Cori A. Lable

Registered Foreign Lawyer (Kirkland & Ellis, Hong Kong) and Partner (Kirkland & Ellis LLP, U.S.) Litigation


Cori’s knowledge of the law is beyond comparison in the region... she has a strong commercial sense and will think outside the box for clients to get a positive end result. - Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2022

Cori Lable is a registered foreign lawyer in Kirkland & Ellis’ Hong Kong office and a member of the Firm’s Government & Internal Investigations Practice Group. She is also a partner in Kirkland & Ellis LLP (U.S.). She concentrates her practice on advising multinational clients throughout Asia on international risks related to cross-border investments and operations, including corruption, money laundering, economic sanctions and financial fraud. Cori has extensive experience working with clients in the private equity, asset management, industrials, and pharmaceutical and medical device sectors facing regulatory and criminal enforcement actions related to potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other U.S. securities, trade compliance and export controls statutes.

Cori has been named as a leading anti-corruption practitioner for India and China by Legal 500 Asia Pacific, Chambers Asia-Pacific, Chambers Greater China and Chambers Global, in which clients praised her “broad experience on compliance matters and internal investigations across Asia,” and singled her out for “great knowledge and acumen in terms of moving the deal forward, navigating the local legal landscape and best protecting clients.” According to Chambers Greater China, Cori is recognized as “an expert on matters relating to anti-corruption and financial misconduct, as well as internal investigations.” A client opined that she is “a steadfast and experienced counsel with a very solid relationship with the major PE firms.” She is also “excellent for transactions involving multiple investors and is skilled at navigating complex issues in challenging markets”, while offering “very pragmatic advice.” India Business Law Journal has described Cori as “the best in class in the FCPA practice area.” Cori’s practice spans the Asia-Pacific region, where she has led numerous investigations in jurisdictions including India, China, Japan, Korea and Malaysia.

Cori also regularly advises clients on anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, sanctions, trade compliance risk assessments and due diligence related to investments and acquisitions in Asia; global cybersecurity and data breach investigations and litigation; provides advice on the design and implementation of international risk compliance programs; and publishes and speaks frequently on these topics across Asia.


Thought Leadership


Co-author, “INSIGHT: Hong Kong Financial Regulator Can Seize Devices, Access Accounts,” Bloomberg Law (April 27, 2020)

Co-author, “Hong Kong’s Corruption and Markets Regulators Have Signed a Collaboration Memorandum to Combat Financial Crime,” Hong Kong Lawyer (December 9, 2019)

Co-author, “Newly Released Draft Measures on Data Security Management Strengthen China’s Data Protection Framework,” Pratt's Privacy & Cybersecurity Law Report (November/December 2019)

Co-author, “The U.S. Probe of Chinese Banks—What Counterparties Need to Know,” Bloomberg Law (September 6, 2019)

Co-author, “Shifting U.S. Enforcement Priorities—Should Chinese Companies be Worried,” Bloomberg Law (June 17, 2019)

Co-author, “A Shift in U.S. FCPA Policy—Should Chinese Companies be Worried?” Bloomberg Law (June 10, 2019)

Co-author, “India From Baksheesh to Bribery: Understanding the Global Fight Against Corruption and Graft,” Oxford University Press (April 2019)

Quoted, “From the March Issue: Adapting to Volatility,” Asian Legal Business (March 27, 2019)

Co-author, “Anti-corruption due diligence in cross-border transactions,” Thomson Reuters (March 19, 2019)

Quoted, “What's Next: Google & The Great Firewall, Plus Taking Net Neutrality to SCOTUS?” (August 8, 2018)

Co-author, “Heads or Tails? Are Europe’s GDPR and China’s Cybersecurity Law Two Sides of the Same Coin?” China Business Law Journal (May 25, 2018)

Quoted, “The GDPR and China’s Cyber Law: Following One Doesn't Mean Following Both,” The American Lawyer (May 24, 2018)

Co-author, “Singapore Introduces Deferred Prosecution Agreements,” New York University Compliance and Enforcement Blog (April 4, 2018)

Co-author, “Challenges and Advice for Multinational Companies in Complying With Chinese Cybersecurity Law,” New York Law Journal (February 2018)

Co-author, “How Should Chinese Companies Face Increased U.S. Enforcement Risk From Their Global Business Operations?” China Business Law Journal (January 31, 2018)

Co-author, “U.S. Expands Efforts to Target Corrupt Foreign Officials,” Westlaw Journal on White-Collar Crime (August 2017)

Co-author, “Third parties – corruption risk and control,” Fraud Intelligence (June/July 2016)

Co-author, “Clearing India’s corruption hurdle,” PERE News (June 2016)

Co-author, “From Corruption To AML: The Future Of Chinese Enforcement,” Law360 (March 2016)

Co-author, “Bribery and Corruption Reporting Obligations: China,” Practical Law Global (July 2015) (updated August 2017)

Co-author, “Corruption and Bribery Concerns Affecting Japanese Pharmaceutical Companies Operating in the United States,” New York Pharma Forum (January 2015)


Panelist, “Focus on APAC: A Look Back at 2020 and What Lies Ahead in 2021,” Legility Symposium (May 2021) 

Panelist, “Technology, Behavioral Science and Investigations,” GIR Regional Spotlight Asia Conference (December 2020)

Panelist, “WeChat, TikTok, and Messaging Applications: U.S. Regulatory Implications for Private Fund Sponsors,” Kirkland Regulatory Solutions Group Webinar (September 2020)

