Press Release

Kirkland Named to "The 2020 Global Outsourcing 100"

Kirkland & Ellis is pleased to announce that the Firm has been named to The 2020 Global Outsourcing 100 list of the world’s best outsourcing service providers and advisors by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals® (IAOP®). Kirkland has been named to the list each year since the list’s inception in 2007.

“Buyers understand there are hundreds of qualified service providers and advisors out there, but what they need to understand now is what makes each one exceptional,” said IAOP CEO, Debi Hamill. “The Global Outsourcing 100 list has done just that. We’re proud to recognize Kirkland for being among these organizations this year.”

The Global Outsourcing 100 is a special advertising feature produced by IAOP, and was announced on Feb. 18 at the 2020 Outsourcing World Summit®. The list is based on applications received, and judging is based on a rigorous scoring methodology that includes an independent review by an independent panel of IAOP customer members with extensive experience in selecting outsourcing service providers and advisors for their organizations.

"It is an honor for our outsourcing group to be recognized among the best in the industry," said Neil Hirshman, partner in Kirkland’s Outsourcing Practice Group. “We are proud of this recognition and our longstanding partnership with the IAOP.”

Kirkland’s Outsourcing Practice Group is an integrated team of lawyers across a number of Kirkland offices and practice areas.

"Our inclusion in this prestigious list for the past fourteen consecutive years underscores our outsourcing group’s ability to consistently provide excellent solutions to our clients as they navigate matters driven by ever-changing innovation and technological opportunities,” said Gregg Kirchhoefer, partner in Kirkland’s Outsourcing Practice Group.

Kirkland’s outsourcing lawyers take an active role with the IAOP. Mr. Hirshman is founder and co-chair of the IAOP’s Chicago Chapter and Northern California Chapter, and is the Chair of the Executive Committee of its Strategic Advisory Board. Mr. Kirchhoefer is a member of the IAOP Leadership Hall of Fame.

About Kirkland & Ellis

Kirkland & Ellis is an international law firm with more than 2,700 attorneys representing clients in private equity, M&A and other complex corporate transactions, litigation and dispute resolution/arbitration, restructuring, and intellectual property matters. The Firm operates from 15 offices around the world: Beijing, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Munich, New York, Palo Alto, Paris, 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