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Diversity

"At Kirkland, we believe our ability to function at the highest level of our profession is enhanced by building a team of lawyers who bring us the benefits of a broad range of socioeconomic, racial, ethnic and personal backgrounds. Our commitment to diversity is reflected not only in the Firm's policies, programs and committees, but also through our efforts to maintain a culture that values and gathers strength from difference. Kirkland's commitment to diversity and inclusion is ensured by our Firmwide Diversity Integration Task..."

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Kirkland & Ellis

300 N LaSalle
Chicago, IL 60654
Phone: (312) 862-2000

Firm Stats

Management Committee Chair: Jon A. Ballis
Hiring Partners: Stephanie Berdik and Matthew Cohn (Boston); Ryan Bennett, Nader Boulos, and Shelly Hirschtritt (Chicago); Anthony Speier (Texas); Hamed Meshki, & Pippa Bond (LA); Lauren Casazza, Jon Davis, and Chris Greco (NY); Vlad Kroll and Brandon Brown (Palo Alto/San Francisco); Ragan Naresh and Bridget O’Connor (DC); Li-Chien Wong (Asia); Sarah Jordan, William Burke, and Matthew Elliott (London); Achim Herfs and Wolfgang Nardi (Munich)
Total No. Attorneys (2021):
2.5K - 3K

Base Salary

Base Salary (2021)
Class of 2020: $205,000
Class of 2019: $215,000
Class of 2018: $240,000
Class of 2017: $275,000
Class of 2016: $305,000
Class of 2015: $330,000
Summer Associate: $3942/week

Employment Contact

Please visit
www.kirkland.com/careers
for office-specific email addresses.

No. of U.S. Offices: 10

No. of International Offices: 7

Major Office Locations

Austin, TX - 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 | Beijing
Brussels
Hong Kong
London
Munich
Paris
Shanghai

Major Departments

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