Giselle Sedano is a litigation associate in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Giselle advises organizations and individuals on the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the U.K. Bribery Act, and other related anti-corruption laws, financial statement and disclosure issues, DOJ and SEC enforcement actions, internal investigations, and compliance matters, focusing on global anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, and trade sanctions regulations. Giselle assists clients to assess and mitigate international risks, particularly on cross-border transactional due diligence and on developing and implementing effective international compliance programs.


Thought Leadership


Zachary Brez, Allison Lullo, and Giselle Sedano, CFTC 2018 Enforcement: Where the Puck Is Going, New York Law Journal (2018).

Matthew Diller, Giselle Sedano, Sean J. Griffith, Susan Rose-Ackerman, Zachary S. Brez, Michael J. Cohn, and Timothy J. Treanor, Political Corruption: Afflicting America and Affairs Abroad, Fordham Journal of Corporate & Financial Law 22, 501 (2017).


Kirkland & Ellis Pro Bono Service Award, 2017–2018

Memberships & Affiliations

American Bar Association

New York Bar Association


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2018New York


  • English
  • Quechua
  • Spanish


  • Fordham University School of LawJ.D.2017

    Archibald R. Murray Public Service Award

    Symposium Editor, Fordham Journal of Corporate & Financial Law

    Research Assistant to Professor Sean J. Griffith, T.J. Maloney Chair in Business Law and Director of the Fordham Corporate Law Center

  • Cornell UniversityB.A., Government, History & Spanishmagna cum laude2008

    Dean's List

    Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship

    Einhorn Discovery Grant

    Cornell University Undergraduate Research Grant

    Government and Sociology Research Assistant