Kirkland & Ellis LLP
• "Extremely brilliant people"
• "Ability to earn above-market compensation"
• "Control over what you do and who you work for"
• "I thought it would be more collaborative, but I spend a lot of time alone in my office"
• "Huge emphasis on hours billed"
• "Long and uncertain partnership track"
ABOUT THIS COMPANY:
Chicagoans are (famously and resolutely) loyal to their own, so within its hometown, Kirkland & Ellis ranks tops for prestige—but the firm’s reputation in litigation, restructuring, intellectual property and corporate work stretches far beyond Chitown.
In 1909, fresh-faced attorneys Stuart Shepard and Robert McCormick struck up a partnership, laying the foundation for the growth of a behemoth firm that has never forgotten its roots.Become a Gold Member or Log in to read the entire Scoop
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Kirkland At A Glance
10 Offices Worldwide: 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 tenacious advocates — and sophisticated negotiators — that clients demand. Although we handle the most challenging cases, our success rate at trial is among the best.
YOUR CAREER AT Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Kirkland & Ellis is a thriving and energetic place to work, and a firm that is unique in significant ways. We recruit talented individuals from diverse backgrounds whose ideas drive us forward. If you want to work at a firm that rewards and promotes achievement and growth, you’ve come to the right place.
At Kirkland, we believe people learn best by doing, not watching. You will work directly with partners on challenging cases and transactions from your first day. You’ll quickly feel like a valued member of the team, learning through hands-on experience and developing more quickly than peers at other firms.
In addition to the early responsibility provided to junior associates, we take pride in our training. Training through the Kirkland Institute has been widely recognized as among the best in the country. We combine those programs — such as mock trial exercises, lectures and presentations — with the informal training of learning side-by-side with partners and colleagues on client work.