Award The Legal 500

The Legal 500 United States 2017

The Legal 500 provides independent, unbiased commentary on leading law firms in the U.S. legal marketplace in various areas of corporate, intellectual property, litigation, real estate and tax law. Rankings are based on a series of criteria, including feedback from clients and peers, to highlight firms who are providing the most cutting edge and innovative advice to corporate counsel.

In the 2017 edition of The Legal 500 United States, Kirkland received 16 Tier 1 rankings in the following practice areas:

Antitrust – Civil Litigation/Class Actions
Dispute Resolution – Appellate: Supreme Court (Federal and State)
Dispute Resolution – General Commercial Disputes
Dispute Resolution – M&A: Litigation: Defense
Dispute Resolution – Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action: Toxic Tort – Defense
Finance – Capital Markets: High-yield Debt Offerings: Advice to Issuers
Finance – Commercial Lending: Advice to Borrowers
Finance – Restructuring (Including Bankruptcy): Corporate
Industry Focus – Environment: Litigation
Investment Fund Formation and Management – Private Equity Funds
Intellectual Property – Copyright
Intellectual Property – Patent Litigation: Full Coverage
Intellectual Property – Trade Secrets (Litigation and Non-contentious Matters)
Labor and Employment – Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation (Transactions)
M&A/corporate and Commercial – Private Equity Buyouts
Tax – US Taxes: Non-Contentious

Kirkland was also recognized in the following 31 practice areas:

Antitrust – Cartel
Antitrust – Merger Control
Dispute Resolution – Appellate: Courts of Appeals
Dispute Resolution – Corporate Investigations and White-Collar Criminal Defense
Dispute Resolution – Financial Services: Litigation
Dispute Resolution – Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action: Automotive/Transport
Dispute Resolution – Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action: Consumer Products (Including Tobacco)
Dispute Resolution – Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action: Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices – Defense
Dispute Resolution – Securities Litigation – Defense
Finance – Capital Markets: Debt Offerings - Advice to Issuers
Finance – Capital Markets: Equity Offerings - Advice to Issuers
Finance – Restructuring (Including Bankruptcy): Municipal
Finance – Structured Finance
Industry Focus – Energy Litigation: Oil & Gas
Industry Focus – Energy Transactions: Conventional Power
Industry Focus – Energy Transactions: Oil & Gas
Industry Focus – Environment: Transactional
Industry Focus – Transport: Aviation and Air Travel
Industry Focus – Transport: Rail and Road
Intellectual Property – Patent Litigation: International Trade Commission
Intellectual Property – Patents: Licensing
Intellectual Property – Trademarks: Litigation
M&A/Corporate and Commercial – M&A: Large Deals ($1BN+)
Media, Technology and Telecoms – Advertising and Marketing
Media, Technology and Telecoms – Media and Entertainment
Media, Technology and Telecoms – Outsourcing
Media, Technology and Telecoms – Technology: Transactions
Real Estate
Real Estate – Construction (including Construction Litigation)
Tax – International Tax
Tax – US Taxes: Contentious