Award Guide to the Top 50 Law Firms - 3rd Edition

The 2000 Vault rankings, an independent survey of 4,880 associates from 77 of the largest law firms around the country, measures both "Prestige" and "Quality of Life" factors for law firms.  In this survey, Kirkland ranked:
  • #1 in Chicago for overall  prestige;


  • #11 nationally for overall prestige;


  • #4 nationally for prestige of litigation practice;


  • #16 nationally in the list of the "Best 20 Law Firms to Work For" based on satisfaction, hours, pay, diversity, training, treatment by partners, support services, social life, offices, retention; and


  • #1 and #5 nationally for associate training and compensation, respectively.