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Kirkland & Ellis LLP
609 Main Street
Houston, Tx 77002
United States
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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 as well as the FCPA.

Brigham tried several cases in federal court, including against a defendant who stole more than $120 million and another against the former CEO of a publicly traded company for securities fraud. He was also the lead prosecutor in the takedown of 26 defendants in nine states as part of an investigation into a multimillion dollar fraud on an FCC program.

Since joining Kirkland, Brigham has defended corporations and individuals in government investigations and other criminal and regulatory proceedings in connection with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, health care fraud and securities fraud.




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

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

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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.