Kevin Desharnais: Lawyer with Mayer Brown LLP

Kevin Desharnais

Chicago,  IL  U.S.A.
Phone+1 312 701 8079

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Practice Areas

  • Agribusiness
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Environmental
Contact InfoTelephone: +1 312 701 8079
Fax: +1 312 706 9181
University Cornell University, B.S. in Natural Resources, 1988
Law SchoolPace Law School, J.D., Environmental Law Certificate, 1992
Admitted1993, Illinois; 1993, New Jersey; 1993, New York; US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois; US District Court for the Central District of Illinois; US District Court for the District of Colorado; US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit


Federal Bar Association, Chicago Chapter, Board of Directors

Federal Bar Association, Section on Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources, Board of Directors


Kevin Desharnais is a litigator and corporate counselor whose practice is focused on environmental law, including air, land, water, wetlands and noise matters. In addition, he advises on environmental regulatory and compliance issues and has represented clients in numerous federal and state court proceedings and administrative tribunals.

Kevin has substantial experience in complex environmental areas such as air permitting and enforcement, environmental remediation of land contamination, and RCRA and CERCLA issues. He has also negotiated and drafted environmental provisions in the course of corporate and real estate transactions, that include mergers, stock purchases, securitizations, debt offerings and credit transactions.

Prior to joining Mayer Brown in 1997, Kevin served as Attorney-Assistant to a member of the Illinois Pollution Control Board (1994-1997). He also acted as Hearing Officer for the Board's Tiered Approach to Corrective Action Rulemaking.

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Kevin Desharnais

71 S. Wacker Drive
ChicagoIL 60606


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