Environmental Group Of The Year: Kirkland & Ellis

Law360, New York (January 5, 2012, 5:13 PM EST) -- Kirkland & Ellis LLP's environmental group recently scored victories crossing practice areas, brokering cleanup deals to usher Chemtura Corp. out of a high-profile bankruptcy and working on high-stakes transactions, earning it a place among Law360's Environmental Groups of 2011.

The group boasts 32 lawyers in Washington, Chicago, New York and San Francisco, and it has worked on major litigation since representing Detroit's “Big Three” automakers in smog cases in the 1960s and then litigating cases involving the chemical benzene in the 1970s.

More recently, Kirkland &...
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