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Charles S. Warren


Phone: 212.715.9387 Fax: 212.715.8096 New York

Charles S. Warren is the chairman of the Environmental Group. A former regional administrator with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Mr. Warren has over 30 years’ experience in environmental law, both in government and private practice.

Mr. Warren’s practice includes matters under the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Toxic Substances Control Act, solid waste and brownfield laws, the Superfund law and other hazardous waste statutes as well as OSHA, environmental auditing, environmental impact review, corporate due diligence, environmental aspects of mergers, acquisitions and bankruptcy, permitting and enforcement procedures and litigation.

Mr. Warren currently is a member of the Policy Committee of the New York/New Jersey Harbor Estuary Program. He has also been Co-Chair of the Committee on Air Quality of the Environmental Law Section of the New York State Bar Association. He previously served as Regional Administrator for Region II (New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands) of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He also was Director of the EPA’s Office of Legislation and was Chief Legislative Assistant to U.S. Senator Jacob K. Javits of New York.

Mr. Warren is distinguished by his peers as one of the pre-eminent lawyers in his field, and has been recognized as such by Chambers USA (2008-2013) and the Guide to the World’s Leading Environmental Lawyers. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America, 2007-2014 and in New York Super Lawyers, a special supplement to The New York Times (2006-2013). Mr. Warren was named New York’s Best Environmental Lawyer of the Year in the 2014 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. In 2011 he was awarded the Global Award for New York Environmental Attorney of the Year by Corporate International Magazine.

LL.M., New York University, 1967
J.D., Columbia Law School, 1965
B.A., cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, University of Florida, 1962
New York
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
    -New York/New Jersey Harbor Estuary Program, Member, Policy Committee
    -New York League of Conservation Voters, Chair of the Board
    -New York State Bar Association, Member, Environmental Law Section
    -Association of the Bar of the City of New York
    -President of the Board Settlement Housing Fund
    -Community Board 8 Manhattan, Member
    -Civitas Citizens, Inc., Member of the Board
    -Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, Member of the Board
    -Environmental Advocates, Member of the Board