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Adeeb R. Fadil
Senior Counsel

425 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10017-3954
Phone:  (212) 455-7070
Fax:  (212) 455-2502
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Adeeb Fadil is Senior Counsel at Simpson Thacher, 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, heavy and light manufacturing, plastics, glass, pharmaceuticals, textiles, 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 retail and other service industries.  He recently handled environmental aspects of the firm’s representation of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. and TPG, in their acquisition of TXU and related financings; KKR, in its investment in East Resources, Inc., and in its joint venture with Hilcorp Energy Company to develop certain oil and gas assets; The Blackstone Group, in its acquisition of Pinnacle Foods Group Inc., and Pinnacle Foods Group Inc. in its acquisition of Birds Eye Foods; ITT Corporation, in its acquisition of Godwin Pumps; Owens-Illinois, in the sale of its plastics business to Rexam PLC; and JPMorgan, in connection with a new senior secured credit facility and new senior notes offering for Anadarko Petroleum Corporation.  He was also involved in the firm’s successfully obtaining the dismissal recently, in federal district court, of a suit challenging construction of the Longview power plant in West Virginia, financed by firm client First Reserve. 

Mr. Fadil has been recognized for environmental law in Chambers & Partners’ Chambers USA (since 2003), Woodward/White’s The Best Lawyers in America (since 2005), Practical Law Company’s Cross-border Environment Handbook (since 2006), Law Business Research’s The International Who’s Who of Environment Lawyers (since 2007), and other publications. He currently chairs the International Environmental Law Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.

Following graduation from the Yale Law School in 1984, Mr. Fadil clerked for the Hon. Robert R. Merhige, Jr., in the U.S. District  Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. He joined the firm in 1989 and became Counsel in 1994. His B.A. is 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.  For many years he has served on the Board of Directors of American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat at-Salam and also served two terms as the corporation’s president.

Honors/Associations
•  Environmental Law Institute, Leadership Council Member
•  American Bar Association
•  New York State Bar Association
•  Association of the Bar of the City of New York
Publications
Climate Change Adaptation: Fostering Process Through Law and Regulation
SEC Issues Interpretive Guidance Regarding Climate Change Disclosure
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009: Investment in Energy and Infrastructure
Disclosure of Climate Change Risk in SEC Filings
Emerging Property and Liability Issues for Carbon Sequestration
New EPA Policies: Reforming CERCLA by Administrative Guidance, 10 Toxics Law Reporter (1995)
Speaking Engagements
•  Adeeb Fadil to Co-Moderate New York City Bar’s “Feeding Ourselves, Sustaining the Planet" Panel
May 15, 2012
•  Adeeb Fadil Co-Moderated New York City Bar’s “After the Flood: Impact of Climate Change on Region’s Transit Infrastructure” Panel
February 28, 2012
Admissions
•  New York 1986
•  U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York 1986
•  U.S. District Court Northern District of New York 1986
•  U.S. District Court Southern District of New York 1986
Clerkships
•  Hon. Robert R. Merhige, Jr., U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, 1984-1985
Education
•  Yale Law School, 1984 J.D.
•  University of Virginia, 1980 B.A.
With Highest Distinction; Phi Beta Kappa; Echols Scholar



•  Corporate
•  Environmental Practice
•  Mergers and Acquisitions
 
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