Kirkland & Ellis was named "Law Firm of the Year" in Mergers and Acquisitions Law by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers® in their 2014 "Best Law Firms" rankings. Only one law firm in each of the nationally ranked practice areas receives the “Best Law Firm” designation. Kirkland received the award based on client surveys about the Firm's work, the high regard that lawyers from other firms in the same practice areas have for Kirkland and information that the Firm provided to U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers®. The full rankings are available at http://bestlawfirms.usnews.com/. All first-tier rankings will also be featured in the inaugural “Best Law Firms” Legal Issue, as well as the “Best Law Firms” standalone publication.