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Edward H. Warner

Edward Warner is an associate in the Baton Rouge office of Kean Miller. He has legal experience in both Central and South America and is fluent in Spanish.  Edward joined the firm in 2013 and practices in the business, corporate and real estate groups. He represents clients in a variety of corporate, finance, and commercial real estate transactions.

Prior to joining the firm, Edward was a law clerk at one of the largest corporate law firms in Chile, where he advised clients on cross-border corporate transactions in Spanish and English, including a multimillion-dollar water rights joint venture.  Edward also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Chief Judge Brian A. Jackson of the United States Middle District Court of Louisiana from 2012-2013, externed for the Honorable Gerald Bruce Lee of the Eastern District of Virginia, and interned for the late, Honorable Frank J. Polozola of the Middle District of Louisiana.   

Representative Experience

  • Represented a major global research institution in negotiating a profit sharing contract, in Spanish and English, with the Panamanian government
  • Developed and implemented a multinational corporation’s internal controls and procedures and developed a data/records retention policy for company 
  • Represented local and regional businesses in connection with acquisitions and divestitures of their respective businesses
  • Represented a debtor in an asset based financing in order to expand the multinational leasing company’s operations into the Louisiana market 
  • Served as local counsel to restructure a multistate homebuilder company in preparation for expansion into various Gulf States 
  • Assisted and advised clients on structuring and formation of minority business enterprises (MBE) and other start-up companies

Education

Edward earned his B.A., cum laude, from the University of Maryland Baltimore County in 2004, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and awarded the 2004 Outstanding Scholar Leader Award. He earned his M.A. from the University of Maryland Baltimore County in 2007, and won a 2008 teaching award for Excellence in Dedication to Instruction from the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society at Louisiana State University. Edward earned his J.D. from the American University Washington College of Law in 2012, where he was the recipient of the James C. Eastman Endowed Scholarship and the Thelma Casto Southard Award.

In 2011, Edward co-authored a chapter on the role of multinational, regional courts in an international law textbook. While in law school, Edward was Executive Editor of the Legislation and Policy Brief and a student attorney in the International Human Rights Clinic. Edward was also elected class representative to the Student Bar Association, elected to the Washington College of Law Executive Board, and appointed the American Bar Association Washington College of Law representative.

Admissions

  • Admitted, Louisiana, 2014

Memberships

  • Member, Louisiana State and American Bar Associations; American Translators Association; Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society; Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Society; Maryland State Certified Volunteer Tax Assistant; Louis A. Martinet Legal Society

Articles, Publications and Presentations

Community Service

  • Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Washington, DC
  • UNROW Human Rights Impact Litigation Clinic, Washington, DC
  • Cross-Cultural Communications, LLC, Washington, DC
  • Just the Beginning Foundation, Summer Judicial Internship Diversity Project, Alexandria, Virginia
  • Boys & Girls Club of Greater Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge, LA
  • Global Youth Connect-Guatemala, Guatemala city, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala 
  • Nuestros Derechos, Guatemala city, Guatemala
  • Organización Chico Méndez, village of Pachaj, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
  • Boys & Girls Club of Greater Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland