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Without dedicated and talented lawyers, Kirkland could not keep its position as a leading firm. Learn what it is like to be a Kirkland lawyer from members of our team.


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William Benitez - Partner, Houston
Northwestern University School of Law
"From a culture perspective, I appreciate that at Kirkland there are many different work styles and no single recipe for success."

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Elizabeth Dalmut - Associate, Washington, D.C.
The George Washington University Law School
"Before I hit my six-month mark at the Firm, I had already attended two expert depositions, prepared a client for his upcoming deposition, and drafted multiple documents that were filed in court. My experience here is the norm, not the exception."

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Vikas Didwania - Associate, Chicago
University of Chicago Law School
"Kirkland offers countless opportunities to junior attorneys who are interested in taking on that responsibility."

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Alexandra Farmer - Associate, Washington, D.C.
The George Washington University Law School
"It is the high caliber of my colleagues, not only as lawyers but also as people, that make Kirkland stand out."

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Tanya Greene - Associate, Los Angeles
"This year, women attorneys from Kirkland's Los Angeles office gathered for a retreat at the Portofino Hotel in Redondo Beach..."

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Emily Hughes - Partner, Washington, D.C.
Georgetown University Law Center
"Not only are my colleagues smart and talented but they are good people."

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Natasha Hwangpo - Associate, New York
Columbia University School of Law
"In my experience, as a junior associate at Kirkland, I have been given incredible amounts of responsibility since the very beginning."

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Katherine Katz - Associate, Washington, D.C.
Harvard Law School
"Kirkland stood out to me in the interview process because of the Firm's open assignment system, commitment to training, and the early responsibility and opportunities offered to young associates."

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Atif Khawaja - Partner, New York
Boston University School of Law
"One of the many hallmarks of Kirkland is its recognition that quality work product ensues when attorneys are given the freedom to control their career paths."

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Abigail Lauer - Associate, Washington, D.C.
Harvard Law School
"The people who work at Kirkland are passionate and hard-working, but I've also enjoyed socializing with them and getting to know them on a personal level."

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Aisha Lavinier - Associate, Chicago
Northwestern University School of Law
"The training, guidance and trust of Kirkland's senior attorneys provide me with the confidence to take on tasks that may not typically be given to junior attorneys at peer firms."

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Jennifer Levy - Partner, Washington, D.C.
Duke University School of Law
"Kirkland is made up of incredibly bright, motivated and interesting people."

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Sharre Lotfollahi - Partner, Los Angeles
Loyola Law School Los Angeles
"In the IP litigation group, attorneys get responsibility and substantive experience early on."

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Joseph Loy - Partner, New York
New York University School of Law
"In addition to the collegial environment, and unparalleled client base, a combination of the open assignment system and pro bono opportunities allowed me to get real-world experience early in my career."

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Martin Martos - Associate, Chicago
Yale Law School
"As a summer associate and as an associate, I found Kirkland full of attorneys with open doors and helpful guidance."

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Ragan Naresh - Partner, Washington, D.C.
Georgetown University Law Center
"Using the open assignment system by which work is apportioned at Kirkland, my first year I worked on cases big and small in various practices areas..."

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Leah Recht - Associate, San Francisco
"Kirkland is signatory to the Pro Bono Institute's Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge and is dedicated to meeting or exceeding the Firm's goals for providing pro bono services each year."

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Tushin Shah - Associate, Chicago
Washington University School of Law
"Kirkland provides its attorneys with significant responsibility from their first days with the Firm, while still maintaining an educational environment."

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Kristin Sheffield-Whitehead - Partner, San Francisco
Fordham University School of Law
"What set Kirkland apart for me initially, and what remains true to this day, is that at Kirkland, I get to influence my own career development by leveraging the open assignment system, all while working with people whom I genuinely enjoy being around."

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Hayley Smith - Associate, Chicago
Northwestern University School of Law
"While it's necessary to be accountable and responsive, Kirkland is not a face-time firm, and I've found that the partners I work with are generally accommodating of my commitments outside of work."

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Bryan Stephany - Partner, Washington, D.C.
Cornell Law School
"I was impressed by the Firm's reputation for excellence, but even more impressed by its reputation for actually taking cases to trial — a reputation that has held true since day one."

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Brandon Vongsawad - Associate, Los Angeles
Stanford Law School
"Kirkland gives its associates the tools to grow and develop at their own pace."

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