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Jane Lewis-Raymond

Charlotte | 704.335.9882
Fax | 704.334.4706

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.

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.
  • Served as 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.
  • Served as lead counsel for all aspects of corporate and securities compliance and regulatory legal matters.
  • Served as co-chair of crisis management team.
  • Co-led distribution and transmission PHMSA compliance programs.
  • Successfully integrated community, governmental relations, and policy into business objectives.
  • Served as lead counsel defending FERC enforcement action.
  • Served as 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

  • Burton Award for Distinguished Legal Writing, 2019
  • Former member of the North Carolina Mining and Energy Commission; appointed by Governors Perdue and McCrory
  • Most Influential Women, Diversity Champion Award, 2012
  • Most Influential Women, The Mecklenburg Times, 2010
  • Named “Legal Elite,” Business North Carolina
  • Order of the Coif


  • Southwest Gas Holdings, Board of Directors, 2019-present
  • AGA Legal Committee, Member, 2006-2016, Vice Chair, 2016; Legal Forum Chair, 2006 & 2016
  • Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors, 2014-2016, 2018; Energy Summit Chair, 2015
  • Teach for America, Charlotte Advisory Board, 2006-present, Co-Chair, 2014-present
  • MeckEd, Board of Directors, 2018
  • BEST NC, Executive Committee, 2014-2016
  • Keystone Energy Board, Member, 2000-present; Steering Committee Member, 2014- present
  • Energy Bar Association, 1993-present
  • National Association of Corporate Directors, 2013-present
  • Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics, 2006-present
  • Women Executives Charlotte, 2013-present
  • Society for Corporate Governance, 2006-present
  • Association of Corporate Counsel, Charlotte Board of Directors, 2012-2014