Edward Warner is an associate in the Baton Rouge office of Kean Miller. Edward joined the firm in 2013 and practices in the energy and environmental practice group. He primarily represents companies in commercial and environmental litigation matters. He also has years of experience representing clients in business transactions, including complex international matters. Edward has represented Latin American clients and is fluent in Spanish, having worked in Central and South America and taught the Spanish language at the university level.
Prior to joining the firm, Edward served as a law clerk to the Honorable Brian A. Jackson of the United States Middle District Court of Louisiana, externed for the Honorable Gerald Bruce Lee of the Eastern District of Virginia (retired), and interned for the late, Honorable Frank J. Polozola of the Middle District of Louisiana. Through his experience working for three different federal judges and his litigation practice, Edward brings extensive insight into the inner workings of federal court, including drafting motions and briefs.
Edward is also an active member of the International Business Committee for the World Trade Center of New Orleans.Representative Experience
- Represented an international energy company in claims for toxic exposure, property damage, and nuisance relating to oil and gas operations in Louisiana
- Represented multinational oil and gas companies in lawsuits involving soil, sediment, groundwater, drinking water, and other types of environmental contamination alleged to be caused by oil and gas exploration and production activities, gas processing operations, and refining operations throughout Louisiana
- Represented Mexican offshore energy companies in the negotiation of service agreements related to the production of oil and gas and international trade
- Represented Mexican business owners in the acquisition of Louisiana business interests, including the drafting of purchase documents and planning of overall corporate structure
- Represented a major global research institution in negotiating a profit-sharing contract, in Spanish, with the Panamanian government
Edward earned his B.A., cum laude, from the University of Maryland Baltimore County("UMBC") in 2004, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and awarded the 2004 Outstanding Scholar Leader Award. He earned his M.A. from UMBC 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; U.S. District Court for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana; United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
- Member, Louisiana State, American and Federal 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; International Business Committee Member, World Trade Center of New Orleans
- Guest lecturer, Southern University Law Center, Law Office Practice Course, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 2016-2018
- Panelist, “Kean Miller Connection,” Law School Prep Summer Program, August 2011-July 2018
- Panelist, Federal Court Practice Panel: Tips from the Inside, New Orleans, Louisiana, October 12, 2017, Kean Miller, LLP
- Co-author, The Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act Matters to Louisiana Industry, Louisiana Law Blog, March 18, 2016
- Speaker, Energy Reform in Mexico, March 14-15, 2016, New Orleans, Louisiana and Houston, Texas, Kean Miller LLP
- Co-author, "Exploring new horizons: How Louisiana businesses can prosper in an era of Mexican energy reform," Around the Bar Magazine, October 2015
- The “New” Mexico: The Status of Mexico’s Energy Reform and How United States’ Companies Can Benefit, Louisiana Law Blog, April 7, 2015.
- "The Hobby Lobby Aftermath: What Does This Mean For For-Profit Companies?", Louisiana Law Blog, July 2014
- Author, “Companies as Persons: The High Court Hears Arguments in the Hobby Lobby Case”, Louisiana Law Blog, March 2014
- Panelist, “Clerkshop: A Focus on the Judiciary,” Sixteenth Annual Sylvania Woods Conference on African Americans and the Law, April, 2012
- Coauthor, “Reaching Beyond the State: Judicial Independence, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and Accountability in Guatemala”, Contemporary Issues and Future Problems, 2011
- Author, “Global Youth Connect Guatemala Human Rights Report,” Global Youth Connect Latin America, August 2007
- Speaker, “Reaching Beyond the State: Judicial Independence, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and Accountability in Guatemala” 2006 Congress of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) in San Juan, Puerto Rico, April 2006
- Board of Directors, Volunteers in Public Schools
- Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Washington, DC
- Just the Beginning Foundation, Summer Judicial Internship Diversity Project, Alexandria, Virginia
- Global Youth Connect-Guatemala, Guatemala city, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
- Nuestros Derechos, Guatemala city, Guatemala
- Organización Chico Méndez, village of Pachaj, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala