Jane K.Murphy


Chicago + 1.312.269.4239

Jane Murphy has helped clients achieve practical, cost-effective solutions to manage environmental liabilities for more than 27 years. Her practice focuses on counseling and transactional matters. She represents clients in a variety of manufacturing, energy, retail, and real estate industries.

In counseling matters, she has represented clients conducting remediation under environmental statutes, including CERCLA and RCRA. In addition, she has assisted with the development of environmental compliance and management programs, including a program for the removal of underground storage tanks for a client with more than 1,000 locations.

In transactions, she has experience in analyzing risks associated with environmental liabilities in various types of corporate and real estate transactions, including merger and acquisition, lending, and restructuring transactions. She has represented clients in administrative and litigation proceedings before the United States Environmental Protection Agency, numerous state agencies, and state and federal courts.

She is a member of the ABA, the Illinois State Bar Association, and The Chicago Bar Association.


  • The Duchossois Group sells The Chamberlain Group LLC to BlackstoneJones Day advised The Duchossois Group, Inc. in the sale of The Chamberlain Group LLC, a global leader in smart access solutions, to private equity funds managed by Blackstone.
  • AbbVie acquires Mitokinin, Inc.Jones Day advised AbbVie Inc. in its exclusive right to acquire Mitokinin, Inc., a biotechnology company developing PINK1-targeted therapeutics for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, following completion of IND enabling studies on Mitokinin's lead PINK1 compound.
  • Navistar International acquires new property in San Antonio, Texas to house support functionsJones Day advised Navistar International Corporation in its acquisition of a new property in San Antonio, which includes existing buildings that will house support functions for its under-construction plant in the area.
  • Transtar Holding Company sold to Blue Point Capital PartnersJones Day advised Transtar Holding Company, a portfolio of industry-leading automotive aftermarket and original equipment businesses with a focus on high-quality products and unmatched customer service, in the sale of majority ownership to Blue Point Capital Partners.
  • Navistar to sell Melrose Park, Illinois, campus to developerJones Day is advising Navistar International Corporation in the sale of its Melrose Park, Illinois, facility to a developer who has an actionable plan to redevelop the parcel into a state-of-the-art industrial business park.
  • Furukawa Electric and Superior Essex global joint venture finalizedJones Day advised Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. in its finalization of a global joint venture with Superior Essex Inc.
  • Havertys completes sale-leaseback of three properties in Texas, Florida, and VirginiaJones Day advised Havertys in its sale-leaseback of three properties in Texas, Florida, and Virginia for a total of $70 million.
  • Republic Services obtains advice with respect to landfill disputesJones Day represented Republic Services, Inc. before state and federal agencies in negotiating unique, cost-effective resolutions to disputes regarding management of hazardous materials, including PCBs and hazardous waste.
  • AbbVie acquires MavupharmaJones Day advised AbbVie Inc. in its acquisition of Seattle-based Mavupharma, a privately held biopharmaceutical company focused on novel approaches to target the STING (STimulator of INterferon Genes) pathway for the treatment of cancer.
  • National bank amends and restates $425 million revolving credit facility for private railroad and transportation management companiesJones Day represented a national bank, as administrative agent, in connection with the amendment and restatement of a $425 million revolving credit facility for a group of private railroad and transportation management companies.
  • Twin River Worldwide Holdings completes $950 million debt refinancingJones Day represented Twin River Worldwide Holdings, Inc., a diverse, multi-jurisdictional owner and operator of gaming and racing facilities, in connection with its issuance of $400 million aggregate principal amount of 6.750% Senior Notes due 2027 in a Rule 144A and Regulation S offering and concurrent $550 million senior secured credit agreement, consisting of a $300 million senior secured term loan facility and a $250 million senior secured revolving credit facility.
  • USG acquired by Gebr. Knauf for $7 billionJones Day advised USG Corporation in the acquisition by Gebr. Knauf KG ("Knauf") of all of the outstanding shares of USG in a transaction valued at $7 billion.
  • Investment banking and securities firm provides $110 million senior secured term loan facility to owner of upstream oil and gas assets in Oklahoma’s Arkoma stackJones Day advised an investment banking and securities firm in connection with a $110 million senior secured term loan facility provided to an owner of upstream oil and gas assets in the Arkoma stack located in the State of Oklahoma.
  • Republic Services obtains advice in acquisition of underground injection wellsJones Day advised Republic Services, Inc. with respect to potential liabilities and licensing requirements for the acquisition of hazardous waste underground injection wells in Michigan.
  • SAP acquires Qualtrics for $8 billionJones Day advised SAP in its $8 billion acquisition of Qualtrics International Inc., the global pioneer in the experience management software category.
  • Oclaro sold to Lumentum for $1.8 billion in cash and stockJones Day advised Oclaro, Inc. in its $1.8 billion acquisition by Lumentum Holdings Inc.
  • KeyBank refinances five wind-powered electric generating projects in OregonJones Day represented KeyBank National Association in connection with the refinancing of the back-leveraged project financing for the acquisition, development, and construction of five wind-powered electric generating projects with a total generating capacity of 50 MW located in Baker County, Oregon and sponsored by D.E. Shaw Renewable Investments, L.L.C., a leading generator of wind and solar power in North America.
  • Investment banking and securities firm provides $110 million initial and delayed draw secured term loans supporting upstream oil and gas companyJones Day represented the administrative agent in connection with $110 million initial and delayed draw secured term loans supporting an upstream oil and gas company.
  • One Equity Partners acquires Gibson Energy Inc.'s U.S. environmental services businessesJones Day represented One Equity Partners in connection with the acquisition and related financing of Gibson Energy, Inc.'s U.S. energy services businesses, including U.S. environmental services and its U.S. seismic assets.
  • Andeavor Logistics acquires Wamsutter Pipeline System from Plains All American Pipeline for $180 millionJones Day advised Andeavor Logistics LP in its acquisition of the Wamsutter Pipeline System from Plains All American Pipeline, L.P., a Houston, Texas-based pipeline operator, for $180 million.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • November 9, 2010 and November 17, 2010
      Beyond Cap and Trade: Climate Change Regulation Under the Clean Air Act Arrives