Award Buyouts Deal of the Year Awards

Law Firm of the Year

Buyouts named Kirkland the Law Firm of the Year in its annual Deal of the Year Awards feature. According to the publication, the Firm won because it remained active during a tough economic climate; represented Vestar Capital Partners in its $1.3 billion sale of Birds Eye Foods and GTCR Golder Rauner LLC in its $900 million sale of Ovation Pharmaceuticals; worked with many mid-market funds on fund formation; opened an office in Shanghai; and has more lawyers working on leveraged buyouts than any other firm in the United States.