Nick Niles is a partner in the Government & Internal Investigations Group in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Nick represents and counsels clients on government enforcement actions, complex commercial litigation, internal investigations, and cross-border transactional matters, with a focus on anti-corruption and related international risks.


Thought Leadership


"Effective International Risk Strategies for Nontraditional Investments," Bloomberg Law Securities Regulation & Law Report, February 5, 2018

Press Mentions

Quoted in, "Local Lawyers Help Malian Woman Gain Asylum After Years of Abuse," Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, August 31, 2012


Illinois Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2016–2018

Memberships & Affiliations

Member, Junior Board of Chicago Volunteer Legal Services


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2011New York
  • 2011Illinois


  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin


  • Washington University in St. Louis, School of LawJ.D.magna cum laude2010

    Executive Editor, Washington University Law Review

  • Washington University in St. LouisB.A., Political Science2007