Award Legal 500

The Legal 500 U.S.

The Legal 500 U.S. aims to provide independent, unbiased commentary on the leading law firms in the U.S. legal marketplace in various areas of corporate, intellectual property, litigation, real estate and tax law.

In the 2012 edition, Kirkland received tier one ratings in the following areas:

Corporate Restructuring
Domestic Tax: Central
Environment: Litigation
Environment: Transaction and Regulatory
Patent Litigation: Full Coverage
Private Equity Buyouts
Investment Fund Formation and Management: Private Equity Funds
Product Liability & Mass Tort Defense: Toxic Tort
Trade Secrets Litigation

Kirkland was also recognized in:

Alternative/Hedge Funds
Bank Lending
Capital Markets: Debt Offerings, Equity Offerings and High-Yield Debt Offerings (advice to issuers)
Construction (including Construction Litigation)
Domestic Tax: East Coast
Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation
Energy: Litigation
Financial Services: Litigation
International Tax
M&A: Litigation
M&A: Mega Deals ($5bn+)
Marketing and Advertising
Patent Licensing and Transactional
Patent Litigation: International Trade Commission
Product Liability & Mass Tort Defense: Aerospace/Aviation
Product Liability & Mass Tort Defense: Consumer Products (including Tobacco)
Product Liability & Mass Tort Defense: Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices
Real Estate
Securities: Shareholder Litigation
Structured Finance
Supreme Court and Appellate
Tax Controversy
Technology: Outsourcing
Trademarks: Litigation
White-Collar Criminal Defense