Kirkland's Intellectual Property Practice Group was recognized with an Award for Excellence by Chambers & Partners at the 2009 Chambers USA Awards ceremony in New York on June 11, 2009. Kirkland was selected from a group of seven finalist firms in the IP Litigation Team category for providing superior service to its clients.
In Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2009, Chambers commented, "The huge commitment this firm has made to its national IP litigation practice is very much in evidence. Clients point out that 'the depth and the quality of work really run from the very top all the way down,' making it a key destination for high-stakes litigation and trial work. Clients called the group 'extremely talented in terms of litigation strategy.'"