Partner, Kirkland & Ellis
Asheesh Goel is a one of the leaders of Kirkland’s government & internal investigations practice and serves on the Firm’s Executive Committee. Asheesh advises clients on securities enforcement matters, including internal investigations, government investigations and enforcement actions. Asheesh has developed substantial depth on enforcement matters and transactional issues involving the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other related laws, financial statement and disclosure issues, insider trading and other securities enforcement issues.
Chambers USA noted that he is “very thorough and strategic in the way he thinks with a very sharp and well-developed legal mind.” Chambers Global noted “peers are impressed with the strategic approach of Asheesh Goel,” “deep regulatory experience sees him regularly handling cross-border securities enforcement matters and FCPA issues” and that “[c]lients highlight his ‘great industry knowledge’ and also praise his diplomatic manner, calling him ‘a master of handling difficult conversations.’”
Asheesh’s development of innovative risk management and mapping tools has been featured in publications including the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times and the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. He also teaches a class at the University of Chicago Law School entitled, “International Risks in Cross-Border Transactions.”
Prior to joining Kirkland, Asheesh was the co-chair of Ropes & Gray’s global anti-corruption and international risks practice and managing partner of the Chicago office. Asheesh also held the position of branch chief with the Securities & Exchange Commission, Division of Enforcement, where he spearheaded numerous high-profile investigations and litigation involving financial statement and disclosure fraud, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, insider trading, investment advisory fraud and other potential violations of the securities laws. During his tenure at the SEC, Asheesh received three Special Act Awards for exemplary work on investigations and litigation.