John A. Hodges

John A. Hodges is an accomplished attorney in the areas of energy, environmental law, product safety, and international trade. He regularly counsels clients on energy efficiency, environment, product safety, products liability, standards, international trade, advertising, and corporate issues. He represents a broad range of consumer and industrial products manufacturers and service providers in federal and state regulatory, litigation, and legislative proceedings. He has extensive experience in representing the interests of trade associations.

Mr. Hodges has litigated on a broad variety of complex issues, including energy efficiency, environment, preemption, and liability of foreign states and their instrumentalities under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA).

He has extensive experience concerning energy efficiency of appliances and other products, including standards; testing and labeling; legislation; rulemaking before the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), ENERGY STAR, and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC); litigation in federal and state courts; and enforcement, exception, and waiver proceedings. He also has dealt with product safety, labeling, and marketing claims before the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the FTC.

Mr. Hodges represents clients before numerous governmental agencies, including the DOE, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) (including ENERGY STAR), the U.S. Departments of Commerce (DOC), Agriculture (USDA), Homeland Security (DHS), Interior (DOI), Labor (DOL), Justice (DOJ), State (DOS), and Transportation (DOT), the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC), the International Trade Administration (ITA), U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), as well as before the National Advertising Division (NAD). He also represents trade associations on corporate governance, antitrust compliance, government affairs, and litigation.

He received his law degree from Columbia Law School, with honors, where he served as Managing Editor of the Columbia Journal of Law and Social Problems. Following law school, he clerked for the Honorable Edwin D. Steel Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

Mr. Hodges has been recognized with an AV Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell's highest ranking by peers for general ethical standards and legal ability.

Good to know

Job Types Counsel
Areas of Practice 1) ENERGY, 2) CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY, 3) INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND INVESTMENT and 4) SUPREME COURT & APPELLATE LITIGATION
Law School Columbia Law School(LL.B.,1999)
Education Harvard College (A.B.,1962)
Bar Member / Association District of Columbia State Bar Associations
Most recent firm Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP
LinkedIn Profile https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnahodges1
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