Ms Jennie Morawetz > Kirkland & Ellis LLP > Washington DC, United States > Lawyer Profile

Kirkland & Ellis LLP
1301 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C., 20004
United States

Position

Jennie Morawetz counsels clients in all areas of environmental law across a range of industries, from chemical manufacturing, oil and gas, and conventional and renewable power generation to consumer products and service-oriented businesses. Her work focuses on representing private equity and public company clients in the context of corporate transactions, including coordinating environmental due diligence efforts, developing transaction-specific solutions for managing environmental liability risk, and negotiating the environmental provisions in various transaction documents, as well as advising on environmental permit transfers, notifications, consents, investigations, and cleanups.

Jennie also assists clients with developing and implementing environmental, social, and governance (ESG) policies, including overseeing ESG due diligence efforts; identifying and evaluating pending and proposed environmental regulatory changes that could impact clients’ business decisions; resolving environmental non-compliance matters; assessing and addressing potential liability under CERCLA and other environmental laws; preventing, preparing for, and responding to environmental crises; and analyzing and negotiating environmental insurance coverage.

Jennie’s clients include American Securities, Arclight Capital Partners, The Jordan Company, Arsenal Capital Partners, Gryphon Investors, and Lincolnshire Management. Clients value Jennie for her attention to detail, thoroughness, and ability to understand and clearly explain the legal and technical nuances attendant in complex environmental issues, as well as her ability to see the big picture and offer practical solutions that dovetail with their business goals.

Prior to starting her career at Kirkland in 2015, Jennie served as a law clerk to the Hon. Sharon L. Gleason on the U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska and the Hon. Morgan B. Christen on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. At Kirkland, in addition to her environmental practice, Jennie maintains an active pro bono practice, which includes representing individuals in immigration, habeas, and veteran’s benefit proceedings and assisting environmental NGOs with conservation efforts in the Rocky Mountain West and Alaska.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Industry focus > Environment: transactional

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.