Press Release

Kirkland & Ellis LLP Wins Chambers' USA Litigation Law Firm of the Year Award

Kirkland & Ellis LLP is the proud recipient of the renowned Chambers Award for USA Litigation Law Firm of the Year.  The Firm received this award at the Annual Chambers Award Ceremony which took place at the London Hilton on Thursday, May 6, 2004.

The Firm was commended for its “trial-oriented approach [which] translates into positive results for blue-chip clients…”  Kirkland senior litigation partners David M. Bernick and Richard C. Godfrey accepted this award on the Firm’s behalf.

“This award reflects the strength and scope of the Firm’s Litigation Practice,” Bernick said.  “It is a testament to the hard work of our litigators.”

Kirkland & Ellis’ litigation group was also recognized in January 2004 by The American Lawyer as a finalist in its “Litigation Department of the Year” feature.  Kirkland maintains a solid reputation by winning complex litigation for clients such as ABB, Siemens, and BP America Inc.

In addition to being named the 2004 USA Litigation Law Firm of the Year, Kirkland was short-listed in several categories including Bankruptcy, Intellectual Property, and Private Equity.

The Chambers Global Awards short-listed firms by its own research carried out during the past 12 months compiling the Chambers Global, USA and UK legal directories.  The winning firms were decided by a distinguished panel of judges made up of international corporate buyers of legal services.  This awards program is intended to honor the finest performers in the various disciplines of international commercial law. Chambers & Partners, the international legal publisher and research company, publishes guides to lawyers and law firms that are relied upon by businesspeople worldwide.

Kirkland & Ellis LLP is a 1,000-attorney law firm representing global clients in complex corporate, insolvency and bankruptcy, litigation and intellectual property matters.  The Firm has offices in Chicago, London, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Washington.