Ms Annemargaret Connolly > Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP > Washington DC, United States > Lawyer Profile

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
2001 M STREET, NW, SUITE 600
WASHINGTON, DC 20036
United States

Position

Head of Weil’s Environmental practice

Career

Annemargaret Connolly heads Weil’s Environmental Practice. She advises clients on a wide range of environmental concerns in all types of business transactions, working with clients to quantify and contractually allocate potential liabilities in a manner that facilitates clients’ business objectives. Annemargaret has advised clients on some of the most environmentally-sensitive corporate transactions that have occurred in the U.S. and abroad, and has experience counseling on the gamut of environmental topics, including with respect to contamination, compliance, climate change, ESG, occupational safety, and shareholder, successor and lender liability.

Education

Syracuse University (BA, 1984); Syracuse University (BS, 1984); George Washington University Law School (JD, 1988).

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Industry focus > Environment: transactional

(Hall of Fame)

Annemargaret ConnollyWeil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Fielding a team of Washington practitioners with Wall Street business sensibilities, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP‘s environmental transactional team is rated for its longstanding experience in this field. Its impressive track record features high-value M&A, divestitures, financings, restructurings and securities disclosures in almost every environmentally-sensitive industry, including hazardous waste management, heavy manufacturing, chemicals, and energy. In the last year alone, the environmental group advised on more than 100 M&A and private equity deals with a total deal value of over $190bn. SPAC IPOs and De-SPAC transactions are a particular area of strength for the firm, and the team is also often involved in real estate acquisitions and bankruptcy matters. Additionally, the group offers advice to corporate clients on ESG and sustainability concerns, including those related to climate change, in the context of company operations as well as investment and financing processes. Department head Annemargaret Connolly  enjoys a strong reputation in the market for her involvement in highly complex and environmentally challenging transactions. She is based in Washington DC, and works closely with the firm’s European and Asian offices in cross-border deals. Also in DC, Thomas Goslin is noted for his experience of transactional mandates involving the renewable and traditional energy and natural resources sectors, while Matthew Morton is increasingly active in mandates pertaining to sustainability and ESG factors on behalf of corporations, institutional investors and private equity sponsors. Counsel John O’Loughlin is another contact for private equity, corporate and financial services clients.