Jeanne T. Cohn Connor

Jeanne Cohn-Connor

has over twenty-five years of experience representing clients in environmental enforcement cases, compliance matters, restructuring cases and corporate transactions. Her practice is versatile and includes settlement negotiations, due diligence and contract negotiations, brownfields redevelopment, environmental compliance auditing, and management of site investigations and cleanups.

Most recently, she has been debtor’s lead environmental counsel on a number of high profile restructuring matters, including handling all environmental work related to the restructuring of Tronox Incorporated and its affiliates, a leading manufacturer of titanium dioxide pigment, electrolytic and specialty chemicals, and advising on environmental issues in the restructuring of Edison Mission Energy and several of its subsidiaries, including Midwest Generation LLC, its largest operating company, which manages a fleet of coal fired plants in Illinois.

Jeanne has been recognized by leading legal publications for her environmental work. The Deal Pipeline recognized Jeanne for her principal role in the global environmental settlement for Tronox Incorporated in its Chapter 11 proceedings. Law360 also recognized Jeanne for her leadership of Tronox’s environmental settlement negotiations, which helped earn Kirkland a spot among Law360’s Environmental Groups of 2010. Jeanne was recommended by The Legal 500 U.S. in 2014 for Environment: Transactional and Regulatory. In addition, Jeanne has served as a panelist on internationally-broadcast television for her work on pro bono immigration matters.

Other clients of hers have included Syngenta, Berry Plastics Corporation, Metro Fuel Oil Corp., Solutia, Inc., The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company (A&P), General Motors, Lazard Frères, Wellman, Washington Gas Company, Collins & Aikman Corporation, KB Alloys, and Canadian Pacific Railway.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Environment and 2) Environmental Transactions
Law School University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 1984
Education University of Pennsylvania, B.A., History & English, 1978, cum laude
Bar Member / Association State bar of District of Columbia,State bar of New York
Most recent firm Kirkland & Ellis LLP
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