Charles S. Warren - Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

Charles S. Warren

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2006
Phone: 212-715-9387

Charles S. Warren

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, 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.

Mr. Warren 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.

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 (2008-2009) and the Guide to the World’s Leading Environmental Lawyers. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America, 2007-2010 and in the 2006-2009 editions of New York Super Lawyers, a special supplement to The New York Times.


LL.M. New York University
J.D. Columbia Law School
B.A., cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa University of Florida

Bar Admissions
New York

Court Admissions
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

Professional Affiliations
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

Columbia University School of LawJ.D. 1965

Office Location

1177 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2014 Lawyer of the Year in Environmental Law of the New York City Metro Area
Charles S. Warren has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!

Practice Areas

Environmental Law (Administrative/Regulatory, Clean Water Act, Coastal Zone Management, Counseling, Environmental Crimes, Environmental Permitting, Litigation, RCRA/Hazardous Waste, Solid Waste, Superfunds/Environmental Remediation, Wetlands)
Litigation - Environmental

Other Information

Gender: Male