Ketan Shah joined Mesirow in November 2012 and was named General Counsel of Mesirow in August 2021. Ketan leads Mesirow’s legal team and is responsible for overseeing Mesirow’s worldwide legal affairs, including corporate and regulatory matters, mergers and acquisitions, litigation, and other general legal matters. He is a member of the Investment Banking New Engagement Committee and is a member of Mesirow’s Board of Directors.
Prior to assuming the role of General Counsel, Ketan served as Associate General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel. Before joining Mesirow, Ketan spent several years as a corporate attorney at Kirkland & Ellis, focusing on M&A and related matters. Before becoming an attorney, Ketan was an auditor with Deloitte, and is a certified public accountant (inactive).
Ketan earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, magna cum laude, from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and a Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Northwestern University’s School of Law.