Giselle is a partner in the Government, Regulatory and Internal Investigations Practice Group in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. She has extensive experience representing clients in matters involving the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and other government agencies. 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. She also regularly counsels clients on the legal and reputational risks related to issues of workplace misconduct and unlawful harassment. Giselle assists clients in assessing and mitigating international risks, particularly on cross-border transactional due diligence and on developing and implementing effective international compliance programs. As Giselle is proficient in Spanish, her practice significantly focuses on leading matters with touchpoints in Latin America and Spain.

Prior to joining Kirkland, Giselle worked at global investment management firm Fortress Investment Group LLC as a compliance officer for approximately eight years.


Thought Leadership


Zachary Brez, Allison Lullo & 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 & Timothy J. Treanor, “Political Corruption: Afflicting America and Affairs Abroad,” Fordham Journal of Corporate & Financial Law 22, 501, 2017


Leadership Counsel for Legal Diversity Pathfinder, 2023

Kirkland & Ellis LLP Pro Bono Service Award, 2017–2023

Memberships & Affiliations

Hispanic National Bar Association

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