Kirkland & Ellis

Kirkland & Ellis has one of the largest Government, Regulatory & Internal Investigation (GR&II) groups in the word, with over 190 attorneys who work on securities and futures enforcement, securities advisory and compliance, and white-collar criminal defense matters. Our team includes more than 35 former senior enforcement professionals from the SEC, DOJ, FTC, DHS, U.S. Senate and SFO. Our team represents and counsels clients in SEC, DOJ and other market regulators’ investigation and in internal investigations involving various securities and commodities laws, including allegations of financial and accounting fraud, disclosure issues, FCPA, auditor liability, private fund examinations and enforcement actions, offering fraud, insider trading, market manipulation, money laundering and other broker-dealer and investment adviser violations. We represent financial services organizations, public companies, fund advisers, accounting firms and other major market participants, as well as individuals.

Recently, we have led the significant investigations of two of the largest investment banks in the world, JPMorgan Chase and Goldman Sachs in each of their most important cases in their docket. These representations highlight the strength of our bench in handling the most pressing issues facing the financial services industry. In addition, Kirkland was retained earlier this year to represent Nikola Motors in the high-profile matter related to allegations made in the report issued by Hindenburg Research and follow on DOJ and SEC investigations.

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