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Summer 2009
Source: Vault.com
 

Vault Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms (2010) - 12th edition

The 2010 Vault Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms, an independent survey of partners and associates from the most renowned law firms in the United States, measures "Prestige" and "Quality of Life" factors for law firms. In this survey, Kirkland ranked in the following categories:

Partner Prestige
#1 - General Commercial Litigation
#1 - Intellectual Property
#1 - Private Equity
#2 - Bankruptcy/Creditors' Rights
#3 - IP Litigation
#10 - Overall Prestige

Quality of Life
#3 - Formal Training
#31 - Compensation

Best in Region
#1 - Chicago
#8 - Southern California
#8 - Washington, D.C.
#11 - New York City

Overall Prestige
#10 - Overall Prestige

Best in Practice
#2 - Bankruptcy/Creditors' Rights
#2 - Class Actions
#2 - IP Litigation
#2 - Private Equity
#3 - General Commercial Litigation
#3 - Intellectual Property
#10 - Mergers & Acquisitions 

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