 6, 2018Clark Hill Attorneys Joann Needleman, Jane C. Luxton and Thomas A. Brooks Published in DRI’s For The Defense, “If the CFPB Is Remiss, the Court Must Dismiss” February 2018Clark Hill Member Joann Needleman Quoted in Philadelphia Business Journal, “Why court ruling in PHH case not a clear win for CFPB advocates” February 1, 2018Clark Hill Attorney Joseph R. Brendel to Present on Vapor Intrusion Issues at the 2017 National Brownfields Training Conference – December 7, 2017Confirmed - Clark Hill Attorney Eric M. Hocky speaking at General Counsel Symposium of the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association on November 17, 2017Clark Hill PLC Receives National and Regional Tier 1 Rankings in the 2018 Edition of Best Lawyers, “Best Law Firms”Seventeen Clark Hill Attorneys Named to the 2017 Illinois Super Lawyers & Rising Stars List Clark Hill PLC Receives National Rankings in the 2017 Edition of U.S. News-Best Lawyers, “Best Law Firms”Clark Hill Attorney Mark Steger Co-Authored the “Environmental Law Issues in Eminent Domain Litigation” Chapter In Illinois Eminent Domain Practice – 2016 Edition Clark Hill Attorney Michael J. Pattwell and State Senator Tom Casperson to Present at State Bar of Michigan’s Environmental Law Section Annual Meeting on September 22, 2016 Sixty Clark Hill Attorneys Named 2016 Michigan Super Lawyers & Rising StarsKen von Schaumburg Named National Law Journal Energy & Environmental Trailblazer Sixty-Four Clark Hill Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in the 2017 Edition of Best Lawyers in AmericaClark Hill Lands Two Additional Nationally Prominent Environmental AttorneysClark Hill Attorneys Named 2016 “Leaders in their Field” by Chambers USATwenty-Six Clark Hill Attorneys Named to Pennsylvania Super Lawyers & Rising Stars 2016 ListClark Hill Adds Top-Tier Chicago Energy Group, Expanding Clark Hill's National Energy Presence Clark Hill Attorney Martin T. Jones to Speak at the Arizona Association of School Business Officials Spring Power-up Conference Sixty-Six Clark Hill Attorneys Selected for the 2015 Super Lawyers Business EditionClark Hill Named to The Environmental Law360 100Clark Hill Attorney David Ries to Speak on Emerging Standards for Technological Competence in eDiscoveryClark Hill Attorney Joseph Brendel to Participate in Mackrell International Webinar "Updates on Current Environmental Issues: Self-Disclosure, Energy Reforms in Mexico, and Traps" – October 29, 2015
Articles
"White House Regulation Push Is Just Getting Started" by Jane Luxton, Karen Bennett, Kenneth von Schaumburg and William Walsh for Law 360, January 11, 2018"To serve your community or sit in jail: Is there any reward to this banking risk?" Financier Worldwide, March 2018. Jane C. Luxton Quoted in Financier Worldwide, "Tackling modern-day slavery within global supply chains" December 2017"Honestly, What Is The Best Science?", Law360 - April 25, 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, 2017What Product Manufacturers Need to Know About TSCA Reform, by William Walsh"CWA Citizen Suits Seek to Erode the Permit Shield," by Karen Bennett for the National Association of Clean Water Agencies "Top Supply Chain Accountability Risk Trends for 2016", Financier Worldwide, April 2016Robert Strong Quoted on Michigan Radio: Michiganders Could Get A Break on Energy Bills Under Transmission Rates Ruling, January 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"9th Circuit Opinion May Create Hurdles For De Minimis CERCLA Settlements" in Westlaw Journal"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 2014Finalized Injection Rules End Ohio Impass40 Years of Clean Water Act Muddy Aspects Remain
Presentations
WEBINAR: New Compensatory Mitigation Policies; Opportunities for Strategic, Market-Based Eco-Asset ProjectsWEBINAR: Lead in Drinking Water