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Kirkland & Ellis LLP
United States
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Doug Smith has litigated cases at both the trial and appellate stage in state and federal courts throughout the country, including commercial, mass tort, product liability, securities, bankruptcy, environmental, and intellectual property cases. He has significant experience in complex litigation, including multidistrict litigation and class action proceedings, and has served as trial counsel in cases involving a wide variety of subject matters. He is a member of the American Law Institute and has published on diverse legal topics.

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United States > Industry focus > Environment: litigation

Kirkland & Ellis LLP has a strong reputation for defending clients in civil and criminal enforcement matters involving the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Justice and other state regulators. Heading the group is Washington DC-based Jeanne Cohn-Connor, who represents clients in environmental enforcement cases and has core strength in environmental issues in the context of restructurings and bankruptcies. Other key figures include Andrew Langan and Kevin Van Wart, who handle a range of environmental litigation, but are especially active in mass tort claims; Andrew Running, who is particularly experienced in contamination claims and disputes involving hazardous waste clean-up; and Douglas Smith, another contact for class action litigation. All named attorneys are based in Chicago, unless stated otherwise.