Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations Department

District of Columbia
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What the team is known for Exemplary litigation practice with a national and global reach. Acts for large multinational corporations in white-collar litigation and complex enforcement proceedings. Represents clients from a broad range of sectors, including pharmaceuticals, financial services and technology. Known for the strength of its trial practice as well as its ability to handle investigations brought by the SEC, DOJ and other government bodies. Also regularly appears before arbitration panels and appellate courts.

Strengths"I'd immediately turn to them again in the future - I'm a huge fan of the firm," one impressed client notes, citing their "competence and ability to offer great insight, and they handle themselves incredibly well."

A further interviewee comments:"Their breadth of experience allows them to provide grounded advice which is both quick and practical."

"It's a top-notch firm with tremendous experience as go-to counsel for most private equity firms across the globe," a source adds.

Work highlights Acted as court-appointed monitor for Pacific Gas & Electric in the wake of criminal convictions relating to record keeping, and obstruction of justice arising from an explosion at one of the company's pipelines.

Notable practitioners

Neil Eggleston
's impressive government experience includes serving as White House counsel to President Obama, and he draws upon this expertise to represent major corporations under investigation for a broad variety of issues. Interviewees describe him as an "extremely sophisticated, plugged-in and smart attorney," adding: "He's the guy you want to bring to the table for a big board meeting."