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Warren Dane



Dane’s practice focuses on environmental and land use litigation, environmental review of development projects, and regulatory compliance counseling.  His experience includes environmental review and permitting of development projects under the National Environmental Policy Act and the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act; negotiation and resolution of environmental enforcement matters before state and local agencies, including under the New York Brownfield Cleanup Program; advising clients on waterfront development projects; and representing clients in litigation concerning local zoning and land use issues.  Dane has also represented clients in federal litigation concerning the emerging contaminant 1,4-Dioxane.

Prior to joining the firm in 2019, Dane clerked on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Dane is a graduate of Columbia Law School, where he served as Managing Editor of the Columbia Law Review and was a Teaching Fellow for courses on Property, Energy Regulation, and Environmental Law.

CERCLA Claims and Statute of Limitation Issues: An Analysis

The remediation of decades-old hazardous waste sites has increasingly prompted defendants in CERCLA cases to assert the statute of limitations as a defense, revealing two inflection points that the CERCLA practitioner must navigate.  The first is whether a party has asserted a cost-recovery claim under CERCLA Section 107(...

NY Office of Renewable Energy Siting Issues Draft Regulations to Facilitate Swift Development of Large-Scale Renewable Energy Projects

On September 16, 2020, the newly formed Office of Renewable Energy Siting (“ORES”) issued draft regulations intended to streamline permitting and development of large-scale renewable energy projects in New York State.  The draft regulations, which are now available for public comment, reflect New York’...

New FERC Order No. 872 Likely to Increase Regulatory Burden on Small Renewable Energy Facilities

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission recently issued Final Order No. 872, implementing sweeping changes to the regulations that implement the Public Regulatory Policies Act of 1978, also known as PURPA.  Although the Commission described the changes as a move to “modernize the Commission’s interpretation of PURPA,” the new ...

EPA and Army Corps of Engineers Publish Final “Waters of the United States” Rule

On April 21, 2020, the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (together, the “Agencies”) published a final rule in the Federal Register redefining the term “waters of the United States” (“WOTUS”) under the Clean Water Act (“CWA”).  The Agencies previously issued pre-publication notice of the ...

Columbia Law School, J.D., 2017

Texas A&M University, B.S., 2014

New York, 2019

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Hon. Alvin K. Hellerstein of the United States District Court, S.D.N.Y., New York (2017-2018)

Hon. Diana Gribbon Motz of the United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, Baltimore (2018-2019)