Business Type: Law Firm; Limited Liability Partnership
Year Founded: 1909
Total Offices: 10
- Hong Kong
- Los Angeles
- New York
- Palo Alto
- San Francisco
- Washington, D.C.
Total Attorneys (approximate): 1,600
- Antitrust & Competition
- Gov't & Internal Investigations
- Intellectual Property
- Real Estate
- Tax, Benefits & Estate Planning
Key Awards & Recognition
In 2012, The American Lawyer recognized Kirkland as one of the most decorated law firms in the history of its biennial Litigation Department of the Year survey. The Firm tied for first place, garnering the highest overall rankings for the 11-year existence of its litigation contest.
In Chambers USA 2012, Kirkland received a national first-tier ranking for intellectual property for the sixth consecutive year.
In back-to-back biennial reports, the BTI Consulting Group's "Litigation Outlook" named Kirkland as one of the firms that formed 2011 and 2013's Fearsome Foursome - the four "most feared" litigation firms.
Kirkland's Restructuring Group has been highly ranked since the publication's inception and received a first-tier ranking in both the global and USA categories in the 2008 through 2012 editions of Chambers Global, The World's Leading Lawyers for Business.
Kirkland's London office was recommended in 10 practice categories in the 2012 edition of the Legal 500 UK.
In 2012, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific recommended Kirkland in seven practice categories.
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."
Kirkland was ranked in 40 practice areas, with a total of 25 national tier one rankings and 60 regional tier one rankings across five domestic offices, in U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers 2013 "Best Law Firms" rankings.
Kirkland's Tax Group has been recognized as a top practice in the 2008 through 2012 editions of Chambers USA.
Kirkland has been named as one of The Lawyer's "Transatlantic Elite" for the past four consecutive years.
Kirkland was named "M&A Group of the Year" by Law360 in 2012.
Kirkland was named "Private Equity Group of the Year" two years in a row – in 2012 and 2013 - by Law360.