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Charu is part of the Litigation and Trial Team, where she works primarily on government enforcement actions, commercial contract disputes, and toxic tort and environmental litigation.

Charu's passion for zealous advocacy and creative problem-solving have driven her career and motivated her to provide her clients with high-quality and cost-efficient service. Charu has successfully defended manufacturers and agricultural industry clients against challenges by environmental advocacy groups and other private parties. She has also assisted clients from various industries in government enforcement actions by defending and advising them through litigation, settlement negotiations and regulatory compliance. Charu has worked extensively with both private parties and governmental entities in a number of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) disputes.

Prior to joining Varnum, Charu worked at the Executive Office of Immigration Review within the United States Department of Justice. During law school, she served as symposium editor of the Environmental Law and Policy Annual Review, where her interest in environmental policy and her organizational skills allowed her to successfully plan and execute numerous academic conferences.

For more information, please contact Charu Ganesh at 616/336-6889 or


Professional Affiliations

State Bar of Michigan

Community Involvement

Girls on the Run, coach

Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital, Junior Guild

News & Publications



Vanderbilt University Law School
Nashville, Tennessee
J.D., 2018
Symposium Editor, Environmental Law and Policy Annual Review

Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan
B.A., with honors, 2015

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan

Court Admissions

  • All Michigan state courts
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