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Kirkland & Ellis LLP
1301 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C., 20004
United States
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Of Counsel with 30 years of experience in the environmental aspects of corporate transactions, including environmental due diligence, environmental liability and risk allocation, financings, restructurings, public offerings, and SEC environmental disclosure. Negotiates indemnities and insurance coverage for complex environmental risks. Enforces environmental indemnification rights and manages the post-sale resolution of environmental issues. Advises and counsels on remediation and cleanup matters, including under CERCLA, RCRA, and state cleanup programs. Counsels clients regarding environmental regulatory compliance matters.


The George Washington University Law School, J.D., 1989 with Honors; University of Michigan; Washington University, B.S., 1983.

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United States > Industry focus > Environment: transactional

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Brian LandKirkland & Ellis LLP

Kirkland & Ellis LLP provides comprehensive environmental law advice throughout the entire life-cycle of a transaction. Supporting the firm’s prolific corporate practice, the team has extensive experience of environmental due diligence, as well as the risk allocation and mitigation issues arising from high-value transactions. Other areas of activity include representing clients in the negotiation of environmental insurance policies, and in the enforcement of indemnity claims. The global environment practice is led by Paul Tanaka in San Francisco and Houston. Alexandra Farmer divides her time between the Houston and Washington DC offices, and is rated for her experience of transactions in the power, oil and gas and manufacturing sectors. The environment team is also experienced in high-profile bankruptcy and restructuring matters, an area where Jonathan Kidwell is a key contact. Kidwell, who divides his time between Dallas and DC, also has experienced in M&A, financing transactions and real estate deals. Also recommended is Jennie Morawetz. Based in the DC office, Morawetz advises private equity investors and public companies on issues such as ESG due diligence. Brian Land moved into an of counsel role in 2019.

United States > Industry focus > Environment: regulatory

Kirkland & Ellis LLP is well-equipped to support clients across in compliance matters and environmental permitting, enforcement proceedings, and crisis prevention and response. Headed by Jeanne Cohn-Connor in Washington DC, the group is especially experienced with environmental statutes pertaining to air emissions, hazardous waste, contaminated land and water discharge; climate change is another of the team’s skill sets. Also in DC, of counsel Brian Land is noted for his work in compliance matters.