Zachary S. Brez Esq.

Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Brez, Zach

Zach Brez is a partner in the Government & Internal Investigations Group in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Zach works with companies and individuals to investigate, mitigate and advise on complex enforcement and regulatory matters. He also regularly helps clients develop and implement international compliance programs and advises them on a broad array of international risks.

 Mr. Brez’s enforcement, regulatory and litigation work focuses on two primary areas: (1) securities, futures and derivative financial products before the DOJ, SEC, and CFTC, as well as FINRA, the CME, ICE, the CFE, and others; and (2) international risk, primarily before OFAC, BIS, CBP, DDTC and CFIUS. He routinely advises clients on issues concerning the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the anti-money laundering and antiboycott regulations.

 Mr. Brez received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and his J.D., cum laude, from the Georgetown University Law Center.

 Mr. Brez is the author of Bloomberg BNA Securities Practice Portfolio Series No. 262, Commodities & Futures Enforcement: Practice and Procedure in CFTC and SRO Investigations and co-author of Bloomberg BNA Banking Practice Portfolio Series No. 411, Sanctions Enforcement and Compliance: A Practitioner’s Guide to OFAC.”