Overview

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, internal investigations, and cross-border transactional and compliance matters, with a focus on anti-corruption, sanctions, anti-money laundering, and related international risks.

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Thought Leadership

Publications

"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

Recognition

Named a "Rising Star" by Illinois Super Lawyers, 2016–2022

Recognized by The Legal 500 U.S. for International Trade, 2020–2022

Memberships & Affiliations

Enforcement Risk in Cross-Border Transactions, University of Chicago School of Law (co-teacher, Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2022) 

Board Member, Chicago Volunteer Legal Services

Credentials

Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2011New York
  • 2011Illinois

Courts

  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin

Education

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

    Washington University Law Review, Executive Editor

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