Michael Casey Esq.

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP
Casey, M.

Michael Casey is a partner with Kirkland & Ellis International LLP. He focuses his practice on representing clients in investigations, transactions, and regulatory matters related to economic sanctions, export controls, money laundering, international corruption, customs, and the CFIUS review process.




Mr. Casey has represented companies in investigations initiated by the Department of Justice, the SEC, the Office of Foreign Assets Control, the Bureau of Industry and Security, the Directorate of Defense Trade Control, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and the U.S. Census Bureau. He has conducted numerous internal investigations involving potential violations of economic sanctions, export controls, anti-bribery laws, and anti-money laundering laws in the United States, Europe, Asia, and Central and South America. He has also represented individuals in pending and threatened litigation related to potential violations of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.




Mr. Casey regularly advises private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies, hedge funds, pharmaceutical companies, medical device manufacturers, and international logistics providers on a wide-range of compliance issues. He has drafted policies and procedures for numerous U.S. and foreign companies in a wide range of industrial sectors and regularly works with companies in implementing state of the art compliance programs.  He received his AB (Government), (with High Honors), from Dartmouth College; his MSc (International Relations), (with Merit), from the London School of Economics and Political Science; and his JD, (Order of the Coif), from the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law.




He is co-author of Bloomberg BNA Banking Practice Portfolio Series No. 411, Sanctions Enforcement and Compliance: A Practitioner’s Guide to OFAC.”  This portfolio volume provides a comprehensive overview of the U.S. economic sanctions regime, a complex and growing system primarily administered and enforced by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) within the U.S. Department of the Treasury.