Spencer Fane is pleased to announce Jane Fedder has joined the firm’s St. Louis office in the Environmental and Energy Practice Group.
Fedder’s practice includes a focus on litigating and resolving complex environmental legal disputes on behalf of clients throughout the country. She assists clients facing environmental challenges and enforcement matters under federal and state environmental laws. She has both pursued and defended against private party cost recovery, contribution, nuisance, medical monitoring, property damage, and citizen suit litigation. Her experience also includes matters involving emerging contaminants such as PFAs and PFOs, fracking, climate change, cannabis, biotech, and more — providing full-service legal support on unique environmental matters.
“Spencer Fane has built a track record of strong legal work related to contentious and detail-oriented environmental matters,” said Amy Mistler, office managing partner for Spencer Fane in St. Louis. “Jane will be a valuable addition to our office and an asset in addressing environmental litigation for our clients not only in St. Louis but across the entire Spencer Fane footprint. This was a tremendous opportunity to grow a strength of our firm in a manner that aligns with client needs.”
Notably, Fedder’s legal work includes significant judicial decisions under the federal Superfund law addressing rights for nonsettling parties to intervene and challenge settlements between the EPA and other private parties, a corporate officer’s freedom from personal liability, and the rejection of liability for sellers of reusable electrical transformers insulated with PCB-containing fluid. She has also recovered attorney fees for clients where they were wrongfully sued or were denied a defense by their insurance carriers.
Fedder has been involved with the American Bar Association’s Environmental Litigation Committee, Environmental Law Institute and The Woman Advocate Committee for Litigation. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Missouri-St. Louis before earning her Juris Doctor degree from the Washington University School of Law in St. Louis.