Jack Lyman focuses his practice on all aspects of environmental regulatory compliance for clients in the energy and transportation industries.

Jack Lyman is a Partner in Marten's Washington, D.C. office. He counsels energy, transportation, and other clients on a wide range of federal and state environmental laws, including Titles II and V of the Clean Air Act, the Renewable Fuel Standard and other fuels programs, the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act, and the Clean Water Act.

Prior to Marten, Jack worked in private practice, and began his career as a trial attorney with the Environmental Enforcement Section of the Department of Justice's Environment and Natural Resources Division. Jack earned his J.D. with high honors at the University of North Carolina School of Law, and earned his B.A. with distinction at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

  • Represent provider of home renovation services in EPA investigation under Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Rule
  • Counsel to technology company developing autonomous, all-electric delivery vehicles in compliance with CAA Title II, CARB Advanced Clean Cars II
  • Counsel to publicly traded company seeking regulatory approvals to restart antimony and gold mining operations at dormant site
  • Counsel to petroleum refinery in compliance with obligations under CAA, CWA, EPCRA, CERCLA, and state fuels and toxics programs
  • Counseled transportation services provider seeking government contracts
  • Represented provider of forest stewardship services in antitrust litigation
  • Counseled whistleblower vehicle engineers in DOJ, EPA investigation of original equipment manufacturer vehicle emissions and fuel economy compliance under CAA Title II
  • Advised consumer products manufacturer with respect to FIFRA device labeling compliance
  • Counseled publicly listed energy and biotech clients on the discussion of environmental risks and disclosures in various SEC filings
  • Counseled local parks and planning agency client in potential NEPA and related litigation for proposed highway expansion
  • Advised publicly traded fuel and convenience retailer negotiating the purchase of a large portfolio of gas stations and convenience stores
  • Counseled chemical manufacturer client around issues relating to circular economy, importation, and new use issues
  • Counseled clients on how to define climate and ESG goals, set strategies, and develop and implement disclosure and reporting policies
  • Advised transportation network company client on emerging federal and state regulatory frameworks regarding autonomous vehicles
  • Counseled small refinery clients on compliance under and litigation related to the Renewable Fuel Standard, as well as on air permitting and compliance matters

  • J.D., with high honors, University of North Carolina School of Law (2014)
  • B.A., with distinction, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2010)
Admissions & Memberships

  • District of Columbia Bar
  • State Bar of North Carolina
  • Washington State Bar 
Recognition & Activities

  • Member, Metropolitan Washington Council of Government’s Air and Climate Public Advisory Committee (ACPAC) (2024-27 term)
  • Member of Environmental Law Institute’s 2022 Emerging Leaders Institute cohort
  • Vice Chair for Programs, ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources Air Quality Committee (2022-23) and Science & Technology Committee (2022-Present)
  • Recipient of Special Commendation for Outstanding Service in the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice
Publications & Presentations

  • Presenter, “Addressing PFAS in Due Diligence and Transactions,” ABA SEER CLE Webinar, November 2023

  • Moderator, “Integrating Electric Vehicles into the Renewable Fuel Standard,” ABA SEER Webinar, February 2023

  • Guest Speaker, “Electric Vehicles and Just Energy Transitions,” Environmental Law Institute (ELI) People Places Planet Podcast, December 2022

  • Panelist, “The Environmental Impact of the Electric Vehicle Revolution—It's Green for Go,” ABA SEER 30th Fall Conference, September 2022

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