As one of the world’s largest international law firms, Kirkland recognizes our responsibility to reduce our environmental impact on a global scale. Our commitment to sustainability results not only in a reduced environmental footprint, but also in a vibrant work environment for employees and innovative counsel for our clients. From building design to pro bono work, and energy use to charitable giving, sustainability is part of our internal fabric.


We are a member of the Law Firm Sustainability Network (LFSN), a nonprofit organization of global law firms committed to promoting the benefits of environmental sustainability within their firms and throughout the legal industry. Through participation in the LFSN, Kirkland has supported the global Earth Hour initiative to reduce power consumption, test-piloted the LFSN’s legal industry sustainability benchmarking standards and promoted legal industry Earth Day initiatives via social media.

Quick Facts

Through our data center efficiency efforts, we’ve saved nearly $2 million and reduced emissions by 17,638 metric tons of CO2e, which is equivalent to the following:


Numbers calculated by Hawkeye Energy Solutions

Sustainable Spaces

We are proud to occupy and create office space structured with consideration for the environment.

Across the globe, the majority of our workspaces have achieved noteworthy eco-friendly distinctions, including ENERGY STAR® ratings and the U.S. Green Building Council’s® LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System certification.

Environmental Pro Bono Work

Our commitment to sustainability is intertwined with our strong pro bono program. We are proud to advocate for organizations throughout the U.S. that support the environment.