Ariel Giumarelli is a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP and member of the ESG & Impact Practice Group, which advises some of the world's most sophisticated companies and private equity firms on complex and evolving issues related to environmental, social and governance (ESG), human rights and climate-related regulatory requirements, strategic opportunities and reporting frameworks.

Ariel's practice focuses on counseling clients on business and human rights. She has supported clients across a broad range of human rights topics by providing legal analysis, regulatory tracking, risk assessments, due diligence and compliance building. She has advised on these topics across a wide range of industries, including technology, hotel & travel, telecommunications, agriculture, food & beverage, mining, oil & gas, apparel, pharmaceutical, and security & defense. Ariel has counseled clients regarding human rights concerns before the United Nations, the U.S. State Department, the White House, OECD National Contact Points, various European institutions, and the American Bar Association. Ariel also has experience in anticorruption, investigations and regulatory enforcement, corporate governance and capital markets.


Thought Leadership

Speaking Engagements

Moderator, “Supply Chain Sustainability and Human Rights,” PEI Responsible Investment Forum, February 21, 2024

Panelist, “Global ESG Regulatory Overview,” SCCE ESG and Compliance Conference, November 30, 2023

Memberships & Affiliations

Board of Directors, Harvard Law School Association of Washington, D.C.

Member, International Bar Association

Member, American Bar Association

Member, Hispanic National Bar Association


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2022District of Columbia
  • 2020New York


  • Harvard Law SchoolJ.D.2017

    Board Member, Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review

    Member, International Human Rights Clinic

  • University of OxfordExecutive Certificate on Leading Sustainable Corporations2021
  • Florida State UniversityB.S., Economics & English Literature2012
    Honors Program