Asia Graduates

At Kirkland & Ellis, we place a great deal of importance on the training and development of our lawyers and consultants. While there are many things that set Kirkland apart from other firms, the key to our success has always been our unparalleled commitment to the recruitment, training and retention of the nation’s best legal talent. Our open assignment system allows each attorney to choose the practice areas and matters on which they work. This entrepreneurial approach yields higher levels of commitment, morale and success in all of our core practices.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

We embrace and promote diversity, equity and inclusion at Kirkland and in the profession

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Pro Bono

We are dedicated to providing free legal services to clients who cannot afford counsel

Accolades

Awarded Private Equity Firm of the Year by IFLR Asia Awards 2018

Awarded Private Equity Legal Adviser of the Year by Mergermarket’s China M&A Awards 2017

Awarded Consumer M&A Legal Adviser of the Year by Mergermarket’s China M&A Awards 2017

Awarded Capital Markets Deal of the Year 2017 with our involvement in Qudian’s IPO by China Business Law Journal

Awarded M&A Deal of the Year 2017 with our involvement in COSCO Shipping’s Acquisition of Orient Overseas by China Business Law Journal

Awarded M&A Deal of the Year with our involvement in Carlyle and CITIC’s Acquisition of McDonald’s in Mainland China and Hong Kong Business by Asian Legal Business China Law Awards 2018

Chambers Asia-Pacific 2018 ranked the Firm in China for Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate/M&A, Investment Funds, Private Equity and Restructuring/Insolvency.

Recognized by Legal 500 2018 as a Tier 1 firm in Hong Kong for Capital Markets, Corporate/M&A, Investment Funds, Private Equity and Restructuring/Insolvency.

Key Points

Our principal goal is to provide the highest quality legal services available anywhere.

We never hesitate to turn over responsibility to junior lawyers, and we encourage them to seek leadership opportunities early in their careers.

We are a firm of leaders and self-starters.

We are a high-energy firm. We offer clients a strong bench of attorneys who are results-driven and high-performing.

We are recognized as an industry leader in each of our core practice areas.

We are problem solvers.

Our lawyers work in seamless teams — across geography and practice areas — to provide innovative solutions to clients.

We represent blue-chip clients in matters of material importance anywhere and anytime.

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If you are interested in joining one of Kirkland's many growing practice areas, please send a resume, cover letter and law school transcript to the Recruiting Department contact noted below.