The National Law Journal surveys the law departments of the nation's largest corporations each year to determine who represents corporate America. Since 1995, Kirkland has consistently been rated in this survey as one of the top five law firms to which corporate America most frequently turns.
The results of the 2001 survey entitled "Who Defends Corporate America" rank Kirkland & Ellis as the fifth most frequently used law firm in the country by Fortune 250 corporations. The following corporations listed Kirkland among their most-used outside counsel:
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