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Latham & Watkins LLP
1271 Avenue of the Americas
NY 10020
United States
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Kegan A. Brown is a partner in the New York office of Latham & Watkins. Mr. Brown is a member of the Litigation & Trial and Environment, Land & Resources Departments. He represents clients in complex environmental, products liability and toxic tort litigations; environmental regulatory matters, including remediations and natural resource damage claims; and transactional matters. Mr. Brown’s litigation experience covers all aspects of fact and expert discovery, motion practice and trial. He advises clients across a variety of industry sectors, including manufacturing, retail and consumer products, chemical, pulp and paper, and oil and gas.


Environment, Land & Resources Partner


Lawyer Rankings

United States > Industry focus > Environment: litigation

Latham & Watkins LLP fields one of the largest and most experienced cross-discipline teams in the country specialised in high-value and complex environmental litigation. The practice provides nationwide coverage to a number of leading corporations in the chemicals, energy, manufacturing, transport and defense sectors involved in high-stakes disputes encompassing climate change, air and water quality, toxic tort, energy and natural resources projects and enforcement issues. The group, which features numerous former senior US Government officials, is jointly led by James L. Arnone  in Los Angeles, Janice M. Schneider  in Washington DC, and Chicago-based Mary Rose Alexander , the latter of whom is a ‘top-notch’ attorney with a wealth of experience in multi-district class actions and precedent-setting cases. Also in Chicago, Robin M. Hulshizer ‘s expertise spans every major environmental statute, demonstrating particular strength in litigation involving toxic tort, Superfund sites, citizen suits and mobile emissions matters. Kegan Brown  is the name to note in New York; he has played a critical role in environmental cases involving the consumer products, chemicals, oil and gas, automotive and manufacturing industries.

United States > Industry focus > Environment: regulatory

(Next Generation Partners)

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The environmental regulatory practice at Latham & Watkins LLP ‘is unparalleled in its technical excellence, legal and policy sophistication‘. Testament to this is its presence in a lead role capacity on major environmental legal and regulatory matters that have shaped the market over the past four decades. The team is well-versed in the entire spectrum of regulatory matters, cutting across air and water quality, climate change, and energy and natural resources projects. Also featuring heavily on the team’s workload is the representation of clients before federal and state agencies on major enforcement actions and rulemakings. Jean-Philippe Brisson  in New York and Christopher Norton  in Orange County oversee the environmental, regulatory and transactional group, while the environment, land and resources department is co-chaired by James L. Arnone  in Los Angeles and Janice M. Schneider  in Washington DC. Schneider has more than 30 years’ experience in environmental law, advising on regulatory, litigation and project-related matters. Also in the DC office, Stacey L. VanBelleghem ‘s ‘sweeping skill set encompasses the Clean Air Act, the Endangered Species Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, and the National Historic Preservation Act, as well as FIFRA, RCRA and the CWA‘; she is singled out for her experience in climate change issues. Associate Devin O’Connor in DC has advised on environmental legal issues in the context of major project development and administrative rulemaking. Key contacts in New York include Kegan Brown  and Gary Gengel , both of whom undertake work in the environmental litigation and regulatory spaces.

United States > Dispute resolution > Product liability, mass tort and class action - defense: toxic tort

(Leading lawyers)

Kegan Brown  – Latham & Watkins LLP

Forming a part of the firm’s overarching product liability, mass tort and consumer class action group, which is led from Boston by Gwyn Williams and Kenneth Parsigian, Latham & Watkins LLP‘s toxic tort offering is praised for its ‘very good handle on complex legal and technical issues’, as well as its ability ‘think very strategically’. The ‘practical-minded’ team also a enjoys a synergistic relationship with the broader environmental offering, enabling it to draw from highly specific substantive expertise, as well as lawyers benefiting from significant regulatory knowledge, of great relevance to the toxic torts which regularly arise in the sector. A member of the environmental group, New York-based Kegan Brown is ‘extremely motivated, driven and highly intelligent’, and is particularly adept at managing toxic tort matters proceeding on multiple fronts. Mary Rose Alexander  in Chicago regularly defends clients in multi-plaintiff actions in federal and state courts involving alleged exposure to chemicals, lead, metals and solvents.