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11/10/2017
Human Rights Campaign | Awards & Rankings
2018 Corporate Equality Index
10/31/2017
Leadership Council on Legal Diversity | Awards & Rankings
Kirkland Named 2017 Top Performer by Leadership Council on Legal Diversity
10/12/2017
Press Releases
Kirkland Sponsors GLAAD Spirit Day for Fifth Year in a Row
8/1/2017
Equality Illinois | Awards & Rankings
Top Illinois Law Firm for LGBTQ Inclusiveness and Equality
7/27/2017
The American Lawyer | Awards & Rankings
The A-List
7/25/2017
Working Mother Magazine | Awards & Rankings
50 Best Law Firms for Women
5/26/2017
The National LGBT Bar Association | Awards & Rankings
Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40
5/8/2017
Immigration Equality | Awards & Rankings
Immigration Equality Safe Haven Award
3/21/2017
The New York Center for Law and Justice | Awards & Rankings
NYCLJ Access to Justice Award and Associate of the Year Award
3/17/2017
Leadership Council on Legal Diversity | Awards & Rankings
2017 LCLD Fellows Program
12/6/2016
Human Rights Campaign | Awards & Rankings
2017 Corporate Equality Index
12/6/2016
Press Releases
Kirkland Receives 100 Percent Score on HRC’s 2017 Corporate Equality Index for 10th Consecutive Year
11/16/2016
Press Releases
Kirkland Named 2016 Top Performer by Leadership Council on Legal Diversity
10/24/2016
The Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund | Awards & Rankings
2016 Freedom Award
10/10/2016
Press Releases
Kirkland Sponsors GLAAD Spirit Day for Fourth Year in a Row
9/22/2016
Thomson Reuters Foundation | Awards & Rankings
2016 TrustLaw Awards
8/1/2016
The American Lawyer | Awards & Rankings
The A-List
7/28/2016
Press Releases
Kirkland & Ellis Partner Tanya L. Greene Named a “Top Women Lawyer” by the National Diversity Council
7/27/2016
Press Releases
Kirkland & Ellis Named One of the 50 Best Law Firms for Women by Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers
7/26/2016
Working Mother Magazine | Awards & Rankings
50 Best Law Firms for Women
7/26/2016
Law360 | Press Mentions
Survey Shows Top Firms for Women Lawyers
Kirkland is honored as one of the top firms for female attorneys.
7/19/2016
Corporate Counsel | Press Mentions
Kirkland & Ellis' Diversity Conference Is Just the Start
Kirkland's first annual 1L Diversity Scholars Program is profiled.
7/13/2016
Equality Illinois | Awards & Rankings
Top Illinois Law Firm for LGBT Inclusiveness and Equality
6/3/2016
Association for Enterprise Opportunity | Awards & Rankings
AEO Corporate Citizenship Award
2/10/2016
Leadership Council on Legal Diversity | Awards & Rankings
2016 LCLD Fellows Program
11/18/2015
Human Rights Campaign | Awards & Rankings
2016 Corporate Equality Index
10/24/2015
Who's Who Legal | Awards & Rankings
Leading Law Firms for Pro Bono
10/14/2015
Press Releases
Kirkland Sponsors GLAAD’s 2015 Spirit Day
Kirkland & Ellis LLP is proud to partner with GLAAD, the nation’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy organization, to sponsor Spirit Day, the largest and most visible anti-bullying campaign in the world accelerating acceptance of LGBT youth.
10/1/2015
Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago | Awards & Rankings
Kirkland Receives Bill of Rights in Action Award
7/28/2015
Working Mother Magazine | Awards & Rankings
50 Best Law Firms for Women
7/28/2015
International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission | Awards & Rankings
Kirkland Receives IGLHRC Special Recognition Award
7/28/2015
The American Lawyer | Awards & Rankings
The A-List
7/1/2015
National LGBT Bar Association | Awards & Rankings
David Flugman Named to Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40 List
4/20/2015
Yale Law Women | Awards & Rankings
Top 10 Family Friendly Firms
3/10/2015
Press Releases
Kirkland & Ellis Partner Barack Echols Named One of Savoy Magazine’s 2015 Most Influential Black Lawyers
