Lindsey Beran is a litigation partner in the Dallas office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Her practice focuses on government and internal investigations. Lindsey is a former federal prosecutor, with experience in both criminal and civil federal enforcement. She served as an Assistant United States Attorney with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Texas for over seven years, where she held leadership positions in the office, including as Deputy Civil Chief and Opioid Coordinator.
As an Assistant U.S. Attorney and Deputy Chief in the Civil Division, Lindsey handled a varied docket of affirmative civil matters, recovering tens of millions of dollars in fraud proceeds on behalf of taxpayers, and is well-versed in the intricacies of False Claims Act and Controlled Substance Act investigations and litigation. During her time in the Criminal Division, Lindsey investigated and prosecuted a wide variety of cases, including healthcare fraud, financial fraud, environmental matters, and complex narcotics distribution matters that required the use of innovative legal theories and cyber tools. Lindsey is an experienced courtroom advocate and during her time in the U.S. Attorney’s office obtained convictions and favorable verdicts on behalf of the government in several jury trials.
Contributor, “Ch. 11: How to Be a Great Lawyer: The Path from Law School to Success,” Wiley, 2022
Recipient, Council of Inspector General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE) Award, 2020
Recipient, Achievement in Recognition of Work to Reduce Violent Crime, City of Irving Police Department, 2021
Memberships & Affiliations
Admissions & Qualifications
- Southern Methodist University Dedman School of LawJ.D.summa cum laude2006
Order of the Coif
Staff Member, SMU Law Review, 2004–2005Comments and Casenote Editor, SMU Law Review, 2005–2006
- Wake Forest UniversityB.A., Politics & Spanishcum laude2002Dean's List