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 and 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 and 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.

119 Diversity-Related Programs

January 2020−December 2020

A-List Firm

The American Lawyer, 2013–2020

Over 275 2L Diversity Fellowships

Totaling Approximately $6 Million in Grants

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