Adeeb Fadil is Senior Counsel at Simpson Thacher, where he is a member of the Firm's Corporate Department and Environmental Practice. 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.
Adeeb 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 was recently named The Best Lawyers in America’s 2016 Environmental Law "Lawyer of the Year" for New York City. Adeeb has been appointed a member of the New York City Bar Association’s Task Force on Legal Issues of Climate Adaptation, formerly chaired the Association’s International Environmental Law Committee, and is a former member of the Association’s Environmental Law Committee and Energy Committee. Adeeb is also an adjunct professor at Pace Law School, where he has taught courses on human rights and the environment, and environmental justice.
Following graduation from the Yale Law School in 1984, Adeeb 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 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.