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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
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 03, 2015
Kirkland & Ellis makes a pair of key additions in New York and London from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Lewis Brisbois expands again; one partner joins his fourth firm within a year; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.
Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : August 03, 2015
Covington & Burling, at the top of The National Law Journal's list of Washington's largest firms for the second consecutive year, added about 15 total lawyers last year in a time when elite firms, especially ones that focus on litigation, find the most ability to expand in Washington.
Patience Haggin : The Recorder : July 31, 2015
Sonal Mehta is the latest to leave a legendary litigation practice that at its peak counted 120 lawyers nationwide.
Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : July 31, 2015
The managing partner of Sullivan & Cromwell's M&A group stepped in for Kirkland & Ellis on Teva Pharmaceutical Industries' hostile bid for Mylan and subsequently picked up work on the Israeli drug maker's $40.5 billion buy of Allergan's generics business.
by Erin e. Harrison : Legaltech News : July 30, 2015
In-house and law firm legal operations turn to technology to succeed, but do their plans for innovation look the same?
Scott Flaherty : The Am Law Daily : July 29, 2015
Israel's Teva Pharmaceutical announced its $40.5 billion buy of Allergan's generics business this week, a move that saw the acquirer drop its hostile bid for Mylan NV, which it had pursued since April. While that cooled off a heated takeover battle, Mylan remains embroiled in a pair of suits, including a putative shareholder class action and another case against Teva's ex-corporate lawyers at Kirkland & Ellis.
Karen Sloan : The National Law Journal : July 29, 2015
Law schools don't prepare graduates for the financial realities they'll face when their student loans come due, an American Bar Association task force has concluded after a year spent examining legal education costs. Next week, the House of Delegates will take up a proposal to fix that.
Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : July 28, 2015
The traffic-control systems designer will list next month four years after its first attempt at going public was postponed because of a deadly train rash in eastern China that killed 40 people.
MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : July 28, 2015
A select group of Am Law 200 firms are among those touted by Working Mother magazine and consulting firm Flex-Time Lawyers for their annual look at the 50 best firms for women, based on metrics like family-friendly policies and percentage of female partners.
Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : July 28, 2015
It's hard enough to make a riveting closing argument in, say, a murder trial, but to do it in a patent case takes a special kind of finesse. In a recent win before a Chicago federal jury on Samsung Electronics Co.'s behalf, Kirkland & Ellis partner Luke Dauchot managed to make patent infringement (dare we say it?) interesting.
Jim Schroeder : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015
Paul Hastings keeps its top spot in The American Lawyer's latest survey of the best of the best in Big Law.
David Bario, Susan Beck, Scott Flaherty, Marissa Kendall and Rebekah Mintzer : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015
U.S. v. Rainey; Davies v. Broadcom; In the matter of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts; ACE Securities v. DB Structured Products; Cook v. Rockwell; Capitol Records v. Sirius XM; Gold v. Anthem
David L. Brown : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015
Am Law 200 firms get the lion's share of oral argument, an analysis finds.
Kim Kleman, editor-in-chief : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015
The overall scores in our yearly A-List survey keep rising. But even among A-Listers, there's room to improve.
Jennifer Henderson : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015
Jim Schroeder : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015
Who's Up, who's down, and how so many of the same A-List winners keep managing to come back for more.
American Lawyer staff reporting : The Asian Lawyer : July 24, 2015
Am Law 200 and Global 100 firms active in China appear reluctant to join the bar associations around the world that have expressed support for the lawyers detained by the Chinese government in July.
Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : July 23, 2015
Anthem's $48 billion takeover bid for Cigna and AT&T's successful $48 billion acquisition of DirecTV provided work for dozens of lawyers at Am Law 100 firms.
Michael D. Goldhaber : The Am Law Daily : July 23, 2015
The contest attracted 225 strong entries across 30 categories, and honors firms and legal departments involved in the globe's most distinguished deals, disputes and social initiatives.
Gina Passarella : Delaware Business Court Insider : July 22, 2015
AbbVie shareholders cannot bring a derivative suit against individual directors for the transfer of liabilities when AbbVie was spun off by Abbott Laboratories, the Delaware Court of Chancery has ruled.
Amaris Elliott-Engel : Delaware Business Court Insider : July 22, 2015
Board directors for travel company Orbitz did not breach their fiduciary duties when they approved a services agreement in which the corporation promised to pay a shortfall to entities affiliated with its controlling shareholder if it does not process a guaranteed minimum of air, car and hotel reservations through the controlling shareholder, Delaware Court of Chancery Chancellor Andre G. Bouchard has ruled.
Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : July 21, 2015
Huge potential damages make these suits a tempting new target for plaintiffs lawyers. But they shouldn't expect easy victories.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 20, 2015
The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. has tapped Weil, Gotshal & Manges restructuring partner Ray Schrock—one of The American Lawyer's Star Lateral hires of 2014—to handle its second bankruptcy case in five years.
: The National Law Journal : July 20, 2015
New arrivals and lateral moves in this week's column.
Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : July 20, 2015
Two years after the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision in erected a roadblock against pharmaceutical companies paying competitors to delay bringing generics to market, appeals courts are extending the ruling beyond cash deals.
Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : July 20, 2015
After getting their case back on track at the Third Circuit last year, a group of asbestos plaintiffs has filed a beefed-up complaint accusing Cahill Gordon and BASF Catalysts of deceiving the courts in long-running asbestos litigation.
: New Jersey Law Journal : July 16, 2015
A New Jersey company is accused of infringing on the trademarks of Pocky, the chocolate-covered biscuit stick confection, in a complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.
Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : July 16, 2015
Several Global 100 firms picked up work this week on a pair of acquisitions by companies backed by billionaire Martin Franklin.
LTN Staff : Legaltech News : July 15, 2015
Wrapping up Legaltech West 2015, 26 vendors, lawyers and technologists were recognized at the 2015 Innovation Awards in San Francisco.
: New York Law Journal : July 13, 2015
Announcements of promotions and additions from Hunton & Williams, Shearman & Sterling, Latham & Watkins, Jackson Lewis, Kaye Scholer and Epstein Becker & Green.