Jane Accomando represents nuclear electric utilities in civil litigation matters, and government and internal investigations. She has both a B.S. and M.S. in nuclear engineering and brings her in-depth technical knowledge to bear in representing nuclear industry clients.
Jane has acted as lead investigator in several confidential internal investigations into allegations of wrongdoing related to nuclear safety, including investigations into allegations referred to licensees by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission. She has also acted as lead counsel in representing nuclear industry clients in investigations conducted by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission Office of Investigations. Jane has defended clients in connection with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) investigations into alleged employee retaliation, and has represented clients before the US Department of Labor in whistleblower proceedings.
Much of Jane’s practice relates to multimillion dollar claims against the federal government regarding the government’s obligation to accept and dispose of spent nuclear fuel. She has represented clients in both litigation and settlement, and has advised clients in connection with the preparation of more than 40 spent fuel claims. Jane has deposed government spent fuel damages expert witnesses, and has defended company witnesses during depositions taken by attorneys from the US Department of Justice.
Yale Law School, 2008, J.D.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005, M.S.
Missouri University of Science and Technology, 2003, B.S.
District of Columbia
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
Clerkship to Judge Duane Benton of the US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit (Fall 2008 - Summer 2009)
Awards and Affiliations
Recommended, Industry focus: Energy regulation: conventional power, The Legal 500 US (2019)
Member, Law Firm of the Year, Energy/Projects: Power (including Renewables), Chambers USA (2018)
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Energy, Law360 (2016)
Member, Energy Law Firm of the Year, US News & World Report/Best Lawyers (2015)
Former Co-chair, Nuclear Law Committee, American Bar Association
Member, Women in Nuclear
Former Development Editor, Yale Journal of Law and Technology
Recipient, Missouri University of Science and Technology Distinguished Young Alumni Award