Abbey Raish is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP and provides legal advice on ESG to public and private companies, financial institutions and private equity firms in connection with a variety of corporate and transactional matters. Her practice focuses specifically on ESG disclosures in SEC filings, corporate governance, ESG transactional diligence, voluntary ESG reporting, and human capital. Abbey’s practice builds on nearly a decade of experience providing capital markets and governance counseling to public and private companies, investment banks and private equity firms in connection with a multitude of legal matters, including leveraged buyouts, debt and equity offerings, initial public offerings, mergers and cross-border transactions, securities law issues and stock exchange requirements.


Thought Leadership


ISSB Releases Final Global Sustainability Disclosure Standards,” Kirkland Alert, June 29, 2023

“California Climate Disclosure Bills Would Have Far-Reaching Implications for Companies Doing Business in the State,” Kirkland Alert, April 14, 2023

Voluntary Carbon markets Standard-Setter Issues ‘Core Carbon Principles,’” Kirkland Alert, April 6, 2023

“What Cos. Can Expect from FTC’s Green Guides Updates,” Law360, January 12, 2023

SEC Proposes New Climate Disclosure Requirements,” Kirkland Alert, March 24, 2022

Speaking Engagements

Speaker, “Briefing on SEC’s Final Climate Disclosure Rules,” Kirkland Webinar, March 12, 2024

Panelist, “Reputational Risk & Creating A Purposeful Corporate Culture: What Does Your Organization Stand For?” ALM’s Women, Influence & Power in Law, October 2023

Presenter, “Staying Ahead of the Curve: Navigating ESG Regulations & Sustainability Disclosures,” ALM General Counsel Conference Midwest, April 19–20, 2023

Presenter, “DEI Champions: Driving Change, Getting Buy-In and Leveraging Success,” Centerforce: Driving Diversity in Law & Leadership, November 9, 2022

Presenter, “Raising ESG to the Board Level,” Diligent, July 20, 2022

Presenter, “How to Elevate Climate Leadership to the Board Level and Beyond,” 2022 Climate Leadership Conference, May 25–26, 2022


Admissions & Qualifications

  • California
  • District of Columbia
  • Illinois


  • Northwestern Pritzker School of LawJ.D.2012
  • University of PennsylvaniaB.A., International Relations2004