McCarter & English LLP is pleased to announce that Hartford-based partner Jane K. Warren has been selected as a 2012 “Women of FIRE” honoree by the weekly publication The Commercial Record. The annual award program recognizes and celebrates the “best and brightest women” in the Connecticut FIRE (Finance, Insurance and Real Estate) sectors.
“Throughout her career as a top redevelopment and environmental attorney, Jane has taken on many leadership roles,” said Eric E. Grondahl, managing partner of McCarter’s Hartford office. “From her superior relationships with clients, to her role on our Women’s Initiative Steering Committee, to the numerous professional and community organizations in which she is active, Jane has always been in the forefront and she is an invaluable member of our firm. It is with great pleasure that we congratulate her on this well-deserved honor.”
Warren represents buyers and sellers of contaminated property in allocating environmental liability, and lends her expertise in environmental issues to corporate and real estate transactions of every size and nature. She is frequently asked to advise on spill reporting and emergency planning and community right-to-know issues. She handles permitting, due diligence, audit and cost recovery matters for a myriad of educational, health care and manufacturing clients. In connection with this work, Warren has reviewed hundreds of environmental site assessments and remediation plans. She is extremely facile with CT’s Remediation Standard Regulations allowing her clients to cost-effectively remediate their properties which can include managing some contamination safely on site. She also successfully guides property owners through the challenging regulatory landscape related to wetlands and coastal development, and has established a substantial expertise on Army Corps issues.
In addition, Warren was recently appointed to a Task Force by the CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection to conduct a comprehensive evaluation and transformation of Connecticut’s cleanup laws, and is currently drafting legislation to implement the Task Force’s recommendations.
Over the years, Warren has served as a leader of several local professional organizations. She is the past chair and a current member of the Executive Committee for the Environmental Law Section of the Connecticut Bar Association and is a member of the American Bar Association’s Section of Environment, Energy and Resources. She is also a past co-chair and current member of the Society of Women Environmental Professionals as well as a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, Connecticut Business & Industry Association’s Environmental Policies Council and CoreNet Global.
In the community, Warren has been an active member of the Junior League of Hartford since 2000 and also dedicates a substantial amount of her time to Rebuilding Together, an organization that renovates homes for elderly, disabled, and low-income individuals.
Warren lives in West Hartford with her husband, Steve, and their two children, Katie (19) and Chris (17).
Winners were honored at the 2012 Women of FIRE Awards Luncheon on Thursday, September 27 at The Hartford Club. Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman gave the keynote speech.