In Thomson Reuters' Mergers & Acquisitions Review: Legal Advisors for First Half 2012, Kirkland was ranked:
- #2 for Any U.S. Involvement Completed by Volume
- #2 for U.S. Target Announced by Value
- #2 for U.S. Target Announced by Volume
- #2 for U.S. Target Completed by Volume
Thomson Reuters' league tables include all deals that were announced between January 1, 2012, and June 30, 2012. Deals with undisclosed dollar values are rank eligible but with no corresponding Rank Value.