Hunter J. Kendrick

Hunter J. Kendrick

Senior Associate
Washington, D.C.

Email hunter.kendrick@​

Phone +1 202 637 6855

Fax +1 202 637 5910

Practice groupGlobal Regulatory

Hunter Kendrick knows how to make a point. In both oral and written communications, Hunter has a history of rhetorical excellence, and he uses those skills to help his clients achieve their goals. Whether he's arguing in court, drafting briefs, or negotiating with regulators or opposing counsel, Hunter's ability to advocate for his clients is an invaluable asset.

Hunter represents clients in a diverse range of environmental litigation and regulatory matters. He has experience in general commercial litigation, internal investigations, and government enforcement actions involving the Clean Air Act. He also has wide-ranging experience negotiating with federal and state regulators – including representatives of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of the Interior, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. His clients span the automotive, energy and natural resources, and chemical industries, and he has advised his clients on issues as diverse as federal automotive safety requirements and liability under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act. Hunter also maintains an extensive pro bono practice.

Hunter graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he received the Eppa Hunton IV Memorial Book Award for demonstrating an unusual aptitude in litigation. He was a finalist in the William Minor Lile Moot Court Competition and also won the Shoemaker Moot Court Award, the Paul Hastings Moot Court Award, and the Bracewell & Giuliani Best Oralist Award. As a member of the school's prosecution clinic, he tried dozens of cases in General District Court and negotiated plea deals in dozens more. He was also a member of the Virginia Environmental Law Journal.

Before joining the firm, Hunter served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable John G. Heyburn II and the Honorable David J. Hale, both sitting in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky.

Education and admissions


J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 2014

B.A., University of Kentucky, summa cum laude, 2011

Bar admissions and qualifications

District of Columbia


Court admissions

U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky

U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

Representative experience

Represented automotive aftermarket suppliers in EPA enforcement actions.

Intervened in existing federal litigation on behalf of an automotive OEM to protect the OEM's confidential business information.

Represented public utility in negotiations over amending a conservation easement.

Advised a major ride-sharing company on various compliance issues presented by expanding operations to multiple cities around the world.

Represented an oil refinery in a Clean Air Act enforcement action and replacement of an existing consent decree.

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