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Kirkland At A Glance

1,600 Attorneys

11 Offices Worldwide: Beijing, Chicago, Hong Kong, 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, 2013

Six practice groups selected as Law360 2013 “Practice Groups of the Year

Ranked first in “Private Equity” and second in “Mergers & Acquisitions” by volume of deals
The American Lawyer
Corporate Scorecard,” 2013

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

Ranked in Tier 1 in Copyright, ITC and Patent Contentious
Managing Intellectual Property 2013 World IP Survey

Ranked in Tier 1 in Intellectual Property: Patent
Chambers Global, The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2012 & 2013

Chicago Litigation Department of the Year
The National Law Journal, 2013

One of the “Fearsome Foursome” — Clients’ most-feared litigation opponents
The BTI Consulting Group’s 2014 Litigation Outlook

Debtor’s counsel for five of the  “Most Successful Restructurings of 2013” and five of the  “Largest Chapter 11s of 2013
Turnarounds & Workouts, 2014

Five awards, including “Restructuring Deal of the Year”
The M&A Advisor’s 7th Annual Turnaround Awards, 2013