The American Lawyer honored Kirkland & Ellis in two categories in its 2023 New England Legal Awards. The firm was named a winner in “Social Impact,” which highlights law firms that have made significant diversity and inclusion efforts in New England’s legal community. Boston partner Amanda Border was also named a “New Leader in Law,” which recognizes lawyers under 40 who have excelled in their practices.
The Firm was recognized for its partnership with the Roxbury Innovation Center, a nonprofit dedicated to making entrepreneurship and business ownership attainable for low-to-middle income individuals through an inclusive network of innovation centers in Boston. Kirkland has provided Roxbury with pro bono legal services, as well as supported the Innovation Center by helping negotiate a lease for a potential new space.
Amanda was awarded for her success in executing large private equity deals in recent years for clients such as Genstar Capital and ABRY Partners, as well as her mentorship efforts in the firm’s Boston office.