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Kirkland & Ellis LLP
1301 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C., 20004
United States
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Neil has a distinguished record of public service. He was White House Counsel to President Obama and advised on all legal and constitutional issues across a broad spectrum of domestic and foreign policy matters. Previously, Neil served as Chief Appellate Attorney for the Southern District of New York. He also served as a law clerk for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and for Chief Justice Warren Burger on the U.S. Supreme Court. Neil advises corporations and boards on a wide range of legal issues.


Duke University, B.A. Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, J.D.

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United States > Dispute resolution > Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

Kirkland & Ellis LLP‘s team has developed a reputation for handling criminal defense for multinational corporations, financial institutions and their officers before the spectrum of US and foreign regulators, as well as enforcement authorities. In addition to criminal matters, the Washington DC office, where department head Mark Filip is based (although he also works from the Chicago office), is particularly known for handling politically sensitive issues, including in relation to congressional investigations. In New York, Henry DePippo takes the lead on FCA matters; in Washington DC, Neil Eggleston draws on significant experience in congressional investigations; Chicago’s Asheesh Goel is a specialist in anti-corruption and AML issues, along with economic sanctions issues and insider trading cases; while Mark Holscher in Los Angeles is often instructed to coordinate internal investigations, and handle representations concerning insider trading, stock manipulation and criminal environmental allegations. New York’s Bob Allen is the name to note for securities fraud cases and Washington DC’s Brigham Cannon is an expert in FCPA. In 2019, the group in Washington DC added a team from Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, including Richard Cunningham – boosting the office’s ability to handle cyber-security issues – and in Chicago, the firm welcomed former Illinois attorney general Lisa Madigan.