Lawfuel – the Law Newswire – NEW YORK, June 18, 2007 – Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP announced today that Charles S. Warren has joined the firm as a partner and the Chairman of the Environmental Group. Warren, who was a former Regional Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, has over 25 years experience in environmental law, both in government and private practice. He is distinguished by his peers as one of the preeminent lawyers in the field, and has also been recognized as such by Chambers USA and Best Lawyers rankings.
Mr. Warren will work closely with the interrelated Real Estate and Land Use Groups, adding his vast knowledge and experience to a team of lawyers already considered among the elite in New York. Mr. Warren’s practice includes matters under the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Toxic Substances Control Act, the Superfund law and other hazardous waste statutes as well as OSHA, environmental auditing, environmental impact review, corporate due diligence, permitting and enforcement procedures and litigation.
“We are pleased to welcome Mr. Warren to our firm,” said Paul Pearlman, Kramer Levin’s managing partner. “Our clients will benefit from his proven ability to handle a wide range of complex legal matters and the experience both in and out of government that he brings to our group of top environmental, land use and real estate lawyers.”
Mr. Warren comes to Kramer Levin from the law firm Bryan Cave LLP. He currently is a member of the Policy Committee of the New York/New Jersey Harbor Estuary Program and is Chair of the Board of the New York League of Conservation Voters. 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. He has an LL.M from New York University, a J.D. from Columbia University and a B.A., cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of Florida.
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP, with approximately 340 attorneys, is a full-service law firm with offices in New York and Paris. The firm represents clients worldwide, from the Global 1000 to entrepreneurial start-up concerns and individuals. Additional information about the firm is available on the firm’s website: www.kramerlevin.com.