Press Release

Kirkland & Ellis LLP Moves Into New San Francisco Office

Kirkland & Ellis LLP today announced the relocation of its San Francisco office to the Bank of America Building, 555 California St., in downtown San Francisco.  The move to one of the premier office buildings in San Francisco is in response to current client needs and to support future growth plans.  The firm will occupy all of the 27th floor, and part of the 28th, for a total of about 47,000 square feet.

Kirkland's San Francisco office has grown from about 15 attorneys when it opened in January 2003, to more than 50 attorneys now, in the practice areas of Corporate and Private Equity, Intellectual Property Litigation and Transactions, and Commercial Litigation. 

"Each of our practice areas, including corporate, intellectual property and litigation, has grown significantly due to increased demands from our clients," said Jeffrey C. Hammes, a member of the Firm Management Committee and one of the Firm's top corporate partners who was instrumental in establishing the San Francisco office.  "To support this continued growth and to provide the best service to our clients, it was necessary to expand our presence in San Francisco."

Terms of the lease were not disclosed.  Steve Barker of The Staubach Company played an instrumental role in negotiating the lease.

About Kirkland & Ellis LLP

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