John Hodges is an accomplished attorney in the areas of energy, environmental law, product safety, and international trade.
John 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.
John 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); state regulatory proceedings; litigation in federal and state courts; and enforcement, exception, and waiver proceedings, as well as in connection with trade association certification and compliance programs. He has played an important role on behalf of clients in preparing amendments to the Energy Policy and Conservatino Act. He also has dealt with product safety, labeling, and marketing claims before the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the FTC.
John 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.