Sandra Ghobraiel is an associate in the Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity Practice Groups and member of the Insurance Transactions and Regulatory team in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Sandra advises U.S. and international insurers on a comprehensive range of transactional and regulatory matters, including mergers and acquisitions, reinsurance, reorganizations, and corporate governance. She has represented and served as regulatory counsel for private equity funds and other sponsors in the acquisition of insurance entities, including managing general agents, captive insurers, and insurance intermediaries.

Prior to joining Kirkland, Sandra advised on the formation, licensing and structuring of compliant business operations for such entities. She has also assisted global insurers and intermediaries in navigating U.S. insurance regulations relating to the production of insurance, compensation and fee arrangements, insurance data privacy and insurance trade practices.

Admissions & Qualifications

  • Not admitted to practice in Illinois 
  • 2019, New York


  • English
  • Arabic


  • Queen Mary University of LondonLL.M., Corporate and Commercial Law2018
  • Georgetown University Law CenterJ.D.2017
  • Rutgers UniversityB.A., Political Science & Criminal Justicemagna cum laude2013