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
- International Trade & National Security
- Intellectual Property
- Real Estate
- Tax, Benefits & Estate Planning
Key Awards & Recognition
In the 2015 edition of Chambers USA, Kirkland received a national Tier 1 ranking for intellectual property for the ninth consecutive year.
In 2015, Kirkland was named to the 11th 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 2016, The American Lawyer recognized Kirkland as one of the most decorated law firms in its biennial "Litigation Department of the Year" survey.
In 2016, The BTI Consulting Group's "Litigation Outlook" named Kirkland as one of the Fearsome Foursome — the four "most feared" litigation firms — for the fifth time.
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 2015 editions of Chambers Global.
Kirkland's Tax Practice Group has been recognized as a top practice in the 2007 through 2015 editions of Chambers USA.
Kirkland was named "Private Equity Group of the Year" five years in a row — from 2011 to 2015 — by Law360.
Kirkland was ranked in 40 practice areas, with a total of 21 national Tier 1 rankings and 54 regional Tier 1 rankings across five domestic offices, in U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers' 2016 "Best Law Firms" rankings.
In the 2016 edition of Benchmark Litigation, Kirkland was ranked Tier 1 in Antitrust nationwide.
In the 2015 edition of The Legal 500 UK, Kirkland was ranked in 12 practice areas.
In 2016, Chambers Asia-Pacific ranked Kirkland in 10 practice areas.
In 2014, the Financial Times named Kirkland the most innovative law firm in North America in its first "North America Innovative Lawyers Report."