Mr Jason Hutt > Bracewell LLP > Washington DC, United States > Lawyer Profile

Bracewell LLP
2001 M STREET, NW, SUITE 900
United States

Work Department

Environmental Strategies


Jason Hutt, chair of the firm’s environmental department, advises and defends clients with a deep appreciation of the high-profile and complex environmental and energy issues of our day. His advice and advocacy are informed by a technical understanding for how energy and key industrial sectors operate as well as an acumen for the challenges Bracewell’s clients must navigate to achieve their business objectives. Jason is a key member of Bracewell’s incident response and internal investigation teams for matters subject to the jurisdictional reaches of these agencies. Jason’s experience and perspective inform his advice to project developers, debtors, investor groups and financial institutions focused on the business implications of various policy initiatives as well as the environmental risks and liabilities associated with transactions. His thoughts on legal and policy matters are regularly reflected in the mainstream media and trade publications covering energy and environmental issues.




J.D., magna cum laude, Vermont Law School, 1998; B.A., Colgate University, 1995

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Industry focus > Environment: transactional

With environmental practitioners in Washington DC and Texas, Bracewell LLP provides advice across the United States to a plethora of clients, including companies active in key sectors such as chemicals, renewables, mining, technology and construction. The team stands out for its strength in renewable energy and energy transition issues, advising multiple developers and infrastructure funds on commercial-scale projects, joint ventures, strategic partnerships and investments. Recent mandates have also seen the group support EHS-related due diligence on major business transactions involving complex environmental issues, and assists clients in ESG disclosure requirements and transparency. Jason Hutt  in Washington DC is a key name for environmental issues associated with project development and infrastructure permitting. He jointly heads up the environment, lands and resources team with Austin-based Timothy Wilkins, whose areas of activity include ESG issues, climate change and assistance with the environmental aspects of major transactions. Kevin Ewing  in DC is recommended for environmental and climate change disclosures under the SEC laws.

United States > Industry focus > Environment: litigation

With extensive experience in environmental litigation before state and federal courts across the US, Bracewell LLP is skilled at handling bet-the-company civil, administrative and criminal proceedings on behalf of clients from a range of industries, with a particular focus on the energy sector. The firm excels in assembling cross-office teams to handle major environmental cases involving air, water, waste, climate change and infrastructure development, and negotiating the resolution of enforcement cases opposite EPA and the Department of Justice. The department is jointly led by Jason Hutt  in Washington DC, whose experience covers major industrial accidents, multi-party and multi-media environmental cases and enforcement actions, and Austin-based Kevin Collins , who is counsel of choice for leading energy and petrochemical clients. Also in DC, Kevin Ewing  is another key contact for energy companies, while Jeffrey Holmstead  is singled out for his expertise in air and climate change matters. Ann Navaro  is a solid litigator who is regularly engaged in permitting and enforcement-related cases.

United States > Industry focus > Environment: regulatory

Bringing together strong capabilities in legal and policy matters with knowledge in media relations and lobbying, Bracewell LLP is well positioned to provide the full-range of environmental regulatory advice across the country.  Showcasing extensive experience in issues ranging from air quality and climate change to water quality, waste, endangered species, and wetlands, the department is seen regularly acting for clients from the oil and gas, power, chemicals, mining, technology and manufacturing industries in relation to enforcement defense, major accident response, and legislative matters. Typical mandates also include regulatory advocacy related to infrastructure permitting for oil and natural gas pipelines across the US and Superfund matters. The ‘go-to practice for environmental matters‘ is jointly led by Jason Hutt , who has a wealth of experience in administrative enforcement actions, major industrial incidents and infrastructure permitting, and Clean Air Act and climate change specialist Jeffrey Holmstead . Both sit in the Washington DC office, where Kevin Ewing  stands out for his involvement in permitting-related mandates and climate change issues. Permitting, compliance and enforcement matters in association with onshore and offshore wastewater discharges are key areas of expertise for Sara Burgin  in Austin. Kevin Collins , who is also based in Austin, is counsel of choice for several energy and petrochemical clients in relation to investigations of environmental and process safety incidents. Also in Austin, Timothy Wilkins is seasoned in ESG issues, energy transition and environmental permitting.