Kirkland At A Glance

1,900 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. Kirkland also handles criminal and civil antitrust litigation defense, government investigation defense and merger clearance matters.


We cover the full spectrum of complex corporate transactions important to global businesses, including private equity, M&A, debt finance, capital markets, private funds, tax, executive compensation, real estate, and technology and IP transactions. 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 and creditors in high-profile, complex and often contested multijurisdictional 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 12 categories
Chambers Global, The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2016

Five practice groups selected as Law360 2016 “Practice Groups of the Year”

Ranked first in “Buyouts” by volume of deals
The American Lawyer “Corporate Scorecard,” 2016

Ranked in Tier 1 in U.S. Copyright, ITC, Life Sciences and Patent Contentious
Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars 2016

One of the “Fearsome Foursome” — Clients’ most-feared litigation opponents
The BTI Consulting Group’s 2017 Litigation Outlook

Debtor’s counsel on five of the “Largest 16 Chapter 11 filings of 2015”
Turnarounds & Workouts, 2016