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Jane Lewis-Raymond

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Jane Lewis-Raymond is a partner in Parker Poe's Charlotte office, co-leading the firm's Governance, Risk & Compliance group and practicing in its Energy group. With more than 25 years' legal experience, including a decade as general counsel and chief compliance officer of a publicly traded company, Jane has significant depth of knowledge relating to all aspects of corporate law, including enterprise compliance, securities, public company legal and governance issues, as well as board oversight of cybersecurity, crisis and risk management.

Additionally, Jane has significant experience with legal issues in the natural gas industry. She has spent the better part of the last three decades representing natural gas distribution companies at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and before state public utility commissions. She also is deeply familiar with the challenges faced by industry counsel related to every aspect of regulatory oversight, including the complicated regulatory regime under the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) and other federal regulatory matters.      

Prior to joining Parker Poe, she was the senior vice president and chief legal, compliance and external relations officer with Piedmont Natural Gas Company Inc. She was an integral member of a team of senior executives that focused on creating measurable strategic and sustainability directives to build long-term value for shareholders. Before that, she spent more than a decade with the American Gas Association, rising to vice president of regulatory affairs and leading policy development and advocacy before FERC and the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC). As such, she is steeped in energy policy, specifically with regard to natural gas and natural gas distribution companies, as well as transmission pipeline infrastructure.

Outside of the law, she is a passionate advocate for public education issues, a mentor to women leaders, a dedicated hockey mom, an avid cyclist and former competitive triathlete.

*Jane is licensed to practice law in the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia only.

Representative Experience

  • Created and implemented an enterprise-wide compliance program for a mid-cap publicly traded company
  • Built an in-house counsel legal function
  • Advised board of directors and executive team on cybersecurity response, crisis management, governance and risk programs
  • Lead in-house counsel for Piedmont Natural Gas’ $6 billion acquisition by Duke Energy
  • Led counsel team on developing equity investments in the Constitution Pipeline  and Atlantic Coast Pipeline
  • Lead counsel for all aspects of corporate and securities compliance and regulatory legal matters
  • Co-chair of crisis management team 
  • Co-led distribution and transmission PHMSA compliance programs
  • Successfully integrated community, governmental relations and policy into business objectives
  • Lead counsel defending FERC enforcement action
  • Lead counsel on various corporate internal investigations
  • Represented the interests of the natural gas distribution company members of the American Gas Association before FERC
  • Frequent speaker on energy, legal, compliance and leadership topics

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Honors & Awards

  • Former member of the North Carolina Mining and Energy Commission; appointed by Governors Perdue and McCrory
  • Most Influential Women, Mecklenburg Times, 2010
  • Most Influential Women, Diversity Champion Award, 2012
  • Named “Legal Elite,” Business North Carolina
  • Order of the Coif

Memberships

  • AGA Legal Committee, Member 2006-2016, Vice Chair, 2016; Legal Forum Chair, 2006 & 2016
  • Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors, 2014-2016; Energy Summit Chair, 2015
  • BEST NC, Executive Committee, 2014-2016
  • Teach for America, Charlotte Advisory Board, member, 2006- present; Co-Chair –2014-present
  • Keystone Energy Board, Member, 2000-present; Steering Committee Member, 2014- present
  • Energy Bar Association, Member, 1993-present
  • National Association of Corporate Directors, Member, 2013-present
  • Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics, Member, 2006-present
  • Women Executives Charlotte, Member, 2013-present
  • Society for Corporate Governance, Member, 2006-present
  • Association of Corporate Counsel, Charlotte Board of Directors, 2012-2014