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9/15/2010
Source: U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers
 

Best Law Firms 2010

U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers have released the inaugural "Best Law Firms" rankings. The survey includes 30,322 rankings of 8,782 law firms in 81 practice areas.

9,514 clients – including every Fortune 100 company and 587 of the Fortune 1000 companies – provided 194,370 firm practice-area evaluations; 6,190 clients provided 11,181 comments about law firm practice areas and individual lawyers; and 8,842 lawyers provided 594,012 firm practice-area evaluations.

Client evaluation responses were combined with more than 3.1 million evaluations of individual lawyers in these firms in the most recent Best Lawyers survey of leading lawyers. 

Kirkland is ranked in 24 practice areas, with a total of 29 tier one rankings across five domestic offices.

National

Tier 1

Antitrust Law
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Corporate Law
General Commercial Litigation
Intellectual Property Law
Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Private Equity Law
Securities / Capital Markets Law
Tax Law

Tier 2

Derivatives and Futures Law
Securitization and Structured Finance Law
Venture Capital Law

Regional

Tier 1

Chicago
Antitrust Law
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights /
Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Corporate Law
Criminal Defense: White-Collar
General Commercial Litigation
Information Technology Law
Intellectual Property Law
Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Private Equity Law
Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
Real Estate Law
Securities / Capital Markets Law
Tax Law
Trusts & Estates Law

Los Angeles
Private Equity Law

New York
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights /
Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Intellectual Property Law
Private Equity Law

Washington
Administrative / Regulatory Law
Derivatives and Futures Law

Tier 2

Chicago
Banking and Finance Law
Construction Law
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Insurance Law
Securitization and Structured Finance Law
Venture Capital Law

Los Angeles
Criminal Defense: White-Collar
General Commercial Litigation

New York
General Commercial Litigation

San Francisco
Private Equity Law

Washington
Corporate Law
General Commercial Litigation

Tier 3

Los Angeles
Intellectual Property Law

New York
Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Securities / Capital Markets Law

San Francisco
Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Washington
Antitrust Law
Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Employment Law - Management

Tier 4

New York
Tax Law

Washington
Securities / Capital Markets Law

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