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- Designation: Chicago
- Head Count: 1,554
- Gross Revenues: $2,016,000,000
- Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,295,000
- Profits Per Partner: $3,280,000
- Year Over Year Change: 0
Kirkland & Ellis is a Chicago-based law firm. According to the National Law Journal's 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Kirkland & Ellis has 1554 attorneys and is the 14th largest firm in the United States. With $2,016,000,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 5th on The American Lawyer's 2014 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, CO, DC, IL, London and NY.
In the News
: New York Law Journal : October 31, 2014
Seven firms added new partners or attorneys.
Aric Press : The American Lawyer : October 29, 2014
Amid generally flat revenue but rising partner profits, four fundamental changes are roiling the legal marketplace. Is your firm prepared?
Jan Wolfe : The American Lawyer : October 29, 2014
Linde v. Arab Bank; VirnetX v. Apple; Williams v. BASF; E.U. v. MasterCard; United States v. BP
Alan Cohen : The American Lawyer : October 29, 2014
Law firm chief information officers say they see potential threats coming from outside the firm, and from within.
: The American Lawyer : October 29, 2014
Burger King-Tim Hortons, Electrolux-G.E. Appliance Division, Roche-InterMune, Norwegian Cruise Lines-Prestige Cruises
David Bario : The Litigation Daily : October 28, 2014
Eight months after Hagens Berman got a second chance to press claims that top Internet booking sites and the country's biggest hotel chains conspired to fix room prices, on Tuesday a federal judge in Dallas dismissed the case for good.
Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : October 28, 2014
The NLJ looks at how the legal industry supports certain interests and people, and where lobbying horsepower could focus in the coming years. In this report, we've highlighted midterm election contributions to three powerful members of Congress.
Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : October 28, 2014
A few months after losing out in its pursuit of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett IPO specialist Joshua Ford Bonnie, Kirkland & Ellis has poached Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom corporate finance partner Richard Aftanas in New York.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 28, 2014
Three more Edwards Wildman Palmer partners head elsewhere amid the firm's looming merger vote with Locke Lord; Kirkland's latest lateral raid targets Skadden; a Bingham McCutchen restructuring partner heads in-house; Tom Daschle joins forces with Baker Donelson; and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.
: The National Law Journal : October 27, 2014
A summary of this week's notable cases.
Wenxiong Zhang : The Am Law Daily : October 27, 2014
Chiquita Brands International accepted a $682 million cash offer from orange juice producer Cutrale Group and holding company Safra Group three days after its own shareholders voted down a planned inversion deal with Fyffe. Skadden and Kirkland & Ellis advised Chiquita, while Cravath represented to Cutrale and Safra.
Brian Baxter and Wenxiong Zhang : The Am Law Daily : October 24, 2014
Eight months after leaving Kirkland & Ellis for McDermott Will & Emery, private equity partner Leonard Klingbaum is on the move again; Greenberg Traurig hires a former California Senate leader; Weil, Gotshal & Manges adds a high-yield partner in London; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.
David Ruiz : The Recorder : October 23, 2014
A roundup of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.
Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : October 22, 2014
In the wake of a Third Circuit ruling as to whether the court or the arbitrator determines if a case is suitable for class arbitration, two district judges in the Middle District of Pennsylvania split on how to apply the ruling to separate putative class cases involving the same energy company.
Brian Baxter and Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : October 21, 2014
In yet another high-profile lateral addition, Kirkland & Ellis poached Weil, Gotshal & Manges private equity partner Douglas Ryder in New York. The hire is the latest in a series of notable moves by Kirkland, which also recently raided Ropes & Gray in Hong Kong, but will lose the founding partner of its San Francisco office to a longtime private equity client.
Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : October 21, 2014
A federal judge in Newark has dismissed a shareholder suit claiming hotel operator Wyndham Worldwide failed to fend off breaches of its computer networks and then declined to litigate against the employees responsible for allowing the breaches based on advice from conflicted counsel.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 21, 2014
Six weeks after joining Fried Frank, former Sidley Austin securities and derivatives enforcement head David Katz returns to the firm; Kirkland & Ellis makes two more high-profile additions; Schulte Roth snags Patterson Belknap's trusts and estates chair; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.
Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : October 20, 2014
Private equity lawyer Gary Li is joining the office from rival Ropes & Gray.
: The National Law Journal : October 20, 2014
Documents released by the Clinton Presidential Library led to a startling revelation: Chief Justice John Roberts Jr., then in private practice, actually considered representing President Bill Clinton before the U.S. Supreme Court in 1997 in the legal battle over Paula Jones' allegations of sexual harassment. Plus more in this week's column.
Wenxiong Zhang : The Am Law Daily : October 20, 2014
The firm, which earlier this month took the top spot on three separate rankings for its M&A work, is representing longtime client Permira Advisers on its $3.5 billion sale of Arysta LifeScience Ltd. to Platform Specialty Products. Skadden is also advising British Columbia Investment Management Corporation as it partners with Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets to purchase electric utility Cleco Power for $3.4 billion.
: The National Law Journal : October 20, 2014
New arrivals and lateral moves in this week's column.
: New York Law Journal : October 20, 2014
Hodgson Russ has appointed Gary Schober, former firm president and CEO, as managing partner of its New York City office; Kirkland & Ellis and Goodwin Procter announce several promotions; and four other firms have added partners.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 18, 2014
Another Edwards Wildman Palmer partner departs ahead of the firm's proposed merger later this year with Locke Lord; a Bingham partner heads to the FCC; Fried Frank and Kirkland & Ellis add a pair of new partners; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.
: New Jersey Law Journal : October 17, 2014
The highlights the state's up-and-coming attorneys in the Associates Class of 2014.
Nate Beck : Legal Times : October 16, 2014
Two Covington lawyers who have long defended energy companies and drugmakers have left the Washington firm for Kirkland.
Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : October 16, 2014
*Simpson Thacher, Sullivan & Cromwell lead two Tokyo IPOs worth $2.6 billion*Morgan Lewis guides Kazakhstan through its first dollar bond issue in 14 years*Skadden acts on the first listing by a Malaysian company in the U.S.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 16, 2014
A month after losing its former leader and two other capital markets partners to Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Wall Street mainstay Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson is bringing on two tax partners from King & Spalding and Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 16, 2014
Wireless technology company Qualcomm tapped Covington & Burling to advise on its proposed $2.5 billion acquisition of CSR, a British chipmaker known for its Bluetooth technology. At the same time, the firm saw two top litigators handling Deepwater Horizon-related oil spill work for BP depart its Beltway base for Kirkland & Ellis.
Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : October 14, 2014
That's all, folks: A Georgia federal judge has booted a proposed class action against The Cartoon Network Inc. that alleged privacy violations, ruling the personal information disclosed was too general to identify individuals.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 14, 2014
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips adds a three-partner West Coast IP team from struggling Dickstein Shapiro; Boies Schiller loses a litigator to Barclays, but grabs Al Franken's former general counsel; Davis Polk and Willkie Farr bring back partners from public service; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.