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Adeeb Fadil is senior counsel at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, where he is a member of the Firm's Corporate Department and Environmental Practice Group. He focuses on environmental aspects of transactions including acquisitions, divestitures, loans, securities offerings, and bankruptcies and restructurings, for a wide range of the firm’s clients, as well as on environmental liability management, compliance counseling, and dispute resolution.
His experience covers transactions, often with significant cross-border aspects, in many industries, including: electrical power, oil and gas exploration, coal and other mining, oil refining, chemicals and specialty chemicals, steel, pulp and paper, equipment and parts manufacturing, plastics, glass, pharmaceuticals, transportation including airlines and railroads, publishing, telecommunications, food raising and processing, food services, home building, property development and brownfield re-development, hospitality, health care, and various wholesale and retail industries.
Mr. Fadil has been recognized for environmental law in a number of publications, including Woodward/White’s The Best Lawyers in America, Chambers & Partners’ Chambers USA, Practical Law Company’s Cross-border Environment Handbook, Law Business Research’s The International Who’s Who of Environment Lawyers, and others. He was listed as a 2012 Top Attorney in the New York Metro Area for environmental law by Super Lawyers. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, where he currently chairs the Committee on International Environmental Law. For many years he has served on the Board of Directors of American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam, including two terms as president.
Following graduation from the Yale Law School in 1984, Mr. Fadil clerked for the late Honorable Robert R. Merhige, Jr., in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. He became associated with Simpson Thacher in 1989 and was named counsel in 1994 and senior counsel in 2007. He was associated with the law firm of Hunton & Williams from 1985 to 1988. He earned his B.A. from the University of Virginia (with highest distinction), where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Prior to attending law school he served in VISTA (now AmeriCorps VISTA) in Little Rock, Arkansas.