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- Designation: Chicago
- Head Count: 1,576
- Gross Revenues: $2,150,000,000
- Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,365,000
- Profits Per Partner: $3,510,000
- Year Over Year Change: 0
Kirkland & Ellis is a Chicago-based law firm. According to the National Law Journal's 2015 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Kirkland & Ellis has 1576 attorneys and is the 15th largest firm in the United States. With $2,150,000,000 in gross revenue in 2014, the firm placed 5th on The American Lawyer's 2015 Am Law 200 ranking. On the 2013 Global 100 survey, Kirkland & Ellis ranked as the 6th highest grossing law firm in the world. The firm has offices in CA, DC, IL, NY and TX.
In the News
Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : August 27, 2015
Patrick Ellisen joins the firm's Silicon Valley office from Greenberg Traurig.
Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : August 27, 2015
Dealmakers saw the upside of sunken oil prices yet again this week.
Mike Sacks : Legal Times : August 25, 2015
Federal prosecutors file hundreds of pages of court records that challenge Sen. Robert Menendez's effort to stop the criminal case against him. The Sixth Circuit is poised to rule on whether clerks can, at least for now, stop issuing marriage licenses altogether. And Big Law, with its interest in China, closely eyes ongoing market volatility. This is a news roundup from ALM and other publications.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 25, 2015
K&L Gates offsets a series of partner departures with hires in Dallas and Asia; Ashurst brings back a private equity pro from Skadden; Boies Schiller bags one from Cravath; a McKenna Long founder decamps; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.
Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : August 25, 2015
Win-win is a cliché, but it's an apt description of what went down between Cooley client Gevo Inc. and rival Butamax Advanced Biofuels, represented by Kirkland & Ellis.
Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : August 25, 2015
Kirkland & Ellis and Thompson & Knight represent GEP Haynesville in joint venture's $850 million purchase of shale assets.
P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : August 25, 2015
A federal appeals court has ruled the Wyndham hotel chain and its subsidiaries sued in a Federal Trade Commission action are still on the hook for three data breaches into the corporation's computer network that resulted in $10.6 million in fraudulent charges to customers' credit cards.
Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : August 24, 2015
Partner Adam Alper represents Zebra Enterprise Solutions in a dispute over technology used by the National Football League.
: The National Law Journal : August 24, 2015
Lateral moves, new arrivals and distinctions in this week's column.
: The American Lawyer : August 24, 2015
Franklin California v. Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; Smartflash v. Apple; Jang v. Boston Scientific; Amphastar v. Sanofi
Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : August 24, 2015
China's stock tumble, with its nerve-rattling aftershocks in the U.S., may cause law firms to further scrutinize their strategy in Asia.
: The American Lawyer : August 24, 2015
Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : August 24, 2015
The legal market in The Second City is in solid shape, due in large part to deal making and transactional work for the area's deep bench of top public companies and some newer players.
Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : August 21, 2015
Ruling on sanctions motions that have been pending for nearly six years, a federal judge in Delaware found that Rembrandt Technologies LP engaged in widespread document spoliation, unethical payments to witnesses and fraudulent revival of patents. What took so long?
Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : August 21, 2015
When James Hurst left Winston & Strawn, where he was chairman of the litigation department, to join Kirkland & Ellis in December, he knew conflicts would prevent client Sandoz Inc. from following him. But he scored a final win for the company on Thursday, when a Delaware federal judge ruled for the company in a patent fight over a cancer drug.
Jennifer Henderson and Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : August 20, 2015
Sprout Pharmaceuticals didn't have to wait long for a big-name buyer to spring big bucks for the nascent drug developer. Sullivan & Cromwell took the lead for the company, founded in 2011, on its $1 billion sale this week to longtime Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom client Valeant Pharmaceuticals International.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 19, 2015
Two top data privacy and security partners leave McDermott Will & Emery for Ropes & Gray; Latham & Watkins hires again from Clifford Chance in Germany; and more notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.
Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : August 18, 2015
In the the latest example of U.S. firms with merit-based compensation systems poaching from their lockstep Magic Circle rivals, Latham & Watkins has hired another partner in Germany from Clifford Chance.
Patience Haggin : The Recorder : August 17, 2015
Michael Sullivan specializes in emerging growth companies and venture capital.
Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : August 16, 2015
With Mavrakakis Law Group's decision to return to Big Law, Haynes and Boone picked up eight boutique patent litigators and a new Chicago office packed with Kirkland & Ellis alums.
Patience Haggin : The Recorder : August 13, 2015
Deal brings the firm four lawyers in Palo Alto and a new Chicago office.
Scott Graham : The Recorder : August 13, 2015
En banc ruling gives patent holders more ammunition in suits where a service provider and a customer together infringe a patent.
Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : August 13, 2015
Google turns to its longtime M&A counsel at Cleary Gottlieb to create a new holding company for the search giant, plus a rundown of this week's other megadeals and the law firms scrambling to keep them on track.
Andrew Keshner : New York Law Journal : August 13, 2015
In a hard-fought case over claims made by Cablevision and Verizon while advertising their Internet services, a magistrate judge has temporarily blocked Cablevision from accusing Verizon of dishonesty.
Angela Neville : Texas Lawyer : August 12, 2015
Energy Future Holdings' trump card to help it move beyond its current Chapter 11 bankruptcy woes appears to be its prized asset, Oncor Electric Delivery.
Karen Sloan : New York Law Journal : August 06, 2015
The American Bar Association's House of Delegates adopted a resolution Tuesday urging law schools to better inform students about their educational loans and how to repay that debt.
Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : August 06, 2015
In the Teva-Mylan M&A fight, a preliminary litigation win helped keep a hostile bidder at bay.
Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : August 06, 2015
When Coca-Cola bottlers combine to create the largest independent bottler for the mega beverage brand, they need a fountain of law firms to seal the deal. Plus, the pharma M&A frenzy continues in our latest roundup of billion-dollar deals.
Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : August 04, 2015
Former Kirkland & Ellis partner Ya-Chiao Chang specializes in U.S. patent litigation.
Karen Sloan : The National Law Journal : August 04, 2015
The American Bar Association's House of Delegates on Tuesday adopted a resolution urging law schools to better inform students about their educational loans and how to repay that debt.