Presenter, “Regulatory Issues in Cross-Border M&A,” Nishimura & Asahi Cross Border M&A Seminar, Tokyo (February 2020)

Co-Presenter, “Compliance Representations and Warranties in Cross-Border Transactions,” Japanese Institute of International Business Law, Tokyo (February 2020)

Panelist, “Conflicts of Interest: Local Issue, Global Dilemma,” Blackpeak Seminar, Hong Kong (November 2019)

Moderator, “’Speak Up’ and Whistleblowing: Encouraging Internal Reporting and Open Lines of Communication,” ACI Asia-Pacific Summit on Anti-Corruption, Singapore (October 2019)

Keynote Speaker, “Fundamentals of Cybersecurity,” American Women’s Association, Hong Kong (February 2019)

Moderator, “Global Turbulence, Regional Solutions,” AVCJ India Forum, Mumbai (December 2018)

Keynote Speaker, “Diligence and Compliance Pre- and Post-Transaction,” Exiger Lunch & Learn Seminar, Hong Kong (October 2018)

Presenter, “U.S. Economic Sanctions and Regulatory Developments Affecting Cross-Border Transactions,” Kirkland & Ellis Client Seminar, Tokyo (May 2018)

Moderator, “Focus: India,” Asialaw Asia-Pacific In-House Counsel Legal Summit, Hong Kong (May 2018)

Presenter, “Cybersecurity: Global Legal and Compliance Developments,” IDEX Legal Counsel Congress Roundtable, Mumbai (April 2017)

Panelist, “International White Collar Practice,” Women’s White Collar Defense Association Annual Meeting, Miami (March 2017)

Moderator, “What keeps us awake at night — the industry perspective,” Ethixbase — 2nd Asia Pacific Ethics & Compliance Summit, Singapore (November 2016)

Presenter, “Focus on India,” AdvaMed/APACMed Legal & Compliance Meeting, Singapore (November 2016)

Panelist, “Cybersecurity for Alternative Investments: Managing Operational and Regulatory Risks,” Eze Castle Integration Regulatory Seminar, Hong Kong (November 2016)

Panelist, “Trends in Compliance and Investigations,” Thomson Reuters APAC Legal Workshop, Hong Kong (May 2016)

Panelist, “Stake in India: Emerging Issues for Sophisticated Investors,” IDEX Legal Counsel Congress Roundtable, Mumbai (April 2016)

Panelist, “How to Control Risks When Working with Consultants and Facilitators,” ACI's 5th India Summit on Anti-Corruption, New Delhi (February 2016)

Panelist, “Cyber Crime and Virtual Currencies,” ABA Criminal Justice Section White Collar Crime Institute, Shanghai (November 2015)

Panelist, “Asia E-Discovery Best Practices,” Epiq Systems Strategic Advisory Meeting, Hong Kong (June 2015)

Panelist, “Legal and Practical Considerations in Conducting a Corruption or Fraud Investigation: The First 48 Hours,” Global Legal Confex, Delhi (April 2015)

Panelist, “Anti-Corruption Issues When Selling into China,” ABA Section of International Law Teleconference (June 2014)

Panelist, “Anti-Corruption Compliance in the Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices Industry,” Knowledge Congress Webinar (May 2014)

Presenter, Ropes & Gray/McKinsey & Company Shanghai Medical Device Roundtable (April 2014)


“Litigation Star,” White Collar Crime, Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific (2020–2024)

“A-List Visionaries (International),” China Business Law Journal (2023–2024)

Leading Individual in Anti-Corruption and Compliance, Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2017–2024)

Leading Lawyer in Corporate Investigations/Anti-Corruption (International Firms) — China, Chambers Global (2018–2024)

Leading Lawyer in Corporate Investigations/Anti-Corruption (International Firms) — China, Chambers Greater China (2022–2024), Chambers Asia-Pacific (2017–2021)

“Highly Regarded” and “Women Leaders,” Financial Services Regulatory, IFLR1000 (2022–2023) 

Recommended in Business Crime Defense & Investigations, Mainland China & Hong Kong SAR, Who's Who Legal (2022)

“White Collar Crime Lawyer of the Year,” Euromoney APAC Women in Business Law Awards (2022) 

Honoree, Global Investigations Review, “Women in Investigations” (2021) 

“Top 100 Women in Litigation,” White Collar Crime, China and Hong Kong, Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific (2020–2021)

“Dispute Resolution Star,” White Collar Crime, Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific (2019)

Finalist, “Rising Star of the Year,” Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards (2015)

“Rising Star,” White-Collar Criminal Defense, Massachusetts Super Lawyers (2012–2015)

“Rising Star,” White-Collar Criminal Defense, Top Women Lawyers in Massachusetts (2013–2015)

Memberships & Affiliations

Executive Committee, Hong Kong Chapter, Women’s White Collar Defense Association (2017–present)

Mentor, Women in Law Hong Kong Mentoring Programme (2016–present)

Board of Directors, Playworks Massachusetts (2012–2014)

Member, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Leadership Council (2010–2014)


Admissions & Qualifications

  • Hong KongRegistered Foreign Lawyer
  • 2023California
  • 2004Massachusetts


  • United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit


  • Yale Law SchoolJ.D.2004
  • Cambridge UniversityM.Phil., Historical Studies2001
  • Yale UniversityB.A., Historymagna cum laude1998