Kirkland was named "Law Firm of the Year" for Litigation - Patent by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers in their 2016 "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. Full rankings are available here. All first-tier rankings will also be featured in the "Best Law Firms" Legal Issue, as well as the "Best Law Firms" standalone publication.