Business Type: Law Firm; Limited Liability Partnership
Year Founded: 1909
Total Offices: 12
- Hong Kong
- Los Angeles
- New York
- Palo Alto
- San Francisco
- Washington, D.C.
Total Attorneys (approximate): 1,700
- Antitrust & Competition
- Gov't & Internal Investigations
- Intellectual Property
- Real Estate
- Tax, Benefits & Estate Planning
Key Awards & Recognition
In the 2014 edition of Chambers USA, Kirkland received a national Tier 1 ranking for intellectual property for the eighth consecutive year.
In 2014, Kirkland was named to the tenth annual A-List by The American Lawyer. The A-List identifies the country's elite law firms via a measure of their success in four core areas: financial performance, pro bono, diversity and associate satisfaction.
In 2014, The American Lawyer recognized Kirkland as "one of the most decorated law firms" in its biennial "Litigation Department of the Year" survey.
The BTI Consulting Group's "Litigation Outlook" named Kirkland as one of the firms that formed 2011, 2013 and 2014's Fearsome Foursome – the four "most feared" litigation firms.
In 2014, Kirkland was named "M&A Law Firm of the Year" by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers' "Best Law Firms."
Kirkland's Restructuring Practice Group has been highly ranked since the publication's inception and received a Tier 1 ranking in both the global and USA categories in the 2008 through 2014 editions of Chambers Global, The World's Leading Lawyers for Business.
Kirkland's Tax Practice Group has been recognized as a top practice in the 2008 through 2014 editions of Chambers USA.
Kirkland was named "Private Equity Group of the Year" three years in a row – from 2012 to 2014 – by Law360.
Kirkland was ranked in 38 practice areas, with a total of 24 national Tier 1 rankings and 58 regional Tier 1 rankings across five domestic offices, in U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers' 2014 "Best Law Firms" rankings.
In 2014, The Legal 500 U.S. awarded Kirkland with a national Tier 1 ranking for antitrust.
In the 2013 edition of The Legal 500 UK, Kirkland was ranked in 12 practice areas.
In 2014, Chambers Asia-Pacific: Asia-Pacific's Leading Lawyers for Business ranked Kirkland in seven practice areas.
In 2012, the Financial Times named Kirkland among the most innovative law firms in the United States in its third "U.S. Innovative Lawyers Report."