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Kirkland & Ellis LLP
United States

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Joshua Rabinovitz is a partner in the Litigation Practice Group, where he focuses on securities and other financial litigation. His clients have included AbbVie, Boeing, Deloitte, Dow Chemical, General Motors, H.I.G. Capital, Medtronic, and Rio Tinto.

Josh frequently argues as lead courtroom counsel, recently winning favorable decisions after oral argument at both the trial and appellate levels. He also routinely advises boards, in-house counsel, and company executives on litigation and corporate governance considerations.

Josh has been recognized as a leading securities litigator by The Legal 500 U.S. from 2014–2019. Prior to joining the firm, Josh was a Trial Attorney at the United States Department of Justice, Civil Division, where he handled a broad range of federal litigation nationwide. From 2011 to 2013, he also served as a Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago Law School.


University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 2000, with Honors, Harold and Milton Durchslag Scholar, Donald Egan Scholar, Articles Editor, University of Chicago Law Review; Northwestern University, B.A., History, 1997, cum laude, with Departmental Honors.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Dispute resolution > Securities litigation: defense

Kirkland & Ellis LLP has a vast corporate client base, as well as strong relationships with accountants and private equity firms, which generate a high volume of high-stakes securities litigation and regulatory enforcement work. Frequently active for corporate issuers in 10b5 class actions and derivative suits, the firm is able to parallel actions brought by the SEC or other federal and state regulators that may be concurrent with private litigation and often involve allegations of false or misleading disclosures to shareholders, insider trading and other types of financial misconduct. It is active in many fora across the US from its offices in New York, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles and Washington DC. The practice is led by Sandra Goldstein in New York, who has a 30-year track record of success in both M&A and securities litigation, and Mark Filip in Chicago, who handles both regulatory enforcement matters and litigation. Joshua Rabinovitz in Washington DC is also recommended for securities and other financial litigation.