Caitlin Mandel is a litigation partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Caitlin’s practice focuses on representing clients, both corporate and individual, in investigations and enforcement actions before Congress, FINRA, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, among others. She has particular experience in consumer-facing financial products, recently leading a complex internal investigation into a client’s mortgage servicing practices, which concluded in a favorable resolution of a lengthy investigation by a regulator.

Caitlin is actively involved in pro bono activities and has had several successes winning asylum claims on behalf of her clients. She also represented a mother seeking special education services for her daughter in a local public school.



Admissions & Qualifications

  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • Virginia


  • American University Washington College of LawJ.D.cum laude2011

    Gillette-Mussey Fellowship

    Note & Comment Editor, Administrative Law Review

    Alternative Dispute Resolution Team

  • American UniversityM.A.T.2008
  • Hamilton CollegeB.A., Governmentcum laude2006

    Phi Sigma Iota

    Pi Sigma Alpha

    Levitt Fellowship

    News Editor, The Spectator