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Brian Glass brings more than a decade of varied environmental law experience to his practice. Brian began his legal career in the environmental practice groups at two large law firms in Philadelphia, where he represented clients in environmental litigation and counseled clients on regulatory matters and environmental issues in business and real estate transactions. As a corporate environmental lawyer, he became familiar with the complex federal and state environmental regulatory programs governing business activities.

More recently, Brian served as general counsel and senior attorney for a statewide non-governmental organization, where he focused his practice on water quality issues and represented municipal and other clients in numerous environmental litigation matters, including citizen suits and permit appeals.

Brian has been recognized by his peers for his work on water law, environmental citizen suits, and stormwater issues. For the past several years, Brian has been asked to serve as a panelist on the Water Update at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s Environmental Law Forum and to guest lecture on the topic of environmental citizen suits at the Rutgers School of Law in Camden. Brian also has been appointed to numerous state and local agency advisory groups convened to address emerging stormwater issues.

Throughout his legal career, Brian has sought and achieved common sense solutions to bridge differences among business, agency, and environmental interests.

Education

  • University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, Virginia, 2002, JD
  • Haverford College, Haverford, Pennsylvania, 1998, BA

Honors/Awards

  • Haverford College
    • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Pennsylvania Rising Star, 2006, 2008

Publications

Associations

  • Delaware Valley Environmental Inn of Court

Community

  • Board of Directors, Philadelphia Parks Alliance

Teaching/Lecturing

  • Panelist, Water Update, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2009-2013
  • Guest Lecturer, Rutgers School of Law-Camden, 2010-2013

Advisory

  • Pennsylvania DEP Stormwater Offsetting Policy stakeholder group
  • Pennsylvania DEP Erosion and Sediment Control General Permit for Earth Disturbance Associated with Oil and Gas Activities (ESCGP) stakeholder group
  • Philadelphia Water Department Stormwater Fee Advisory Committee
  • Philadelphia Water Department Development Services Committee

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey


 



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Ken Warren draws on 30 years of environmental law experience to provide insightful counsel to his clients. His practice includes regulatory, litigation, and transactional matters involving environmental compliance, permitting, environmental aspects of real estate and corporate transactions, site remediations, sustainability and climate change, and alternative energy issues.

Many of the large and small companies that Ken has counseled have benefited from his practical insight and creativity in addressing regulatory and enforcement challenges. Fortune 500 companies have retained Ken to navigate complex federal and state environmental permitting programs. Ken is also a seasoned environmental litigator and has tried numerous cases to verdict. He served as lead trial and appellate counsel for a Fortune 100 company in a multiparty environmental case in which he obtained a favorable final judgment following a lengthy district court trial and successfully defended the judgment on appeal to the Third Circuit. He has also negotiated and helped to administer consent decrees with novel provisions protecting both the companies and the environment.

Ken employs his extensive experience in the field of water resources to advise clients on water supply and allocation, stormwater and wastewater permitting, total maximum daily loads, and safe drinking water compliance. He negotiated a Safe Drinking Water Act Administrative Order on Consent for a Fortune 500 company and assisted the company in implementing the Site remedy through a CERCLA consent decree. He also serves as general counsel for a multistate water resources agency, the Delaware River Basin Commission. This is a rare achievement for an individual in the private sector.

Ken is widely recognized as a leader in environmental law. He is a member of the American College of Environmental Lawyers and is listed in leading national and international guides of lawyers for environmental law. He served as Chair of the American Bar Association’s Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources from 2003 to 2004, during which time he led the section’s 10,000 lawyers. He also served as a member of the ABA Standing Committee on Environmental Law and was the initial chair of the ABA’s Homeland Security Task Force. Ken writes a regular column for The Legal Intelligencer on environmental law and has authored numerous articles on environmental issues. He also wrote a chapter in The Law of Environmental Justice. Ken is a frequent speaker on environmental matters before sections of the American Bar Association and other groups.

Ken was appointed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator to serve as an industry stakeholder representative on the EPA’s National Environmental Justice Advisory Council and served on the Council from 2000 to 2006. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia, the oldest natural science museum in the Americas.

Education

  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1979, JD, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif
  • Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, 1975, BA, magna cum laude, with Honors

Clerkship

  • The Honorable Joseph L. McGlynn, Jr., United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1979 – 1980

Honors/Awards

  • University of Pennsylvania Law School
    • Law Review
    • Order of the Coif
    • Trial Association Award
    • Keedy Cup Moot Court Winning Team
    • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Who’s Who Legal (Environmental Law)
  • Named a Leader in Environmental Law by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business
  • Best Lawyers in America, selected as a Best Lawyer in America in Environmental Law

Publications

Associations

  • American College of Environmental Lawyers
  • American Bar Association, Standing Committee on Environmental Law
  • Past Chair, American Bar Association; Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Delaware Valley Environmental Inn of Court

Community

  • Board of Trustees, The Academy of Natural Sciences
  • Board Member, The Pinchot Institute for Conservation

Teaching/Lecturing

  • Speaker, “Flowing into the Future: Evolving Water Law Issues,” Pennsylvania Bar Institute, June 2011

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania