Kirkland & Ellis
Kirkland & Ellis has one of the largest government, regulatory and internal investigations (GR&II) groups in the world with approximately 75 attorneys, who work on white-collar criminal defence and securities enforcement matters, including more than 30 who previously served as federal prosecutors, Justice Department officials or in the Securities and Exchange Commission. Kirkland’s GR&II group is best known for representing Fortune 500 companies and their officers and directors in their most sensitive matters, which typically are resolved confidentially but also have included some of the largest public representations in history. Kirkland GR&II lawyers have represented corporations, their boards of directors, and individual corporate leaders in numerous significant investigations and prosecutions. These matters have variously included allegations of healthcare fraud, environmental crimes, privacy issues, securities fraud, export/import and Office of Foreign Assets Control, UK Bribery Act violations, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations, bank fraud, false claims (qui tam) and whistleblower retaliation violations, money laundering, criminal antitrust violations, financial and accounting fraud, and obstruction of justice.
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