3/3/2015
Press Releases
Kirkland & Ellis Names Atif Khawaja as Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow
1/20/2015
Awards & Rankings
Kirkland Wins Asylum for LGBT Russian Young Adult
11/19/2014
Human Rights Campaign | Awards & Rankings
2015 Corporate Equality Index
8/6/2014
Working Mother | Press Mentions
The Rule Breakers
Linda Myers discusses strategies that help women get ahead in the legal field.
8/5/2014
Working Mother/Flex-Time Lawyers LLC | Awards & Rankings
50 Best Law Firms for Women
6/30/2014
The American Lawyer | Awards & Rankings
The A-List
6/25/2014
Alliance of Illinois Judges | Awards & Rankings
Alliance of Illinois Judges Award
6/12/2014
The Network Journal | Awards & Rankings
40 Under Forty
6/12/2014
National Immigrant Justice Center | Awards & Rankings
Rising Star Award
5/28/2014
Immigration Equality | Awards & Rankings
Immigration Equality Safe Haven Pro Bono Award
4/23/2014
Lambda Legal | Awards & Rankings
Kirkland Recognized at Lambda Legal Bon Foster Event
4/21/2014
Yale Law Women | Awards & Rankings
Top 10 Family Friendly Firms
12/9/2013
Human Rights Campaign | Awards & Rankings
2014 Corporate Equality Index
12/9/2013
Press Releases
Kirkland & Ellis LLP Receives 100-Percent Score on HRC’s 2014 Corporate Equality Index
November/December 2013
Profiles in Diversity Journal | Press Mentions
Lean In Sparks Success Connections at Kirkland & Ellis
Kirkland's partnership with Lean In is discussed.
8/6/2013
Working Mother/Flex-Time Lawyers LLC | Awards & Rankings
50 Best Law Firms for Women
July 2013
The American Lawyer | Awards & Rankings
The A-List
11/14/2012
Human Rights Campaign | Awards & Rankings
2013 Corporate Equality Index
11/14/2012
Press Releases
Kirkland & Ellis Receives 100 Percent Score on HRC’s 2013 Corporate Equality Index
11/13/2012
Working Mother/Flex-Time Lawyers LLC | Awards & Rankings
50 Best Law Firms for Women
11/13/2012
Press Releases
Kirkland & Ellis Named One of the 50 Best Law Firms for Women by Working Mother Magazine and Flex-Time Lawyers LLC
September/October 2012
Profiles in Diversity Journal | Awards & Rankings
Women Worth Watching
7/26/2012
Equality Illinois | Awards & Rankings
Top Illinois LGBT-Friendly Firm
6/1/2012
The American Lawyer | Awards & Rankings
2012 Diversity Scorecard
3/26/2012
Immigration Equality | Awards & Rankings
Gold Star Pro Bono Firms
8/12/2011
The National LGBT Bar Association | Awards & Rankings
Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40
Summer 2011
San Francisco Attorney | Press Mentions
Behind the Scenes with Young Lawyers Working on the Same-Sex Marriage Cases
Sarah Piepmeier is quoted regarding her work on a legal team, before joining Kirkland, that sought to overturn the California ban on same-sex marriages.
7/1/2011
Chicago Lawyer | Press Mentions
State of Diversity: 'I Think We're Ready to Leap to Another Level'
Linda Myers participated in a roundtable discussion regarding law firm diversity.
6/1/2011
The American Lawyer | Awards & Rankings
2011 Diversity Scorecard
5/2/2011
Law360 | Press Mentions
Yale Survey Names Top 10 Family-Friendly Firms
Kirkland is named to Yale Law Women's "Top 10 Family-Friendly Firms."
4/28/2011
Yale Law Women | Awards & Rankings
2011 Top 10 Family Friendly Firm
10/18/2010
Law360 | Press Mentions
Firms Say 'Out And Proud' Makes Good Business Sense
Walt Lohmann and Edward Sadtler discuss LGBT initiatives at Kirkland.
10/4/2010
Human Rights Campaign | Awards & Rankings
2011 Corporate Equality Index and Best Places to Work Survey
10/4/2010
Press Releases
Kirkland & Ellis LLP Receives Perfect Score on HRC’s 2011 Corporate Equality Index
7/29/2010
Press Releases
Kirkland & Ellis LLP Ranked as a Top 10 Illinois LGBT-Friendly Firm
7/29/2010
Equality Illinois | Awards & Rankings
Top 10 Illinois LGBT-Friendly Firm
6/10/2010
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | Press Mentions
Groups Release ‘Call to Action’ Report This Week
