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Jennie Morawetz

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Jennie Morawetz counsels clients in all areas of environmental law across a range of industries, from chemical manufacturing, to consumer products, to various service-oriented businesses. Her work focuses on representing private equity and public company clients in the context of corporate transactions, including coordinating environmental 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 identifying and evaluating pending and proposed environmental regulatory changes that could impact their business decisions, resolving environmental compliance matters, assessing and addressing potential liability under CERCLA and other environmental laws, and negotiating and analyzing environmental insurance coverage. Her clients include American Securities, Gryphon Investors, The Jordan Company, Arsenal Capital Partners, Lincolnshire Management, and Danaher Corporation.

United States: Industry focus

Environment: transactional

Within: Environment: transactional

Kirkland & Ellis LLP is valued by clients for its deep bench and combination of technical and commercial skills. It is routinely involved in environmental due diligence, pre-deal counselling, environmental risk allocation and mitigation, analysis of the environmental regulatory landscape, negotiation of environmental insurance policies, and enforcement and defence of indemnity claims. The outfit has a strong presence advising clients in the energy sector, where recent highlights have included acting on behalf of Rowan Companies in its $12bn combination with Ensue, and advising Energy Future Holdings on its agreement with Sempra Energy for the acquisition via merger of 100% percent of the client’s equity by a subsidiary of Sempra. The ‘outstandingBrian Land co-leads the environmental transactional practice group from Washington DC, where he is also the East Coast practice leader. Other ‘A-players’ in the team include practice co-lead Paul Tanaka, who divides his time between San Francisco and Houston, and Washington DC-based Alexandra Farmer and associate Jennie Morawetz. Also in the Washington DC, Jonathan Kidwell is ‘among the most commercial environmental attorneys in the market’. Other key practitioners include Stefanie Gitler in San Francisco, and Sara Michaelchuck Webber, Jeanne Cohn-Connor and Toby Chun in Washington DC.

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