Press Release

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

Kirkland & Ellis LLP has been named to the list of The 2012 World's Best Outsourcing Advisors for the Global Outsourcing 100® by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals® (IAOP®). Kirkland was ranked as the #2 law firm and ninth overall. Kirkland has been named to the list every year since the survey began in 2009.

IAOP announced the list for the The Global Outsourcing 100 Providers and the World's Best Outsourcing Advisors on February 20 at The 2012 Outsourcing World Summit®.

The 2012 Global Outsourcing 100 and The World's Best Outsourcing Advisors recognizes the world's best outsourcing service providers and advisors. These rankings are based on applications received and evaluated by an independent judging panel organized by IAOP. The 2012 panel is led by IAOP managing director of thought leadership, IAOP, Jagdish Dalal, COP and president of JDalal Associates, LLC.

"In today's economy, it is more important than ever for outsourcing end users to be able to easily identify and select the right company for their outsourcing needs," said IAOP Chairman, Michael Corbett. "The Global Outsourcing 100 and The World's Best Outsourcing Advisors lists are essential for companies who are looking for proven leaders and rising stars in the outsourcing industry."

"We are honored by our continued recognition by IAOP as being among the leaders in the outsourcing industry," said Neil Hirshman, Kirkland partner. 

Kirkland's Outsourcing Practice Group is an integrated team of lawyers from around the globe. "Being named to this prominent list is 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 Gregg Kirchhoefer, Kirkland partner.

Kirkland's outsourcing lawyers take an active role with the IAOP. Mr. Hirshman is founder and co-chair of the Chicago Chapter of the IAOP, partner Stephen Johnson is founder and co-chair of the San Francisco Chapter and Mr. Kirchhoefer and partner David 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