Linda Myers is quoted regarding the increased number of female partners at Chicago law firms.
5/7/2010
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | Press Mentions
4 Local Firms Recognized for Family Policies
Linda Myers is quoted regarding Kirkland's work/life policies.
5/3/2010
Yale Law Women | Awards & Rankings
Top 10 Family Friendly Firms
1/5/2010
Press Releases
Kirkland & Ellis LLP Signs American Bar Association Pledge for Change
10/23/2009
The National Law Journal | Awards & Rankings
Minority Partners in D.C.
9/16/2009
Press Releases
Kirkland & Ellis LLP Receives Perfect Score on HRC’s 2010 Corporate Equality Index
7/1/2009
The American Lawyer | Press Mentions
The A-List
Kirkland & Ellis ranks 18th in the Firm's first appearance on the prestigious American Lawyer Law Firm A-List.
4/6/2009
Press Releases
Kirkland & Ellis LLP Announces Recipients of 2009 Diversity Fellowship Program
3/26/2009
Press Releases
Kirkland & Ellis LLP Receives Award for Workplace Equality Innovation by The Human Rights Campaign
3/25/2009
Human Rights Campaign | Awards & Rankings
Award for Workplace Equality Innovation
10/20/2008
Transgender Law Center | Awards & Rankings
Community Ally Award
9/11/2008
Press Releases
Kirkland Selected as a Yale Law Women Family Friendly Firm
9/2/2008
Press Releases
Kirkland & Ellis LLP Receives Perfect Score on Corporate Equality Index for Second Consecutive Year
July 2008
LatinLawyer Magazine | Press Mentions
Global Positioning
Andres Mena is mentioned in this article about the increased number of Latin lawyers moving to U.S. law firms.
July 2008
Chicago Lawyer | Press Mentions
Improving Diversity Through Pipeline Programs
Kevin Evanich is quoted regarding Kirkland's efforts to recruit talented and diverse attorneys.
July 2008
NALP Bulletin | Press Mentions
NALP Launches Diversity Pipeline Initiative
NALP and Street Law have developed a new new diversity pipeline partnership. Five NALP member law firms were selected to participate in this pilot program, including Kirkland's San Francisco office.
6/11/2008
Press Releases
Kirkland & Ellis LLP Hosts Leadership Forum for Women
6/10/2008
Press Releases
Kirkland & Ellis LLP Establishes Disability Rights Legal Center Fellowship
3/28/2008
Press Releases
Kirkland & Ellis LLP Partners with National Association for Urban Debate Leagues to Host Dinner
3/10/2008
The National Law Journal | Press Mentions
Law Firms Set Up 'Pipeline' for Minority Talent
Kevin Evanich is quoted regarding the firm's efforts to help diverse students succeed in college.
2/28/2008
The Record | Press Mentions
WLA Conference Focused on Breaking Down Barriers
Kirkland & Ellis sponsored the Second Annual HLS Alumnae conference, an event recognizing female trailblazers in the legal profession. Karen Walker and Wendy Bloom served as panelists.
2/6/2008
Press Releases
Kirkland & Ellis LLP Announces Recipients of 2008 Diversity Fellowship Program
11/5/2007
Press Releases
Kirkland & Ellis LLP Partner Sarah Kirson Named to Crain’s Chicago Business 40 Under 40 List
9/17/2007
Press Releases
Kirkland & Ellis LLP Receives Perfect 100 Percent Score on the Human Rights Campaign 2008 Corporate Equality Index
8/26/2007
National Association of Women Lawyers Newsletter | Press Mentions
In My Opinion
Linda Myers is interviewed by the publication regarding issues pertinent to professional women.
8/14/2007
Press Releases
Kirkland & Ellis LLP Named One of the 50 Best Law Firms for Women
7/11/2007
Chicago Lawyer | Press Mentions
Diversity Matters as Minority Students Aim for the Big Firms
Summer associate Hector Bove is interviewed in this article regarding diversity hiring practices at Kirkland from a student perspective.
05/29/2007
Press Releases
Kirkland & Ellis to Help Build a Diversity Pipeline
4/21/2007
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | Press Mentions
Mentoring Program Offers Suitable Career Advice

