Kirkland & Ellis LLP 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 ranked as the #1 law firm on its list, and ranked fourth overall. Kirkland has been named to the list every year since the survey began in 2009, and has ranked as the top law firm for the last two years.
IAOP announced both The Global Outsourcing 100 and The World's Best Outsourcing Advisors on February 21, at the 2011 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 2011 panel was led by IAOP Chairman Michael F. Corbett.
"The companies on The Global Outsourcing 100 and The World's Best Outsourcing Advisors lists are proven leaders and rising stars," Corbett said. "They are the companies you want to partner with to achieve success and better outsourcing outcomes."
"We are proud of our continued partnership with the IAOP and honored to be recognized among leaders in the outsourcing industry," said Neil Hirshman, Kirkland partner and founder and co-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 prominent list is a evidence of Kirkland's extensive and varied experience in outsourcing and the breadth and depth of Kirkland's Outsourcing Practice Group, which includes a number of lawyers across offices, in all of the Firm's 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 110,000 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 http://www.iaop.org.