Kevin G. Desharnais



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.

Kevin has been active in the FBA since 2009. He served as Chair of the FBA’s Chicago Chapter from 2013-2015 and Chair of the Environment, Energy & Natural Resources Section from 2011-2012.