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Philip E. Karmel

Philip E. Karmel

Bryan Cave LLP

New York, NY, USA


Philip E. Karmel is a partner at Bryan Cave LLP, a law firm with 26 offices in the United States, Europe and Asia.  His litigation practice includes environmental and real estate litigation, land use matters arising under environmental review statutes and zoning laws, and the defense of toxic tort actions.  He has tried a number of cases in federal and state courts and before administrative law judges and arbitrators and has briefed or argued motions or appeals in California, Colorado, Hawaii, Maryland, Montana, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Washington, D.C., West Virginia and Wisconsin.  He also counsels clients on environmental matters, including environmental impact statements, environmental permitting, environmental compliance, investigations by governmental agencies, the redevelopment of brownfield properties, environmental aspects of corporate and real estate transactions, and issues arising under the Clean Air Act and federal and state superfund and oil spill statutes.  He has served as counsel for major energy, transportation and real estate development projects.

He has published articles and book chapters on environmental litigation, offshore wind power, toxic torts, director and officer liability, fine particulate matter, cross-state air pollution, lead paint, asbestos, risk assessment, oil spill liability, consumer protection statutes, preemption, arbitration, natural resource damages, the tax assessment of contaminated properties and environmental impact review.  He is a member of the American Bar Association and serves as a long-time columnist of the newsletter published by the Air Quality Committee of the ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources.  He is also a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, where he has served as a member of its Committee on Environmental Law.

Upon graduation from law school, Mr. Karmel clerked for the Hon. Edward R. Becker, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and thereafter served for five years as a Trial Attorney in the Environmental Enforcement Section of the U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C., where he received the Department’s Special Achievement Award for sustained superior performance of duty.  He received his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Chicago Law School, where he was an editor of the University of Chicago Law Review, and holds an M.Phil. in Economics from the University of Cambridge and a B.A. with Honors in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.

He is listed in BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA; CHAMBERS USA; and SUPER LAWYERS.  In 2005, he received the Scale of Justice Award from MFY Legal Services, Inc. for pro bono work.  In 2013, he received the New York County Lawyers Association’s Boris Kostelanetz President’s Medal in recognition of “distinguished service to the legal profession.”
Philip E. Karmel is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Environmental Practice in an Era of Federal Deregulation - Environmental Regulation 2017: Hot Topics, Regulatory Developments, and Practical Guidance for Corporate Compliance, Monday, June 12, 2017
Corporate America Steps Up To Climate Change and Environmental Review Issues for the New Administration’s Infrastructure Program - Environmental Regulation 2017: Hot Topics, Regulatory Developments, and Practical Guidance for Corporate Compliance, Monday, June 12, 2017
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Environmental Regulation 2017: Hot Topics, Regulatory Developments, and Practical Guidance for Corporate Compliance
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Environmental Practice in an Era of Federal Deregulation - Environmental Regulation 2017: Hot Topics, Regulatory Developments, and Practical Guidance for Corporate Compliance, Monday, June 12, 2017
Environmental Review and Permitting Issues for Major Infrastructure Projects (Substantive Outline) (April 2017) - Environmental Regulation 2017: Hot Topics, Regulatory Developments, and Practical Guidance for Corporate Compliance, Monday, June 12, 2017
Environmental and Land Use Issues for the Sophisticated Real Estate Practice (August 7, 2017) - 19th Annual Commercial Real Estate Institute, Wednesday, October 25, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Corporate America Steps Up To Climate Change and Environmental Review Issues for the New Administration’s Infrastructure Program - Corporate America Steps Up To Climate Change and Environmental Review Issues for the New Administration’s Infrastructure Program, Monday, June 12, 2017
Environmental Practice in an Era of Federal Deregulation - Environmental Practice in an Era of Federal Deregulation, Monday, June 12, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Corporate America Steps Up To Climate Change and Environmental Review Issues for the New Administration’s Infrastructure Program - Corporate America Steps Up To Climate Change and Environmental Review Issues for the New Administration’s Infrastructure Program, Monday, June 12, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Environmental Practice in an Era of Federal Deregulation - Environmental Practice in an Era of Federal Deregulation, Monday, June 12, 2017
Corporate America Steps Up To Climate Change and Environmental Review Issues for the New Administration’s Infrastructure Program - Corporate America Steps Up To Climate Change and Environmental Review Issues for the New Administration’s Infrastructure Program, Monday, June 12, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Environmental Regulation 2017: Hot Topics, Regulatory Developments, and Practical Guidance for Corporate Compliance, Monday, June 26, 2017, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Environmental Regulation 2018: Hot Topics, Regulatory Developments, and Practical Guidance for Corporate Compliance, Friday, June 08, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Environmental Regulation 2018: Hot Topics, Regulatory Developments, and Practical Guidance for Corporate Compliance, Friday, June 08, 2018, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Environmental Regulation 2018: Hot Topics, Regulatory Developments, and Practical Guidance for Corporate Compliance, Friday, June 08, 2018, New Brunswick , NJ
Environmental Regulation 2018: Hot Topics, Regulatory Developments, and Practical Guidance for Corporate Compliance, Friday, June 08, 2018, Nashville, TN
Environmental Regulation 2018: Hot Topics, Regulatory Developments, and Practical Guidance for Corporate Compliance, Friday, June 08, 2018, Indianapolis, IN
Environmental Regulation 2018: Hot Topics, Regulatory Developments, and Practical Guidance for Corporate Compliance, Friday, June 08, 2018, Cleveland, OH
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