Mark Filip is a partner in Kirkland’s Chicago and Washington, D.C., offices. Mark leads the Firm’s government enforcement defense and internal investigations group, and he serves as one of the members of the Firm’s worldwide management committee. Mark has deep experience in both private practice and in government service.
In private practice, he leads internal investigations for a wide array of boards and companies, which involve numerous industries, settings, and countries around the world. Mark also represents, for example, several multi-national healthcare companies in government investigations concerning their core products. His clients include some of the largest financial institutions in the world, as well as Fortune 500 companies in diverse industries including professional sports, energy, defense contracting, mining, manufacturing, agricultural production, gaming, and heavy infrastructure. His experience includes investigations by the Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, Federal Trade Commission, Department of Labor, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Congress, Federal Reserve, New York Department of Financial Services, state attorneys general, and foreign regulators, as well as special board committees convened in response to shareholder demands. On the civil side, Mark has an active class action defense practice. This includes, for example, a broad securities practice for clients in a variety of industries. Mark has substantial experience with the federal Multi-District Litigation process, and he has served as a judge in class action matters during his tenure on the federal bench, and as an advocate in such cases in private practice. He is also a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers.