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  • Jane Warren continues to win strong levels of market approval, with interviewees stating that she can “solve problems that look insurmountable.”- Chambers USA
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated
    5.0 out of 5

Education

  • J.D., University of Connecticut School of Law, 1986
  • B.A., Bowdoin College, cum laude, 1983

    Law Student Clerk, Hon. T.F. Gilroy Daly, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court of Connecticut

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut

Memberships & Affiliations

Past Chair and Current Member, Executive Committee, Environmental Law Section, Connecticut Bar Association

Member, McCarter & English Women's Initiative Steering Committee

American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy and Resources

Co-Chair, Connecticut Society for Women Environmental Professionals

Member, Junior League of Hartford

Member, International Council of Shopping Centers

Member, Connecticut Business & Industry Association, Environmental Policies Council

Member, National Association of Women Lawyers

Jane K. Warren

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Clients come to Jane Warren to provide them with sophisticated, but practical, guidance on complex environmental and land use matters. When these matters impact clients’ operations or business dealings, Jane works quickly to navigate the often-varied interests of lenders, developers, manufacturers, corporations or regulators and involves colleagues experienced in real estate, litigation, and other areas, as needed, so she can provide clients with comprehensive and cost-effective solutions.

Arrival at these solutions is the result of Jane’s work over several decades of cultivating strong working relationships with officials at every level of state and federal government. She has assisted in drafting new laws and policies, serving on several ad hoc committees and task forces formed by the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection to propose comprehensive amendments to the Connecticut Transfer Act and revisions to Connecticut’s environmental laws.

She advances her clients’ interests in the following types of matters:

  • corporate lending and real estate transactions of every size and nature;
  • environmental liability allocations for buyers and sellers of contaminated property;
  • health and safety matters concerning compliance with and enforcement of OSHA regulations;
  • registrations under ISO 9000 or certifications under ISO 14000 for manufacturing clients;
  • spill reporting, emergency planning and community right to know issues;
  • permitting, due diligence, audit and cost recovery matters; and
  • regulatory matters concerning wetlands and coastal development and U.S. Army Corps issues.

Understanding that resolving an enforcement action is not a “one size fits all proposition,” Jane has successfully negotiated numerous types of settlements and resolutions. She has gotten cease and desist orders quickly lifted, negotiated substantial reductions in proposed penalties, and crafted creative settlements that address environmental compliance while also allowing clients to refocus their time and money on growing their business.

A frequent author and lecturer on environmental topics, Jane has developed a reputation as one of Connecticut's leading practitioners in the field. Jane is also a member of McCarter’s Women’s Initiative Steering Committee, which presides over the policies that have led to McCarter receiving Gold Standard Certification from the Women in Law Empowerment Forum for five consecutive years.

Awards & Accolades

  • Recognized in Band 1 of Chambers USA from 2007-2018. Sources quoted in Chambers say “she provides sound legal and pragmatic advice, allowing business to meet the demands of today's complex and ever changing environmental regulatory landscape.”
  • Listed for more than a decade in The Best Lawyers in America and Connecticut Super Lawyers.
  • Named a 2012 Connecticut Woman of FIRE, an annual award that recognizes the key female players in the local FIRE (Finance, Insurance and Real Estate) sectors, by the weekly publication The Commercial Record.  
  • Honored by the Connecticut Bar Foundation as a James W. Cooper Fellow, recognizing outstanding Connecticut lawyers, judges and teachers of law.

No aspect of these advertisements have been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. See Awards Methodology.

Representative Matters

Advised several major companies on environmental issues, including Allied Waste Industries, ChevronTexaco Corp., Dr Pepper/Seven Up/Cadbury Beverages Inc./Mott's, Inc., Home Depot, C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc., BP, UBS, Isolatek and Evergreen Walk.
Handled the environmental and permitting issues concerning Allied Waste Industries' acquisition of several transfer stations and solid waste volume reduction facilities. Obtained the required environmental permits for the company on a fast-track basis and resolved several issues with state regulators to allow the deals to close.
Worked with the ChevronTexaco Corp. trial lawyers on toxic tort issues across the country. Handled enforcement issues related to underground tank and bulk storage facility matters.
Represented four different utility companies in acquiring transmission and generation assets that became available after Connecticut passed one of the country's first deregulation statutes. Represented utilities on permitting and siting proceedings before the Connecticut Siting Council.

Speaking

06/04/14
05/20/13
Connecticut Bar Association/Environmental Professionals’ Organization of Connecticut/Connecticut Society for Women Environmental Professionals, Cromwell, CT
12/11/12
Connecticut Law Tribune, In-House Counsel CLE Lecture, Darien, CT
01/18/12