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

Kirkland & Ellis LLP
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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.


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.


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

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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.

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.