Kirkland was named as a leading intellectual property law firm in Managing Intellectual Property magazine's IP Stars 2016 (formerly the "World IP Survey"). Kirkland received rankings in the following practice areas:
Kirkland also received regioinal recognition in the following areas:
Patent Contentious: California, Illinois, New York and Washington, D.C.
Trademark Contentious: California, New York and Washington, D.C.
Copyright: California, New York and Washington, D.C.
The IP Stars survey covers more than 80 countries, and the rankings are based on extensive research among IP practitioners carried out over 12 months starting in September 2015. A team of researchers in London, New York and Hong Kong sought responses from thousands of practitioners.