Press Release

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

Kirkland & Ellis LLP has been named to the list of The 2016 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.
IAOP announced the list for the The Global Outsourcing 100 Providers and the World’s Best Outsourcing Advisors on February 15 at the 2016 Outsourcing World Summit®.
The 2016 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 2016 panel is led by IAOP CEO Debi Hamill and Chairman Michael F. Corbett.
“Buyers understand there are hundreds of qualified service providers and advisors out there, but what they really need to understand now is what makes each one exceptional,” said IAOP CEO, Debi Hamill. “The Global Outsourcing 100 and World’s Best Advisors lists have done just that. We’re proud to recognize Kirkland & Ellis for being among the highest rated companies.”

“We are proud of our continued recognition by IAOP as a leader in the outsourcing space,” 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.

“Kirkland attorneys have long been leaders in the field, and this recognition is a testament to the breadth and depth of our 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 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 Kirkland partner Matthew Lovell.
About Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Kirkland & Ellis LLP is a 1,700-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