Press Release

Kirkland Named to “The 2021 Global Outsourcing 100”

Kirkland & Ellis is pleased to announce that the Firm has been named to The 2021 Global Outsourcing 100® list of the world’s best outsourcing service providers and advisors by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals® (IAOP®). The IAOP has named Kirkland to the list each year since the list’s inception in 2007 and this year gave the Firm top scores for Customer References, Awards & Certifications and Corporate Social Responsibility.

“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, and we’re proud to recognize Kirkland.” 

The Global Outsourcing 100 is a special advertising feature produced by the IAOP, and was announced on February 17. This list is based on applications received; 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.

"We are proud of our longstanding partnership with the IAOP, and their continued recognition of our outsourcing practice among the industry’s best," said Neil Hirshman, partner in Kirkland’s Sourcing & Information Technology Practice Group. 

Kirkland’s Sourcing & Information Technology Practice Group is an integrated team of lawyers across a number of Kirkland offices and practice areas.

"The IAOP’s recognition of our outsourcing group for the fifteenth consecutive year is a testament to the excellent solutions that we consistently provide to our clients as they navigate ever-changing innovation and technological opportunities,” said Gregg Kirchhoefer, partner in Kirkland’s Sourcing & Information Technology Practice Group.

Kirkland’s outsourcing lawyers take an active role with the IAOP. Mr. Hirshman is the Chair of IAOP’s Strategic Advisory Board, and Mr. Kirchhoefer is a member of the IAOP Leadership Hall of Fame.