Kirkland ranked third in the "Top 10 U.S. Law Firms in Europe for Innovation in Expansion" in the "Innovative Lawyers Report" published by the Financial Times. The FT evaluated law firms based on their reputation, headcount growth in Europe, astute lateral hiring and overall assessment of strategies.
The editorial commented: "A firm that dares to be niche in its chosen practice areas of private equity, international arbitration and restructuring. They have recruited top partners from 'magic circle' firms and built an impressive private equity business in Europe. Following the downturn in activity, their restructuring practice is keeping people busy."
The "Innovative Lawyers Report" is based on 600 submissions, 690 interviews and more than six months of research concerning the legal profession across Europe.