In Bloomberg's Global Legal Advisory Mergers & Acquisitions Rankings 2011, Kirkland was ranked:
- #2 for U.S. Announced M&A by Volume
- #2 for U.S. Announced M&A - Counsel to Principals by Volume
Bloomberg's M&A league tables represent transactions that are either pending or completed, and for which Bloomberg has been notified from January 1, 2011, through December 31, 2011. All deals (except additional stake purchases) must have a minimum threshold of 5% equity or $50 million total value.