In mergermarket's League Tables of Legal Advisers to Global M&A for First Half 2013, Kirkland was ranked:
#1 – U.S. North East M&A by deal count
#1 – U.S. Mid-West M&A by deal count
#1 – U.S. South M&A by deal count
Rankings are based on announced transactions (including lapsed and withdrawn deals) from January 1, 2013, through June 30, 2013. Deals are included when the transaction value is greater than $5 million. Deals with undisclosed deal values are included where the target's turnover exceeds $10 million.