Partner, Kirkland & Ellis
Nader Salehi is a partner in the Government, Regulatory and Internal Investigations Practice Group in the Washington, D.C., office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Nader represents clients in high-profile and complex internal and government investigations, and has regularly counseled investment banks, fund managers and public companies in matters of enterprise-wide significance. He has led numerous clients through their most significant matters involving the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), and other federal and state regulators.
His enforcement practice often involves the investigation and defense of complex financial and disclosure issues, particularly those involving allegations of insider trading, manipulation and financial misstatements. Nader also regularly advises financial institutions and public companies on the investigation and defense of actual or potential “whistleblower” claims. Nader is a frequent speaker at major industry events, including the SIFMA C&L Annual Conference and PLI’s Broker Dealer Regulation and Enforcement Conference.
Nader has been recognized regularly as a leading lawyer in the area of securities regulation and enforcement by Chambers USA, where he is described by clients as “a phenomenal lawyer,” a “go-to for sensitive internal investigations,” and “an insightful counsel in difficult situations.” He also has been recognized consistently as one the Best Lawyers in America for Securities and Capital Markets matters. Nader began his career in the SEC’s Division of Enforcement in Washington, D.C.