Award The 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 2015 edition, Kirkland received Tier 1 ratings in the following areas:

Antitrust: Civil Litigation/Class Actions
Commercial Litigation
Corporate Restructuring
Environment: Litigation
M&A: Litigation: Defense
Patent Litigation: Full Coverage
Private Equity Buyouts
Private Equity Funds
Product Liability and Mass Tort Defense: Toxic Tort
Trade Secrets

Kirkland was also recognized in:

Alternative/Hedge Funds
Antitrust: Merger Control
Bank Lending 
Capital Markets: Debt Offerings, Equity Offerings and High-Yield Debt Offerings
Domestic Tax
Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation
Energy: Litigation
Environment: Transactional and Regulatory
Financial Services: Litigation
International Tax
Leading Trial Lawyers
Marketing and Advertising
M&A: Large Deals ($1bn+)
Municipal Bankruptcy
Patent Licensing and Transactional
Patent Litigation: International Trade Commission
Product Liability and Mass Tort Defense: Aerospace/Aviation
Product Liability and Mass Tort Defense: Consumer Products (including tobacco)
Product Liability and Mass Tort Defense: Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices
Real Estate
Securities: Shareholder Litigation
Structured Finance
Supreme Court and Appellate
Tax Controversy
Technology: Outsourcing
Technology: Transactions
Trademarks: Litigation
White-Collar Criminal Defense