Eleni Kouimelis

Partner at Winston & Strawn LLP

Eleni Kouimelis

Eleni Kouimelis

Partner at Winston & Strawn LLP

Biography

Eleni Kouimelis focuses her practice on environmental issues that arise in a variety of contexts, including transactions, compliance counseling, and litigation. She provides compliance counseling to diverse industrial and manufacturing clients in all the environmental media, including designing and implementing audit and sustainability programs, strategic planning, and permitting and siting approval. In addition, Eleni advises clients in the remediation and redevelopment of contaminated properties under both voluntary and government-mandated cleanups. She represents clients in environmental enforcement actions brought by federal, state, and local authorities in jurisdictions throughout the United States, and in private party litigation involving contaminated property. Eleni also advises clients in corporate and real estate transactions, including acquisitions, divestitures, financings, and securities offerings.

Honors & Awards

* Listed in Chambers USA in Environmental Law every year since 2011
* Listed in Best Lawyers in America for Environmental Law and Litigation – Environmental from 2009-2020
* Named an Illinois Super Lawyer every year since 2010
* Listed in Who’s Who Legal from 2015-2018 for environmental
* Selected by the United Hellenic Voters of America to be honored as “The Most Distinguished Greek-American of 2017” in Leadership
* Featured in the 2014 issue of the Real Estate, Construction, and Environmental edition of Leading Lawyers Magazine in an article titled, “Environmental Lawyer Sees Her Practice as Driven Journey”
* Recognized by Leading Lawyers Magazine in the 2012 Women’s Edition, as well as ranked among the Top 50 women attorneys
* Recognized by Corporate Counsel and The American Lawyer magazines as a 2013 Top Rated Lawyer for Energy, Environmental, and Natural Resources

Activities

Eleni is a founding member and president of Hellenic Legal Assistance Services, a not for profit legal aid clinic. Eleni is a board member of the Hellenic Foundation and a board member of the Hellenic Bar Association Foundation. She is also a member on the Board of Advisors for the MS in Sustainable Management at DePaul University.

Credentials

Eleni received a B.A. from the University of Illinois in 1982. She received a J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law in 1985, where she was a member of the Loyola Law Review.

Publications & Speaking Engagements

Eleni frequently speaks and writes articles on a variety of environmental subject areas.

Eleni wrote the Environmental Disclosure Requirements chapter for Environmental Law in Illinois Corporate and Real Estate Transactions, published in 2007 (co-author) and updated in 2016, as well as the Environmental chapter of Equipment Leasing–Leveraged Leasing published by the Practising Law Institute in 1999 (author) and 2004 (co-author), must recently updated in 2014.

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Hellenic Legal Assistance Services

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Education
JD
Class of 1985

Loyola University Chicago School of Law is the law school of the Loyola University Chicago, in Illinois. Established in 1909, by the Society of Jesus, the Roman Catholic order of the Jesuits, the School of Law is located in downtown Chicago, within walking distance of the Water Tower (only surviving downtown building of the 1871 Great Chicago Fire), the John Hancock Center (one of the tallest buildings in the United States), Holy Name Cathedral and the Magnificent Mile of North Michigan Avenue. Loyola University Chicago School of Law offers degrees and combined degree programs, including the S.J.D., the equivalent of the Doctorate Degree in Law. Loyola University Chicago and its Water Tower campus also holds art exhibitions and other cultural events.

BA, Phi Beta Kappa
Class of 1982

UIC is a major research university offering the cultural, business and entertainment opportunities you can only find in a world-class city. As one of the top 200 research-funded institutions in the world, UIC faculty discover the things that others teach. Choose from 15 academic colleges including the UIC College of Medicine-the largest in the nation-which educates one in six Illinois physicians. With nearly 2,574 instructional faculty members, there is one faculty member to every 11 students, which allows for a more personal learning experience. What's more, 75 percent of tenured faculty members teach undergraduate courses and 83 percent of full-time instructional faculty have earned a PhD or equivalent.

Memberships
President
Current

In February 1951, a group of Greek attorneys founded the Hellenic Bar Association of Illinois ("HBA"), the largest and oldest Greek-American bar association in Illinois. Most of the early members were born in Greece, came to this country as young immigrants and were educated in colleges and law schools in Chicago, while in most cases, working their way through school. As time went on, first generation Greek American lawyers became more prevalent as members as they were products of an ethnic culture that mandated learning and education. Nowadays, the Hellenic Bar Association consists of multi-generational Greek Americans and Philhellenes.

Member
Prior

The Loyola Law Review was first published in 1920 as the Loyola Law Journal. The Loyola Law Review is published four times annually, and is produced by a select group of students from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. The Law Review is distributed across the nation and around the world.

Career History
Partner
1989 - Current

Winston & Strawn LLP provides legal services. The company's practice areas include antitrust & trade regulations, employment & labor relations, intellectual property, taxation & trusts, and estates. It was founded in 1853 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Assistant Regional Counsel, Region 5
Prior

United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or sometimes USEPA) is an agency of the U.S. federal government which was created for the purpose of protecting human health and the environment by writing and enforcing regulations based on laws passed by Congress.

Founding Member
Tenure Unconfirmed
Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
Current
Member, Board of Directors
Current
Co-Chair, Board of Directors
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Transactions
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Alta Equipment Group, Inc. purchases Alta Equipment Co.

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Rhône Capital LLC, Wellbore Integrity Solutions LLC purchase Schlumberger NV /Fishing & Tubulars Bus from Schlumberger BV, Schlumberger Ltd.

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Performance Food Group Co. purchases Reinhart FoodService LLC from Reyes Holdings LLC

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