Jane Lewis-Raymond co-leads the firm's Governance, Risk & Compliance Group and practices 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 a former competitive triathlete.