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Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Management Committee Chair: Jeffrey C. Hammes
Hiring Partners: Stephanie Berdik & Matthew Cohn (Boston); Nader Boulos & Shelly Hirschtritt (Chicago); Anthony Speier (Houston); Diana Torres, Hamed Meshki, & Tana Ryan (LA); Jason Kanner, Lauren Casazza, & Ashley Gregory (NY); Jeremy Veit (Palo Alto/San Francisco); Daniel Donovan & Edwin U (DC); Li-Chien Wong (Asia); Sarah Jordan, William Burke & Matthew Elliott (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:
255 out of 256 (2Ls) (2018)

No. of Summer Associates:
283 total (256 2Ls; 26 1Ls)

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.