Award The Legal 500

The Legal 500 U.S. 2016

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 2016 edition, Kirkland received Tier 1 ratings in the following areas:

Antitrust: Civil Litigation/Class Actions
Capital Markets: High-Yield Debt Offerings - Advice to Issuers
Commercial Lending - Advice to Borrowers
Environment: Litigation
General Commercial Disputes
M&A: Litigation: Defense
Patent Litigation: Full Coverage
Private Equity Buyouts
Private Equity Funds
Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action: Toxic Tort - Defense
Restructuring (Including Bankruptcy): Corporate
Trade Secrets

Kirkland was also recognized in:

Advertising and Marketing
Antitrust: Cartel
Antitrust: Merger Control
Appellate: Supreme Court (Federal and State)
Appellate: Courts of Appeals
Capital Markets: Debt Offerings and Equity Offerings
Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation
Energy: Litigation
Energy Transactions: Conventional Power
Energy Transactions: Oil and Gas
Environment: Transactional
Financial Services: Litigation
International Tax
Leading Trial Lawyers
M&A: Large Deals ($1bn+)
Patent Litigation: International Trade Commission
Patents: Portfolio Management and Licensing
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
Restructuring (Including Bankruptcy): Municipal
Securities: Litigation - Defense
Structured Finance
Technology: Outsourcing
Technology: Transactions
Trademarks: Litigation
US Taxes: Contentious
US Taxes: Non-Contentious
White-Collar Criminal Defense