Eggleston, formerly a partner with Debevoise & Plimpton in D.C., focuses his practice on civil and criminal securities fraud, health care, government procurement, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act offenses and antitrust.
In an interview, Eggleston said that he anticipates federal regulations will increase in the coming years. He cited President Barack Obama's announcement of a mortgage fraud task force and increased activity involving the FCPA.
“Increasingly large companies are going to be beset with these problems and Kirkland is a place for me to address those,” Eggleston said.
Eggleston recently served as defense counsel for former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel during the trial of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. He was also associate White House counsel during the Clinton administration. On top of that, he's represented cabinet secretaries and U.S. senators in a range of types of investigations.
“Neil Eggleston has an impeccable reputation in the white collar bar as an exceptionally talented lawyer, with a depth of experience that is difficult to match,” Jeffrey Hammes, chairman of Kirkland’s global management executive committee, said in a written statement. “He joins us at a time when increased government scrutiny and regulation, and the successes of our white collar practice, continue to increase demand for our experienced white collar and securities enforcement attorneys.”
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