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Kirkland & Ellis LLP
609 Main Street
Houston, Tx 77002
United States


Brigham represents corporate and individual clients in white collar and regulatory defense matters, including involving the FCPA, securities laws, and the False Claims Act. Brigham frequently represents his clients before the Department of Justice, the SEC, state Attorneys General, and other regulatory agencies. He also regularly leads internal investigations, advises companies on the effectiveness of their compliance programs, and assists companies who are facing investigations by enforcement agencies outside the United States.

Brigham joined the Firm after spending more than four years as a prosecutor with the Department of Justice in the Fraud Section of the Criminal Division. He joined the Department of Justice as a Trial Attorney through the Attorney General’s Honors Program and led investigations and prosecutions into a wide variety of white collar crimes, including bank, wire, mail, and securities fraud, money laundering, and the FCPA.




Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School, J.D., 2005, cum laude, Lead Articles Editor, BYU Law Review; Brigham Young University, B.A.

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Leading lawyers: Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense: advice to corporates)

Brigham Cannon –Kirkland & Ellis LLP

The ‘diverse and very intelligent and experienced’ team at Kirkland & Ellis LLP has a wealth of experience in dealing with high-profile investigations by enforcement authorities for both individuals and corporate clients. On the individual’s side, the firm has considerable experience in representing senior executives in House and Senate inquiries. Practice heads Mark Filip and Asheesh Goel work across the Washington DC and Chicago offices, and oversee a team which includes former DOJ, SEC and FTC attorneys. Filip is recommend for enforcement defense and internal investigations, while Goel is recommended for securities enforcement, FCPA matters, economic sanctions and money laundering matters. Brigham Cannon handles white-collar and regulatory defense, and also compliance matters. In September 2021, the team was strengthened with the arrival of Nader Salehi from Sidley Austin LLP and Kyle DeYoung from Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP; and in Dallas with the joining of Erin Nealy Cox. Erica Williams left for an in-house role at the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) in early 2022. Named attorneys are based in Washington DC unless otherwise stated.