Press Release

Kirkland & Ellis LLP Selected as One of the “World’s Best Outsourcing Advisors”

Kirkland & Ellis has been named to the list of The World's Best Outsourcing Advisors for The Global Outsourcing 100™ by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals™ (IAOP™). Kirkland was the highest ranked law firm overall. The Firm has been named to the list each year since its inception.

IAOP announced both The Global Outsourcing 100 and The World's Best Outsourcing Advisors today at the 2010 Outsourcing World Summit.

The Global Outsourcing 100 and The World's Best Outsourcing Advisors recognize the world's best outsourcing service providers and advisors. Companies were judged on four critical characteristics: size and growth; customer references; organizational competencies; and management capabilities. These rankings are based on applications received and evaluated by an independent judge's panel. The 2010 panel was led by IAOP Chairman Michael F. Corbett

"Being named to The Global Outsourcing 100 and The World's Best Outsourcing Advisors is a great recognition, particularly given the strong competition, and these companies should be proud of achieving excellence in outsourcing," Corbett said.

"We are proud of our partnership with the IAOP and honored to be recognized alongside other leaders in the outsourcing industry," said Neil Hirshman, Kirkland partner and founder and chair of the Chicago chapter of the IAOP.

Kirkland's Outsourcing Practice Group is an integrated team of lawyers from around the globe. Key members include Gregg Kirchhoefer, Neil Hirshman and Matt Lovell in Chicago, Stephen Johnson on the West Coast, David MacDonald in New York and Pierre-André Dubois in London.

"Being named to this prestigious list is a testament to our long and diverse experience in outsourcing and to the breadth and depth of Kirkland's Outsourcing Practice Group, which includes lawyers across our several offices and all of the key functional areas," said Mr. Kirchhoefer.

Kirkland's outsourcing lawyers take an active role with the IAOP. Mr. Dubois is founder and co-chair of the UK Chapter of the IAOP, Mr. Johnson is founder and chair of the San Francisco Chapter and Messrs. Kirchhoefer and MacDonald are founders and co-chairs of the Legal and Compliance Chapter.

About Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Kirkland & Ellis LLP is a 1,500-attorney law firm representing global clients in complex intellectual property and technology matters, litigation and dispute resolution/arbitration, corporate and tax and restructuring. The Firm has offices in Chicago, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Munich, New York, Palo Alto, San Francisco Shanghai and Washington, D.C.

About the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals

The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals® (IAOP®) is the global, standard-setting organization and advocate for the outsourcing profession. With more than 100,000 members and affiliates worldwide, IAOP helps companies increase their outsourcing success rate, improve their outsourcing ROI, and expand the opportunities for outsourcing across their businesses. To learn more, visit