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Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Firm Stats

Management Committee Chair: Jon A. Ballis, P.C.
Hiring Partners: Stephanie Berdik & Matthew Cohn (Boston); Ryan Bennett, Nader Boulos, & Shelly Hirschtritt (Chicago); Anthony Speier (Dallas/Houston); Pippa Bond, Kimberly Branscome, & Hamed Meshki (LA); Lauren Casazza, Jonathan Davis, & Christopher Greco (NY); Vlad Kroll & Jeremy Veit (Palo Alto/San Francisco); Ragan Naresh & Bridget O’Connor (Washington, DC); Li-Chien Wong (Asia); William Burke, Matthew Elliott, & Sarah Jordan (London); Achim Herfs & Wolfgang Nardi (Munich)
Total No. Attorneys 2019:
2.5K - 3K

Base Salary

All U.S. offices:
1st year: $190,000
2nd year: $200,000
3rd year: $220,000
4th year: $255,000
5th year: $280,000
6th year: $305,000
Summer associate: $3,654/week

Summer Program

Summer Associate Offers:
291 out of 292 (2Ls) (2019)

No. of Summer Associates:
319 total (292 2Ls; 26 1Ls; 1 3L)

Employment Contact

See firm website for more information.

Major Office Locations

Boston, MA
Chicago, IL
Dallas, TX
Houston, TX
Los Angeles, CA (DTLA and Century City)
New York, NY
Palo Alto, CA
San Francisco, CA
Washington, DC
Hong Kong

Major Departments

Intellectual Property
*See firm website for complete list of practice areas and industries.