Sunil Shenoi is a partner in the Government & Internal Investigations Group in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. He focuses his practice on advising private equity firms and their portfolio companies on international risk issues in cross-border transactions, including Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), anti-money laundering, and economic sanctions issues. Sunil also represents multinational organizations and individuals in a wide variety of U.S. DOJ and SEC investigations relating to FCPA, financial statement and disclosure issues, insider trading and other securities enforcement issues. As a former software developer, Sunil also regularly advises clients on data security and data privacy matters, with a particular focus on responding to data breaches, defending against data breach litigation, and complying with data privacy laws.


Thought Leadership


Co-author, "Minimizing Your Company’s Exposure to a Ransomware Attack," Kirkland Alert (March 11, 2019)

Co-author, “SEC Case Brings Rarely Used Cyber Rules Into Limelight,” Law360 (September 27, 2018)

Co-author, “New California Consumer Privacy Act Impacts Private Equity Portfolio Companies,” Kirkland Private Equity Newsletter (August 9, 2018)

Co-author, “California's New Privacy Law Represents a Sea Change for Consumer Rights in the United States,” Client Alert (July 16, 2018)

Co-author, “Insider Trading Charges Levied in Connection with Data Breach,” Client Alert (March 19, 2018)

Co-author, “Key Takeaways from the SEC’s 2018 Cybersecurity Guidance,” Client Alert (February 28, 2018)

Co-author, “The Class Action Litigation Consequences of Business Email Compromise Attacks,” LegalTech News (February 22, 2018)

Co-author, “SEC Stakes Claim As Digital Currency Regulator,” Law360 (October 13, 2017)

Co-author, “SEC Enforcement Trends: Minor Accounting and Disclosure Infractions Attracting Major Scrutiny,” Bloomberg BNA Tax and Accounting Center (April 13, 2017)

Co-author, “Key Data Privacy and Security Concerns for Investment Firms,” Law360 (May 20, 2016)

Co-author, “Oracle Case Expands Pool Of Potential Data Security Defendants,” Law360 (Jan. 14, 2016)

Co-author, “FCC Expands Data Security Enforcement With Cox Action,” Law360 (November 19, 2015)

"Undoing Undue Favors: Providing Competitors with Standing to Challenge Favorable IRS Actions," 43 University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform 531 (2010)


Presenter, AON Cyber Symposium, Kansas City (November 27, 2018)

Presenter, “Cybersecurity Due Diligence:  Data Security Best Practices For Law Firms & Solution Providers,” Relativity Fest 2018 (October 1, 2018)

Presenter, “SEC Enforcement Update," ACS — Revenue Recognition Conference (August 28, 2014)


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2009Illinois


  • University of Michigan Law SchoolJ.D.cum laude2009

    Managing Editor, University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform

  • Cornell UniversityM.Eng., Computer Science2003
  • Cornell UniversityB.S., Computer Science2002