Kirkland ranked in the top 20 firms nationwide in The American Lawyer’s 2015 Midlevel Associate Satisfaction Survey. Regionally, Kirkland ranked in the top 10 in each of its Chicago, New York and San Francisco offices. Among Houston law firms, Kirkland ranked in the top 5 of midlevel associate satisfaction levels.
The American Lawyer 2015 Midlevel Associate Satisfaction Survey rankings are based on responses from 4,470 midlevel associates at 111 Am Law 200 firms and four Global 100 firms. The survey measures interest and satisfaction level of the work; compensation and benefits; relations with partners and other associates; training; management openness about finance and strategies; how clearly the firm communicates the chance of making partner; the firm’s policy regarding billables; the firm’s attitude toward pro bono; the likelihood that the respondent will be at the firm in two years; and the respondent’s overall rating of the firm as a place to work.