Jay Johnson is counsel in the firm’s Environmental Law Practice Group. His practice focuses on the regulatory, environmental, and litigation aspects of infrastructure and natural resource development projects, food and agriculture biotechnology, and federal land policy. Jay serves preeminent clients in agricultural biotechnology, rail and surface transportation, mining, and energy. He frequently works on complex environmental issues, which includes representing clients on projects that attract attention from regulatory agencies and third-party groups, as well as authoring amicus briefs in cases significant to his clients’ interests.
Jay also has significant experience in federal trial and appellate courts, and before federal agencies such as the United States Department of Agriculture, the United States Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration, the Surface Transportation Board, the Environmental Protection Agency, the United States Army Corps of Engineers and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.
Jay’s experience covers a wide range of environmental laws, including the National Environmental Policy Act, the Clean Water Act and the National Historic Preservation Act, in addition to a variety of substantive federal statutes. He has a proven track record of effectively helping clients navigate opposition to major projects that involves these laws.