Overview

These days there is simply no avoiding Kirkland & Ellis. - The Lawyer Global Litigation Top 50, 2018

Kirkland & Ellis is different.

We're easy-to-use, hyper-responsive and full of experienced partners who have been there before, have won repeatedly, and who love the battle.

We are renowned for our success in handling complex litigation, including trials, arbitrations and appeals. Our consistent trial results have been recognized and commended by The American Lawyer, Chambers & Partners, Benchmark Litigation, The National Law Journal and many other industry-leading publications. In addition, the preeminent American College of Trial Lawyers has invited 13 Kirkland trial attorneys into its membership.

Our clients trust us to try their most significant disputes to verdict, and we believe our win - loss record at trial is unparalleled.

While most cases settle before trial, our commitment to early trial preparation and trial-readiness often produces more favorable pre-trial rulings and settlements. Few firms show a litigation adversary the same willingness and capability to take a case to verdict. Clients rely on our strength in litigation, even turning to us on the eve of trials — knowing we have a long track record of integrating our attorneys seamlessly with existing teams from other firms. Our approach also promotes focused engagement on the key issues and defenses, promoting cost- and time-efficiencies for clients.

Trial Victories for 42 Clients

January 2017–July 2018

72 Cases Successfully Tried to Verdict

January 2017–July 2018

Trial Wins in 31 Venues

January 2017–July 2018

Kirkland Institute for Trial Advocacy

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World-Scale Matters

Our team has handled some of the largest investigations, criminal matters and civil proceedings in history