In the 2011 Litigation Outlook report, the BTI Consulting Group surveyed 240 corporate counsel about which firms they feel are the most formidable litigation opponents. Kirkland & Ellis was chosen as one of the four "most feared" law firms.
"Jay Lefkowitz, a senior litigation partner at Kirkland & Ellis, said one of the reasons the firm has developed such a formidable litigation reputation is the intense focus it puts on sharpening the trial skills of its attorneys.
'There are some very fine litigation firms that all have superb lawyers,' Lefkowitz said. 'What sets us apart is our tremendous depth of people with real track records.'"
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