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 2013 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 on its list, and ranked ninth overall. Kirkland has been ranked as the first or second law firm since the list's inception in 2009.

 IAOP announced the list for the The Global Outsourcing 100 Providers and the World's Best Outsourcing Advisors on February 18 at The 2013 Outsourcing World Summit®.
The 2013 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 2013 panel is led by IAOP managing director of thought leadership, IAOP, Jagdish Dalal, COP and president of JDalal Associates, LLC.
"As applicants continually raise the bar and as the outsourcing industry continues to grow and mature in many markets, competition is tougher," said Mr. Dalal. "Being named to The Global Outsourcing 100 and The World's Best Outsourcing Advisors is a great achievement, particularly given the strong competition, and we are proud to recognize Kirkland & Ellis for their excellence."
"We at Kirkland are grateful for our sustained recognition by IAOP as a leader in the outsourcing industry," said Neil Hirshman, Kirkland partner. 
Kirkland's Outsourcing Practice Group is an integrated team of lawyers across a number of Kirkland offices and all practice areas. "Kirkland attorneys have a long tradition of innovative work and thought leadership in the outsourcing space, and being named to this list demonstrates the breadth and depth of our global practice," 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, and is a member of the Strategic Advisory Board. Mr. Kirchhoefer founded IAOP's Legal and Compliance Chapter, which he co-chairs with Kirkland partner Matthew Lovell.
About Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Kirkland & Ellis LLP is a 1,600-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