Edgar Mkrtchian is an investment funds associate in the Los Angeles office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP.


Thought Leadership


“Deference and Comity: CFTC Approves Cross-Border Swaps Final Rule,” American Bar Association Banking Law Committee Journal, January 2021

“Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken: CFTC Maintains Aggressive Regulatory and Enforcement Agenda during COVID-19 Pandemic,” Futures Industry Association, October 6, 2020

“CFTC Regulatory and Enforcement Report: 2019 Activity and Outlook,“ The Investment Lawyer, January 2020

“Quality Control and Criminal Justice,” The Regulatory Review, July 15, 2014

“Gift Cards and the Potential for Money Laundering,” The Regulatory Review, April 10, 2014

“North Carolina Coal Ash Spill Renews Debate Over Delayed EPA Regulations,” The Regulatory Review, April 3, 2014

“Can Risk Assessment Help Us Determine if Regulations Kill Jobs?” The Regulatory Review, March 12, 2014

“European Parliament Divided over Proposed E-Cigarette Regulation,” The Regulatory Review, October 12, 2013

“Can a 36-page Standard Contract Avert a Looming Debt Crisis in China?” Oxford Law Society Verdict Magazine, May 2012

Speaking Engagements

“CPO and CTA Developments for 2020,” The Alternative Investment Management Association, December 12, 2019

“International Supply Issues for Project Development,” American Bar Association Business Law Section Annual Meeting, September 14, 2019

“Deploying Weapons of Financial Mass Destruction: Derivatives and Irish Sovereign Debt,” Trinity College Dublin Colloquium, February 2013


Selected as a 2020 "Rising Star" in the field of Securities & Corporate Finance


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2021California
  • 2019District of Columbia
  • 2019Pennsylvania
  • 2018New York


  • English
  • Spanish
  • Armenian


  • Cornell Law SchoolJ.D.2017
  • University of Pennsylvania Law SchoolLL.M.2014
  • Wharton School of the University of PennsylvaniaCertificate in Business and Law2014
  • University of OxfordLL.B.2013
  • Duke UniversityA.B.with Distinction2009