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Janet R. Studley
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Related Practices: Federal Budget and Appropriations I Communications I Public Policy & Regulation
I Congressional Investigations I Federal Practice
Janet R. Studley focuses her practice on providing legal advice and public policy counsel to the
firm’s clients, particularly with respect to federal legislation. This representation has included
international telecommunications, health care, environmental law, financial services, federal taxation,
Ms. Studley is the past chair of Holland & Knight’s Government Law Section.
From 1977-1981, Ms. Studley served as Chief Counsel to the Subcommittee on Federal Spending
Practices and Open Government of the United States Senate Governmental Affairs Committee. The
Subcommittee was chaired by the late Senator Lawton Chiles, In this position, Ms. Studley was
principal legal counsel to Senator Chiles and the Subcommittee on all issues within the jurisdiction of
the Subcommittee. Her primary responsibilities included drafting, analyzing, and negotiating laws
concerning federal procurement policies, regulatory reform, lobbying disclosure and other open
government policies. She also conducted extensive Subcommittee investigations of federal agency
contracts and procurement practices.
While in law school, Ms. Studley worked at the Center for Governmental Responsibility, a public
interest law firm in Gainesville, Florida. After graduation from law school, Ms. Studley clerked for the
Honorable Bryan Simpson, United States Court of Appeals, Fifth (now Eleventh) Circuit.
Honors & Awards
‘ The Best Lawyers in America guide, Government Relations Law, 2005-2013
• American Bar Association, Past Chair- Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities
” American Bar Association, Past Chair- Coordinating Committee on Immigration Law
• Steering Committee on the Unmet Legal Needs of Children, Past Member
” Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants, 2000 – 2003
• Council of the Fund for Justice and Education, Past Member
• ABA Forum on Communications Law, Member- Governing Committee
” Federal Communications Bar Association
ffi The District of Columbia Bar Foundation, Advisory Board
ffi Florida House in Washington, D.C., Board of Trustees
” Florida State Society, Former Board Member
• Street Law, Inc., Former Board Member
• Appleseed Foundation, Former Member- Legal Committee
” University of Florida Levin College of Law, J.D., with honors
Emmanuel College, B.A., Economics, with honors
• District of Columbia
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