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

Kirkland & Ellis LLP
United States


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

Bringing together experience in environmental enforcement, compliance and litigation, Kirkland & Ellis LLP has successfully defended major companies in a variety of civil, criminal and administrative environmental proceedings. Contentious matters related to groundwater contamination is an area of strength for the group, which is often retained by clients from the chemicals, manufacturing, oil and gas sectors and public entities in such claims. In addition, typical mandates include mass tort and class actions, Superfund cases, climate change litigation and challenged to federal and state rulemakings. Andrew Running is a key point of contact within the team; the practitioner is based in Chicago and has achieved numerous victories for clients in environmental contamination, product liability and toxic tort cases. Kevin Van Wart is seasoned in acting for major corporate clients in class actions and mass tort lawsuits, while Bradley Weidenhammer has substantial experience in federal and state trials as well as appellate courts throughout the US. Clients in the aerospace, manufacturing, telecoms, energy and pharmaceutical sectors regularly turn to Nader Boulos for assistance with environmental tort cases.