Amber Whipkey > Kirkland & Ellis LLP > Washington DC, United States > Lawyer Profile

Kirkland & Ellis LLP
1301 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C., 20004
United States

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Amber Whipkey is of counsel in the Litigation Practice Group in the Washington, D.C., office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Amber’s practice focuses on representing clients, both corporate and individual, in matters related to a broad range of enforcement investigations including those conducted by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), among others. In addition, Amber’s extensive experience with large-scale litigation and e-discovery best practices enables her to help clients better prepare for and respond to discovery requests in various stages of litigation and investigations.


  • Fordham University School of LawJ.D.
  • The George Washington UniversityB.A., International Affairs

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Dispute resolution > E-discovery

Kirkland & Ellis LLP is appreciated by peers and clients alike as it is ‘ very strong technically, thoroughly understands all things e-discovery, and is diligent, persistent and pays great attention to detail.’  Primarily advising on discovery strategy in the context of complex litigation, the firm also handles antitrust and regulatory responses, high-volume due diligence and data-intensive internal investigations. The ‘excellent’ Michelle Six chairs the firm’s electronic discovery committee from New York, and assists with data loss and records retention issues, in addition to challenges posed by emerging technologies. Vanessa Barsanti returned to the firm’s Chicago office from Redgrave LLP in January 2021, having departed six months earlier. Of counsel Amber Whipkey arrived in Washington DC from WilmerHale in May 2021.