The Kirkland Women's Leadership Initiative event at Ann Taylor is covered in this article. Robin McCue is quoted.

3/29/2007
Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center | Awards & Rankings
Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center Corporate Leader Award
3/2/2007
Law.com | Press Mentions
Top Law Firms Undergo a Rainbow Revolution

Edward Sadtler is quoted in this article on the increased efforts of law firms to recruit gay and lesbian associates.

2/1/2007
Chicago Lawyer | Press Mentions
Women and Minorities: Why Do They Leave the Big Firms?

Linda Myers and Barry Fields comment on the retention of women and minorities at law firms.

10/2/2006
New York Lawyer | Press Mentions
Firm Takes Lead in Helping LGBT Students Attend National Recruiting Event

This article discusses Kirkland & Ellis' contribution to a Bay Area gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender law group that helped send several law students to the National Lavender Law recruiting event in Washington, D.C.

3/28/2006
NBC 5 Chicago | Press Mentions
Mentors Helping to Nurture Next Professional Generation
In a news segment about Kirkland’s efforts to improve diversity, Chicago partner, Barack Echols, was profiled for his work with Link Unlimited, a not-for-profit organization that provides educational services and mentoring to low-income African American youth from Chicago's inner city.
2/13/2006
Legal Times | Press Mentions
Dollars for Dillard
Michael Jones is mentioned for his efforts to raise funds for his alma mater, Dillard University, after it was damaged by Hurricane Katrina.
11/1/2005
Minority Law Journal | Press Mentions
The Color of Money

Kirkland's $15,000 scholarship for minority law students and former recipient Barack Echols are mentioned in this article regarding the impact of minority scholarship programs. 

5/3/2005
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | Press Mentions
Law Firm's Luncheon Meetings Hit the High Points -- On Parenting

K&E Parenting Link was created to bring important information about parenting to busy lawyers within their work environment. Kirkland's unique educational series for parents is examined in this article.

12/1/2004
Chicago Lawyer | Press Mentions
Women Struggle for Entry in Old-Boy Practice Areas
Meg Gibson is of a very rare breed -- a female private equity attorney. A partner in Kirkland's Chicago office, Meg talks about breaking the glass ceiling in the male-dominated world of corporate law. 
7/26/2004
Legal Times | Press Mentions
Happy Returns
Kirkland partner Michael Jones first began mentoring Washington D.C. high school students years ago, and now two of those students are about to graduate from the best law schools in the country.
4/1/2004
Diversity & The Bar | Press Mentions
A Woman's Place is in the Courtroom
Women litigators are becoming a more common sight in today's courtrooms. In this article, 21 outstanding women litigators, including Kirkland partner Leslie Smith, talk about the trials and triumphs of being a woman in the courtroom.
3/29/2004
Crain's Chicago Business | Press Mentions
Rainmaker Represents A-List Clients
Kirkland & Ellis' Emily Nicklin has become one of Chicago's top litigators, and one of the Firm's top rainmakers since her arrival in 1979. In this profile, Ms. Nicklin talks about her rise to the top, her biggest cases, and the trials and triumphs of being a female litigator.
11/4/2003
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | Press Mentions
Kirkland & Ellis LLP Congratulates its 2003 Diversity Scholars
Kirkland & Ellis awards scholarships to second-year minority students from Northwestern University School of Law and The University of Chicago Law School.
11/1/2003
Black Enterprise | Press Mentions
America's Top Black Lawyers
Washington litigation partner Michael D. Jones is selected as one of "America's Top Black Lawyers."
8/19/2002
Los Angeles Daily Journal | Press Mentions
Two Summer Associates Form 'an Awesome Team'
Two summer associates at Kirkland's Los Angeles office work together to get through the summer program.
12/17/2001
The National Law Journal | Press Mentions
America's Top 50 Women Litigators
Chicago litigation partner Emily Nicklin is chosen as one of "America's Top 50 Women Litigators."
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