International Risk & Investigations

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Kirkland’s global footprint gives it a great platform for representing individual clients and corporations.”
- Chambers USA, 2023

For decades, our International Risk and Investigations team has successfully represented private equity firms, alternative asset management firms, and multinational public and private businesses on their most pressing international risks.

Our global team, deep understanding of the regulatory environment, and expansive industry experience positions us to successfully partner with clients in their most sensitive and complex multi-faceted investigations and compliance needs. Using a risk-based approach to handling global and in-country risk assessments, our attorneys have spearheaded hundreds of high-profile investigations and compliance reviews across regions, languages and industries, involving both civil and criminal components. We have vast experience handling actions in jurisdictions across the U.S. as well as those initiated by foreign regulatory agencies.

Our deep bench of former government officials and prosecutors — widely known for their capabilities in corporate governance and enforcement actions – uniquely positions us to handle the primary and collateral consequences of government investigations.

We handle the full spectrum of international risk matters, including:

  • Anti-corruption and bribery
  • Anti-money laundering
  • Economic sanctions
  • Import/Export controls and customs
  • Cross-border fraud