Award Chambers & Partners

Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2021

Chambers & Partners annually conducts extensive research and analysis based on comments from thousands of clients and peers to compile an independent and objective list of talent available at the highest level of legal practice. In the 2021 edition of Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Kirkland and 220 lawyers are listed among the best in the country.

Kirkland is ranked Band 1 in 34 categories, and is recognized as a leading firm in 60 additional categories.

Band 1 rankings include:

Nationwide
Appellate Law
Banking & Finance
Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Corporate/M&A: The Elite
Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional)
Environment: Mainly Transactional
Intellectual Property
Private Equity: Buyouts: High-end Capability
Private Equity: Fund Formation
Product Liability: Consumer Class Actions
SPACs

Regional
California
Banking & Finance
Corporate/M&A: Private Equity

District of Columbia
Environment: Mainly Transactional
Litigation: General Commercial

Illinois
Antitrust
Banking & Finance
Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
Intellectual Property
Litigation: General Commercial
Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
Real Estate
Tax

New York
Banking & Finance
Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Corporate/M&A: The Elite
Intellectual Property: Patent
Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets
Litigation: General Commercial
Private Equity: Buyouts
Tax

Texas
Corporate/M&A
Environment: Mainly Transactional

The Firm is also recognized in:

Advertising: Litigation
Capital Markets: Debt & Equity
Capital Markets: Equity: Issuer Counsel
Capital Markets: High-Yield Debt
Capital Markets: Investment Grade Debt: Issuer Counsel
Capital Markets: High-Yield Products
Capital Markets: Securitization: ABS
Corporate Crime & Investigations
E-Discovery & Information Governance
Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation)
Energy: Electricity (Transactional)
Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation)
FCPA
Healthcare
Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Policyholder
Insurance: Transactional & Regulatory
International Trade: CFIUS Experts
International Trade: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions
International Trade: Intellectual Property (Section 337)
Investment Funds: Regulatory & Compliance
Labor & Employment
Life Sciences
Litigation: Securities
Media & Entertainment: Litigation
Oil & Gas Litigation
Product Liability & Mass Torts
Projects: Oil & Gas
Projects: Power
REITs
Takeover Defense
Technology & Outsourcing