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Mike Kilgarriff


Mike Kilgarriff is a high-stakes litigator with extensive experience in government and administrative agency matters, complex commercial litigation, and regulatory compliance issues. He focuses his practice on state attorneys general investigations and litigation, including multistate enforcement actions. Mike represents companies in all phases of disputes, including civil investigative demands, responses to government requests for information, agency audits, and litigation in both state and federal court. He handles a variety of government investigations, enforcement matters, and regulatory compliance issues. He guides clients through government investigations brought by the U.S. Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and many other regulatory and enforcement agencies. He also advises on regulatory compliance matters and licensing issues.

Mike recently represented Navient Corporation in connection with a multistate coalition investigation and subsequent lawsuits by the attorneys general of six states. He served as the primary contact for settlement negotiations between the states and Navient.


Representative Matters

  • Served as counsel for Navient Solutions LLC in wide-ranging state attorney general litigation matters and government investigations regarding student loan origination, servicing, and collection practices. Following years of litigation, he secured a complete settlement in which the company maintained its express denial of any borrower harm and the claims brought against it.
  • Represented a financial services company in an investigation by the Texas Attorney General related to alleged unfair and deceptive acts and practices.
  • Co-led and served as national coordinating counsel for a talc mine concerning hundreds of cases involving injuries resulting from alleged asbestos-contaminated talc.

Professional Highlights

Pro Bono Experience

Mike maintains a robust national pro bono presence. His recent matters have included:

  • Representation of the estate of an incarcerated person in a 1983 case against the Alabama Department of Corrections for deliberate indifference to a substantial risk of serious harm.
  • Serving as a guardian ad litem representing at-risk children throughout guardianship proceedings.
  • Representing a 97-year-old woman displaced by a fire at a Washington, D.C. public housing complex. He was able to secure a favorable settlement with D.C. Department of Health Care Finance to ensure his client kept her personal care aide services in place.
  • Serving as pro bono counsel on behalf of unaccompanied immigrant children in immigration and state courts.



Notre Dame Law School (J.D. 2014)
Harold Weber Moot Court Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Art of Oral Argument
Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Program of Study in the Global Law
Notre Dame Journal of Legislation

Loyola University Chicago (B.A., cum laude, 2008)
All-American – American Mock Trial Association


Not admitted to practice in Colorado

District of Columbia

New York