Environmental Group Of The Year: Kirkland & Ellis

Law360, New York (January 6, 2014, 12:03 PM EST) -- From taking a lead role on BP America Inc.'s team in the vast Deepwater Horizon litigation to thwarting an effort to reopen old asbestos settlements to handling the environmental analysis required in Bain Capital Partners LLC's $1.6 billion acquisition of a global tool manufacturer, Kirkland & Ellis LLP's environmental attorneys have earned their spot on Law360's Environmental Practice Groups of the Year.

Granta Nakayama, a partner who leads the litigation and enforcement side of Kirkland's environmental practice, said the BP litigation comprises 700 cases in 20...
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