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America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2009: Climate Change

Chambers & Partners has compiled its independent and objective list of America's Leading Lawyers for Business based on comments gathered from thousands of interviews with clients and lawyers from Maine to Hawaii. This guide — which is designed to reflect market opinion — contains a view of the firms and attorneys who are considered leaders in their field.

In Chambers' 2009 review of national legal talent in the area of "Climate Change," our Firm and our lawyers are listed among the best in the country.

Chambers' comments:

Nationwide Ranking: Tier 3

Kirkland & Ellis has attained a great reputation for defending automakers in climate change-related litigation. The team has represented a number of them challenging California's legislation to cap car emissions, and has branched out from this to represent oil companies in nuisance cases. It is currently acting for one of the defendants in Native Village of Kivalina v ExxonMobil Corp et al. Stuart Drake is acclaimed for his defense of automobile companies in such cases, and he also represents such clients in agency rulemaking proceedings and federal and state enforcement actions. Entities from the appliance industry also engage the team in litigation relating to efficiency standards. Outside of litigation, the group has established a robust reputation for regulatory work.

Reprinted with permission from Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2009 —