Michael Saretsky


Michael Saretsky is an Associate in the Environmental Transactional Practice Group of Kirkland & Ellis LLP’s San Francisco office. Michael counsels clients in transactional aspects of environmental law in the context of mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, financing transactions, bankruptcies and real estate transactions, with a particular focus on the allocation of environmental liabilities and risks, and environmental regulatory compliance matters. His experience cuts across all industries, with particular emphasis in the energy, manufacturing and services sectors, and he is particularly interested in the evolving intersection of energy, environment, and innovation.

Michael graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania, receiving a B.A. in Sociology and French. Michael received his Juris Doctor degree with honors from George Washington University Law School. While at GW Law, he served as Senior Production Editor for the Journal of Energy and Environmental Law and was actively involved in the Environmental Law Association. In addition, Michael received an M.A. in International Science and Technology Policy at GW’s Elliott School of International Affairs. Prior to joining Kirkland & Ellis, Michael served as legal counsel in the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy in Washington, DC, and also served as an adjunct professor in GW Law’s scholarly writing program focused on environmental and energy legal issues.