The international law firm Kelley Drye & Warren LLP has announced that Michael E. Rigney has joined the firm as partner in the Litigation Department. Mr. Rigney will practice in the firm's Chicago office.
Mr. Rigney's practice focuses on most aspects of general civil litigation, including commercial disputes, property contamination claims, general environmental concerns, personal injury and chemical exposure actions, regulatory investigations, class actions, and internal investigations.
Previously, Mr. Rigney counseled clients, practiced litigation, and managed attorney practice groups at BP America Inc., a U.S. subsidiary of the premier global integrated oil company. He led teams of lawyers who developed and executed the strategies to resolve the company's largest environmental and litigated matters, partnering often with lawyers from all over the country.