Kirkland & Ellis LLP has opened new state-of-the-art office space to accommodate its growth and commitment to Silicon Valley. Kirkland opened the Palo Alto office in 2008 and it has since doubled in size, growing to more than 25 attorneys. The new office space is located at 3330 Hillview Avenue, in the Stanford Research Park area of Palo Alto, California. Kirkland will occupy the entire 30,000 square-foot, two-story building which includes five conference facilities and is expected to achieve LEED certification under the Commercials Interiors rating system.
The Palo Alto office will continue to focus on private equity and intellectual property matters. Kirkland's private equity practice is consistently recognized as one of the leaders in the country in number and dollar volume of public and private transactions. In Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2012, Kirkland received tier one rankings in Corporate/M&A: Private Equity (California) and Private Equity: Buyouts (Nationwide) and is described as a "market leader in the buyouts space" with "the best sense of where the market is going." Kirkland is also rated tier one for Private Equity: Buyouts by The Legal 500 U.S. and has been named as one of the "Private Equity Groups of the Year" by Law360 in 2012.
Kirkland's intellectual property practice is a leader both regionally and nationwide, advising clients in their most complex intellectual property and technology matters. Chambers USA ranks Kirkland's nationwide IP practice as tier one, noting that Kirkland is "considered a powerhouse firm" and "offers a coast-to-coast network of IP expertise coupled with an impressive global reach." Legal 500 also ranks Kirkland's patent litigation practice in tier one and Law360 named the practice as one of five "Intellectual Property Practice Groups of the Year" in 2012.
Kirkland & Ellis LLP is a 1,600-attorney law firm representing global clients in complex corporate, intellectual property and technology, litigation and dispute resolution/arbitration, restructuring, real estate and tax matters. The Firm has offices in Palo Alto, Chicago, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Munich, New York, San Francisco, Shanghai and Washington, D.C.