Racial & Ethnic Diversity



Kirkland encourages a sense of community among its diverse attorneys, providing real efforts and support behind its words. - Atif Khawaja, Partner, Co-Chair of the Firmwide Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee


We are proud of our attorneys’ rich and varied backgrounds, knowledge and skills, and we believe diversity makes us stronger as a Firm. We strive to foster a culture in which varying viewpoints are not just heard – they are encouraged.

The Racial and Ethnic Diversity Subcommittee of Kirkland’s Firmwide Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee is focused on office-specific, Firmwide and external programs designed to address the needs and priorities of racially and ethnically diverse attorneys, including recruitment, retention and promotion within the Firm.

125+ DEI-Related Programs

in 2021

A-List Firm

The American Lawyer, 2013–2022

340 2L Diversity Fellowships

Totaling Over $7 Million in Grants

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