Press Release

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

Kirkland & Ellis LLP has been named to the list of The 2015 World’s Best Outsourcing Advisors for the Global Outsourcing 100® by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals® (IAOP®). The Firm has been named to the list each year since its inception. 

Kirkland also received "Full Stars," the highest possible rating, in "Delivery Excellence" and "Programs for Innovation," two additional Judging Category honors.
IAOP announced the list for the The Global Outsourcing 100 Providers and the World’s Best Outsourcing Advisors on February 16 at the 2015 Outsourcing World Summit®.
The 2015 Global Outsourcing 100 and The World's Best Outsourcing Advisors recognize 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 2015 panel is led by IAOP Chairman Michael F. Corbett.
“The ten-year milestone made it the perfect time to expand and build upon the Global Outsourcing 100’s growing recognition and value," said Mr. Corbett. “We’ve done that with a greater emphasis on making it easier to find companies and the excellence required to make the list. We’re pleased to once again recognize the field's top outsourcing providers and advisors at the 2015 Outsourcing World Summit and in FORTUNE magazine."

“We are proud to be recognized again by IAOP, an organization that we have enthusiastically partnered with for the last ten years,” said Kirkland partner Neil Hirshman.

Kirkland’s Outsourcing Practice Group is an integrated team of lawyers across a number of Kirkland offices and practice areas. “Being named to this list is a testament to our long and diverse experience in outsourcing and to the breadth and depth of Kirkland’s Outsourcing Practice Group,” 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 and NorCal Chapter and a member of IAOP’s Strategic Advisory Board.

Mr. Kirchhoefer founded the Legal and Compliance Chapter, which he co-chairs with 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, tax and restructuring. The Firm has offices in Beijing, Chicago, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Munich, New York, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Shanghai and Washington, D.C.
About the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals

IAOP is the go-to association leading the way to improve outsourcing outcomes by bringing together customers, providers and advisors in a collaborative, knowledge-based environment that promotes professional development, recognition, certification and excellence. With over 120,000 members and affiliates worldwide, IAOP is not only on top of the latest trends but in front of them. Through its expansive global chapter network, premier training and certification programs, knowledge center, member community and more, IAOP helps members learn, grow and succeed. For more information and how you can become involved, visit