Kirkland At A Glance

1,600 Attorneys

12 Offices Worldwide: Beijing, Chicago, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Munich, New York, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Shanghai, Washington, D.C.

Our Core Practice Areas


Our trial lawyers are the experienced courtroom advocates that clients demand. We handle the most challenging cases, and our success rate at trial is among the best in the country.


We cover the full spectrum of corporate transactions important to global businesses, including private equity, M&A, debt finance, capital markets, private funds, tax and real estate. Our attorneys don’t just understand the market — they often “move the market” with innovative solutions.

Intellectual Property

We have one of the most respected intellectual property litigation practices in the country. Known primarily for complex patent litigation, we also have an outstanding copyright, trademark and Internet practice.


We represent some of the world’s largest companies in high-profile, complicated and often contested restructurings.

Firm News

We take pride in our accomplishments. Kirkland’s website has a complete list of Firm awards and accolades, press mentions and press releases. Here are a few of our recent accolades:

Ranked in Tier 1 in nine categories
Chambers Global, The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2015

Eight practice groups selected as Law360 2014 “Practice Groups of the Year

Ranked first in “Buyouts” by value of deals
The American Lawyer
Corporate Scorecard,” 2015

Ranked first by number of total deals with a value of $100 million or more in 2013
Corporate Control Alert, 2013

Ranked in Tier 1 in Copyright, ITC, Life Sciences, Patent Contentious and Trademark Contentious
Managing Intellectual Property 2014 World IP Survey

One of the “Fearsome Foursome” — Clients’ most-feared litigation opponents
The BTI Consulting Group’s 2015 Litigation Outlook

Debtor’s counsel for one of the 12 “Most Successful Restructurings of 2014” and the  “Largest Chapter 11 of 2014
Turnarounds & Workouts, 2014

“Cross-Border Restructuring Deal of the Year (Over $1 Billion)” and “Professional Services (B-to-B) Deal of the Year”
The M&A Advisor’s 8th Annual Turnaround Awards, 2014