Kirkland's Antitrust Practice Group ranked first out of 13 law firms in Global Competition Review's survey of the Illinois antitrust bar. Kirkland was one of only three firms listed in the "elite" category of the survey. GCR noted, "Practitioners say that any discussion of Chicago antitrust firms must begin with Kirkland & Ellis LLP."
Clients mentioned included General Motors, Motorola and Sara Lee. The Firm's ranking was based on the size, activity and reputation of its antitrust practice.