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Kirkland & Ellis LLP
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Andrew R. Running has extensive experience in environmental, insurance, toxic tort and general commercial litigation and arbitration. He has secured coverage victories for numerous clients in environmental contamination, product liability and toxic tort cases. Andrew has tried numerous environmental lawsuits involving claims of property damage and alleged regulatory violations, as well as litigation over the allocation of responsibility for the cleanup of hazardous waste sites. He has successfully defended product liability actions involving allegations of hazardous substance contamination. His arbitration experience includes the trial of cases involving commercial breach of contract claims, disputes between international joint venture partners in the telecommunications and automobile manufacturing fields, non-compete clause disputes, biotechnology licensing disputes and reinsurance and insurance fraud claims.


Yale University, J.D., 1982; University of Chicago, A.B., Economics, 1979.

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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.