Mr Andrew Langan > Kirkland & Ellis LLP > Chicago, United States > Lawyer Profile

Kirkland & Ellis LLP
300 NORTH LASALLE
CHICAGO, IL 60654
United States
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Work Department

Antitrust & Competition

Position

Andy Langan has broad experience as litigation and trial counsel in a variety of commercial, antitrust, and products liability cases including class actions. He has been principal counsel to major corporate clients in high-stakes class actions alleging violations of the antitrust laws, as well as class actions alleging products liability, mass tort and breach of warranty. Andy has also been principal counsel in high-profile merger investigations and related litigation. He has tried, as lead counsel, seven jury trials, and has been involved in numerous other contested proceedings and appeals.

Education

Harvard Law School, J.D., 1982 cum laude; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, A.B., 1979 summa cum laude.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Industry focus > Environment: litigation

Difficult to better’, Kirkland & Ellis LLP is renowned for representing BP in matters arising from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster. It continues to act as counsel to the client, including in a host of putative nationwide class actions brought by domestic well owners against BP and other major oil refineries relating to the use of Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE) as a gasoline additive. Other of the firm’s key clients include Dow Chemical, DuPont, and General Motors, with its expertise extending to – among other things – mass torts, challenges to federal and state rules, government enforcement actions, criminal and civil matters, Superfund and insurance coverage, and restructuring and bankruptcy matters. In a recurring highlight case, the team defended the City of Chicago in a putative class action alleging dangerous levels of lead exposure in the city’s water and sewer lines. In Chicago, the names to note are Kevin Van Wart, Andrew Langan, Andrew Running, Douglas Smith, and Richard Godfrey, while Jeanne Cohn-Connor is the key contact in Washington DC.