Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Mark Filip is a partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where he helps lead the litigation department and serves as one of 20 members of the Firm’s worldwide management committee. He represents companies and boards in both civil litigations and in governmental and criminal investigative matters. His current representations include, for example, representing Goldman Sachs in government investigations concerning the 1MDB Malaysian Bond matter; representing Allergan in nationwide litigation and related state Attorney General actions concerning the pharmaceutical industry’s sale and marketing of opioid products; and he currently serves as the court-appointed safety monitor for Pacific Gas & Electric. He also has led internal investigations for an array of boards and companies, involving various industries, settings, and countries around the world. Filip also led the government investigations defense of BP following the Deepwater Horizon Gulf of Mexico tragedy. Prior to joining Kirkland, Mr. Filip was at the U.S. Department of Justice, where he served as Deputy Attorney General of the United States after being unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Prior to serving as Deputy Attorney General, Mr. Filip spent four years as a federal judge in the U.S. District Court in Chicago after being confirmed 96-0 by the U.S. Senate. Before becoming a judge, Filip variously worked in private practice and as an Assistant U.S. Attorney. He is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, and also clerked after law school for Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.