Jane Luxton

Jane Luxton

Managing Partner - Washington, D.C., Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP

Jane Luxton is the Managing Partner of Lewis Brisbois’ Washington, D.C. office, co-chair of the Government Investigations & White Collar Defense Practice, co-chair of the Government Relations Group Leadership, co-chair of the Environmental and Administrative Law Practice, and vice-chair of the Consumer Financial Services Practice. Jane has extensive experience in environmental as well as other federal regulatory, policy, and litigation matters. She advises businesses, associations, and coalitions in navigating all levels of the federal regulatory process, including appellate advocacy.

Recent matters include:

  • Advising a major national company on advocacy efforts before the U.S. Department of Energy
  • Representing a multinational company in environmental litigation relating to the largest Superfund site in U.S. history
  • Leading and arguing an appellate challenge in the D.C. Circuit on administrative law grounds on behalf of companies and associations opposing a Securities and Exchange Commission final rule
  • Advising national trade associations in two major rulemaking proceedings before the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and representing a consumer financial services provider in a CFPB enforcement proceeding
  • Representing a national trade association in federal environmental regulatory matters concerning chemically treated products and recycled materials
  • Serving as “first chair” in a two-day arbitration trial before a federal Board of Appeals

Jane’s knowledge of environmental and administrative law gained key insights from her experience serving in several prominent positions in the U.S. government. From 2007-2009, she served as general counsel of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, advising the Undersecretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere on legal and policy issues related to natural resource damages, coastal zone and fisheries management, endangered species and marine mammal protection, and weather and climate change science. In this role, in which she held a top secret/SCI security clearance, Jane was appointed by the President to head the U.S. delegation to the 2008 Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission. She also received the U.S. Department of Commerce Gold Medal Award in 2008 and 2009.

Jane’s experience includes “first chair” prosecution of antitrust and other criminal cases at the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Attorneys office, Eastern District of Virginia. In private practice, Jane has represented clients in grand jury and other government investigations.


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