Mr Asheesh Goel > Kirkland & Ellis LLP > Chicago, United States > Lawyer Profile

Kirkland & Ellis LLP
300 NORTH LASALLE
CHICAGO, IL 60654
United States
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Position

Asheesh focuses on securities enforcement matters, including internal and government investigations and enforcement actions. Asheesh advises clients on the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the U.K. Bribery Act, and other related anti-corruption laws, financial statement and disclosure issues, insider trading and other securities enforcement issues. Asheesh is also a member of the firm’s global management committee.

Career

Former co-chair of Ropes & Gray’s global anti-corruption and risks practice; Former managing partner of Ropes & Gray’s Chicago office; Former Branch Chief, SEC Division of Enforcement.

Memberships

Former co-chair of Ropes & Gray’s global anti-corruption and risks practice; Former managing partner of Ropes & Gray’s Chicago office; Former Branch Chief, SEC Division of Enforcement.

Education

University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 1995; University of Illinois, B.S., Finance, 1992.

Lawyer Rankings

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

Kirkland & Ellis LLP‘s group is led by veteran Washington DC- and Chicago-based white-collar lawyer Mark Filip, who represents corporates, financial institutions and individuals in the gamut of sensitive investigations and criminal prosecutions. Filip and Chicago-based Mark Schneider are representing Allergan in various state and federal government investigations, congressional inquiries and civil suits related to its sale and marketing of opioid painkillers. The duo are also representing Teva Pharmaceuticals together with Houston’s Brigham Cannon and New York’s Henry DePippo in related DOJ and SEC investigations into alleged FCPA violations; they secured a civil settlement with the latter and a deferred prosecution agreement with the former. In terms of individuals, Mark HolscherJeff Sinek and Michael Shipley (all in Los Angeles) successfully defended, as co-counsel with a team from Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Eric Pulier against criminal proceedings initiated by the DOJ arising from fraud allegations relating to the sale of his company, ServiceMesh, to Computer Science Corporation; all charges were dropped. Other key team members include Chicago’s Asheesh Goel, Kim Nemirow and Elizabeth Hess and Washington DC’s Erica Williams. In 2018-2019, the team lost a number of individuals to the administration, including Robert Khuzami, Brian Benczkowski, John Lausch, and also William Barr, who was confirmed as US Attorney General in February 2019.

India > Foreign firms

Kirkland & Ellis LLP acts for global clients operating in India on matters relating to M&A, special situations, litigation and arbitration, and tax structuring as well as intellectual property. The firm is well-versed in anti-corruption, international risks investigations and enforcement actions. Chicago-based Srinivas Kaushik leads advice on mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts and investments, while Asheesh Goel focuses on securities enforcement matters. White-collar crime and compliance expert Cori Lable is a name to note from the Hong Kong office.