Charles N. Nauen leads the firm’s environmental, business litigation, and election law practices. He has over thirty-five years of environmental, complex commercial, and business litigation experience. He counsels and represents governmental, business, and political entity clients in federal, state, appellate, and administrative courts.
Mr. Nauen was co-lead counsel for Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton in the 2010 gubernatorial election recount, and he represented a group of individual voters in an effort to have their absentee ballots counted in connection with the 2008 senatorial election recount of U.S. Senator Al Franken. He has served as a mediator in environmental, commercial, class action and employment matters, and has been a court-appointed Special Master (complex insurance litigation), Counsel to the Receiver (federal securities lawsuit), and Counsel to a Special Master (district court case).
Charles Nauen has been named a Super Lawyer every year since 1994 and was first recognized as one of the Top 100 Minnesota Super Lawyers in 2010. He was a 2011 Attorney of the Year by Minnesota Lawyer and has been listed in Best Lawyers® since 1999.
Charles Nauen has served as an adjunct professor of environmental law at the University of Minnesota Law School since 1991. He lives in the St. Anthony Park neighborhood of Saint Paul.
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