Jane E. Montgomery
Jane E. Montgomery concentrates her practice in a variety of matters at the local, state and federal levels.
Ms. Montgomery regularly:
- Counsels many companies with day-to-day compliance issues, including air permitting, NSPS, MACT, and solid and hazardous waste issues. In her work, she often encounters difficult elemental mercury, manufactured gas plant, and PCB issues, and she recently has focused on Reform New Source Review (NSR) compliance for utilities.
- Counsels clients with respect to climate change issues. Such work has included work on carbon sequestration issues, greenhouse gas inventory issues, and offset projects.
- Advises clients concerning audit programs and other environmental management mechanisms.
- Represents clients in a variety of civil and criminal enforcement actions, including responses to notices of violation or lawsuits, and in pre-enforcement efforts, such as agency requests for information.
- Represents clients in other Superfund actions, generally at the cost recovery or allocation phases.
- Counsels clients on "brownfield" redevelopment issues.
- Successfully represents clients in water matters, including modification of Army Corps of Engineers permits.
- Works on numerous business transactions where environmental issues relating to the transfer of property, the sale of assets, or the sale of a business have impacted the resolution of the transaction.
Experience as common counsel in Superfund matters has figured prominently in her practice. Ms. Montgomery has represented groups of parties alleged to be responsible for environmental remediation in different situations. For example:
- In Toledo, Ohio, Ms. Montgomery represented an individual client and, later, a group of parties at the Stickney and Tyler landfill sites. Ms. Montgomery represented the common interests of multiple parties in dealing with federal and state regulators and pressed those interests to successful resolution of complex issues.
- In another joint defense representation, Ms. Montgomery was part of a team defending a similarly situated industry group in a cost recovery action filed in federal court. The matter involved resolution of difficult factual allocation issues.
Ms. Montgomery was selected judge for DaimlerChrysler's Environmental Leadership Award Competition in 2002.
Brownfields: A Comprehensive Guide to Redeveloping Contaminated Property, Chapter 40 — Illinois law, American Bar Association (2nd and 3rd eds.) (2002, 2010)
"Riddle Me This?" Natural Resources & Environment, Vol. 20, No. 2, American Bar Association (Fall 2005)
Awards and Honors
Leading Lawyer — Environmental Law, Illinois Leading Lawyers Network
"Top 50" Women Real Estate–Related
AV Rated — Martindale-Hubbell
Northwestern University School of Law(J.D., 1990)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign(B.S., Secondary Education, with honors, 1980)
American Bar Association