Press Release

Kirkland Named as One of the “Best of The World's Best Outsourcing Advisors”

Kirkland & Ellis has been named to the list of the Best of The 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 Best of The World's Best Outsourcing Advisors on February 19 at the 2019 Outsourcing World Summit®.  Results were based upon an evaluation of the scoring results over the entirety of The Global Outsourcing 100 and WBOA programs.

“Companies, today, are facing a competitive and continuously changing business landscape; for that reason, the Global Outsourcing 100 and World’s Best Advisors lists are what organizations in our industry aspire to, as these awards are a testament to those companies that have raised the bar,” said IAOP CEO, Debi Hamill. “I am proud to acknowledge the role of these leading organizations on IAOP’s 2019 Best of The World's Best Outsourcing Advisors for continually being recognized on these prestigious lists.”

"We are proud of our longstanding partnership with the IAOP and honored by our continued recognition as leaders 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 practice areas.

"Being named to this prestigious list is a testament to our global, diverse experience in outsourcing and 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 vice chair of IAOP’s Strategic Advisory Board. Mr. Kirchhoefer is a member of the IAOP Leadership Hall of Fame.

About Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Kirkland & Ellis is global law firm with 2,500 attorneys representing clients in intellectual property, private equity, M&A and other complex corporate transactions, litigation and dispute resolution/arbitration, and restructuring matters. The Firm has 14 offices around the world: Chicago, Beijing, Boston, Dallas, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Munich, New York, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Shanghai and Washington, D.C.

About IAOP

IAOP is the global association that brings together customers, providers, and advisors in a collaborative, knowledge-based environment that promotes professional and organizational development, recognition, certification, and excellence to improve business service models and outcomes. Our members and affiliates worldwide are digging deep at IAOP conferences, learning at IAOP chapter meetings, getting trained and certified at IAOP courses and workshops, and connecting through IAOP social media, all with one goal: better business results. Whether you are a customer, provider or advisor, new to collaborative business models like outsourcing, or you are an experienced professional, IAOP connects you and your organization to our growing global community and to the resources you need to get the results your company deserves and demands. For more information and how you can become involved, visit