The Daily Journal named two Kirkland litigation victories to its annual list of the top defense verdicts in California. They are:
- The Firm's victory for DIRECTV Inc. in its successful defeat of a $70 million breach of contract claim from Consolidated Smart Broadband Systems LLC.
- The Firm's victory for Research In Motion Ltd. and Research In Motion Corporation (RIM) when a judge overturned a jury verdict of patent infringement against the company and vacated the $147.2 million in damages RIM was ordered to pay.
According to the publication, "the top verdicts cover a wide range of cases, from high-profile intellectual property disputes that garnered worldwide media focus, to personal injury cases that drew comparatively little attention. The attorneys in all of these cases demonstrated that excellent trial work remains a prized skill."