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Who Represents America's Biggest Companies

Corporate Counsel queried the general counsel of Fortune 250 companies regarding their primary outside counsel to compile the first ever "Who Represents America's Biggest Companies?" survey.  Corporate America ranks Kirkland & Ellis as follows: 

For the Defense: 
Kirkland & Ellis is listed as the number one "go-to" firm for litigation.
Mind Share:
Kirkland ranks second with nine mentions in the top-rated IP firms category.
All-Around Champs:
When it comes to representing the biggest companies in the combined areas of litigation, corporate transactions and intellectual property, Kirkland ranks in the top three in the nation.
Kirkland Listed as Primary Outside Counsel by these Fortune 250 Companies:
Litigation:  Verizon Communications; SBC Communications; Morgan Stanley Dean Witter; AOL Time Warner; Motorola; International Paper Company; Lucent Technologies; BellSouth; Honeywell International; Abbott Laboratories; UAL Corporation; McDonald's; Schering-Plough; Illinois Tool Works; H.J. Heinz; Colgate-Palmolive
Intellectual Property:  Morgan Stanley Dean Witter; ConocoPhillips; Motorola; Georgia-Pacific; Lucent Technologies; Honeywell International; 3M; Schering-Plough; H.J. Heinz
Corporate Transactions:  Motorola; Lucent Technologies; Sara Lee; Whirlpool; Kellogg