Kirkland was named one of the top 10 most prestigious law firms in the United States in the 2018 Vault Law 100, Vault’s annual ranking of the nation’s 100 most prestigious firms. The Firm placed #8 in the list. The annual ranking is based on the assessments of lawyers at peer firms. Nearly 18,000 associates participated in this year’s survey and rated their peer firms’ reputations.
Kirkland was also named the #1 law firm for Restructuring/Bankruptcy and Private Equity in Vault’s rankings of the Best Law Firms in Each Practice Area, as well as the #1 law firm in Chicago in Vault's rankings of the Best Law Firms in Each U.S. Region.