Kirkland's New York office has approximately 400 attorneys, including more than 150 partners, placing Kirkland among the largest law firms in New York. It is rare for a firm to be consistently lauded in nearly every major practice area, but Chambers and Partners, publishers of one of the legal industry's most comprehensive independent guides to lawyers and law firms, ranks Kirkland New York's core transactional, litigation, intellectual property and restructuring offerings among the very best in the country.
Named one of "The Elite" New York Corporate/M&A firms by Chambers, among other accolades, the highly sought-after transactional team has a market-leading reputation for multibillion-dollar mergers, acquisitions and leveraged buyouts on behalf of private equity firms and large public companies. An integral element of its success is its ability to work cohesively among practice groups, leveraging the know-how of attorneys from each of the areas essential to complex M&A transactions, including capital markets and debt finance, tax, executive compensation and real estate.
Also listed among "The Elite" by Chambers, Kirkland New York's award-winning litigation practice is nationally recognized with a visible presence in the commercial dispute, securities and white-collar arenas, complemented by particular strength in the representation of clients in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. New York's litigation team is known for its experienced attorneys who stand ready to take high-stakes cases to trial or otherwise achieve the best results for clients.
The New York office is also home to one of the most formidable patent litigation practices in the country. Ranked in Band 1 by Chambers for patent litigation, the New York intellectual property team is known for its fluency in life sciences, technology and electronics. New York's intellectual property strength extends to its leading trademark and copyright practice, also ranked in Band 1 by Chambers and relied on by media and entertainment, consumer products, fashion and technology clients for its cutting-edge work.
Kirkland New York's restructuring practice has been ranked a Band 1 practice by Chambers for the last eight consecutive years. The restructuring team handles some of the most significant Chapter 11 proceedings and out-of-court restructurings in the country, as well as representing creditors' committees and buyers of distressed assets.
The market recognition across each of these practice areas is a testament to the fact that Kirkland's New York office has always focused on practical, common sense problem-solving for its clients and consistently brings a fresh, innovative perspective to each engagement.
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