Area of Emphasis
Varun Shekhar is an associate in the Environmental Services Group of Babst Calland. Mr. Shekhar’s practice encompasses a variety of environmental programs, with emphasis on federal, state and local permitting and compliance matters arising under the Clean Air Act. He also advises clients with respect to emerging air quality issues, including climate change and regulation of greenhouse gas emissions from select industrial sectors. In addition, Mr. Shekhar regularly assists clients with water quality permitting and occupational health and safety issues, as well as various intellectual property matters.
Mr. Shekhar earned his M.S. in Biomedical Engineering in 2013 with research emphasis in stem cell-based tissue engineering from Wayne State University where he also previously received a B.A. in Political Science in 2007.
Mr. Shekhar graduated cum laude from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 2013, also attending the University of Michigan Law School during his third year. During law school, he served as a summer law clerk to Justice Ann Walsh Bradley of the Wisconsin Supreme Court and as a research assistant to Professor Linda S. Greene of the University of Wisconsin Law School. Mr. Shekhar also worked with the Great Lakes Environmental Law Center in conjunction with the Wayne State University Transnational Environmental Law Clinic where he assisted community groups during planning phases of various large-scale construction projects in Detroit.
Memberships and Affiliations
Mr. Shekhar is admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar as well as the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He is a member of the Allegheny County, Pennsylvania and American Bar Associations.
B.A. in Political Science, Wayne State University, ‘07
M.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Wayne State University, ‘13
J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School, ‘13