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Kirkland & Ellis LLP
- 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 2012 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
Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : January 20, 2014
Lawyers for Sharp Electronics insisted that a missed opt-out deadline was "harmless oversight," but a federal judge disagreed.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 20, 2014
Kaye Scholer is counseling the National Hockey League's New York Islanders on its reported $548 million sale to an investor group advised by Katten Muchin Rosenman that will take full control of the franchise in two years. The deal comes a week after Andrew Barroway, a former high-flying Philadelphia plaintiffs lawyer turned hedge fund executive, retained Blank Rome to sue the Islanders' current ownership after it allegedly reneged on a handshake deal to sell him the team.
Wenxiong Zhang : The Am Law Daily : January 20, 2014
German chipmaker Infineon Technologies AG has agreed to buy Silicon Valley-based International Rectifier Corp. in a $3 billion all-cash deal that would strengthen Infineon's regional presence and expand its economic scale in the power management technology business.
Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : January 20, 2014
Lawyers for Sharp Electronics insisted that a missed opt-out deadline in a price-fixing class action was a "harmless oversight," but a federal judge disagreed.
Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 20, 2014
The Tenth Circuit ruled once again that the National Credit Union Administration didn't wait too long to sue big banks that sold billions of dollars in ill-fated mortgage-backed securities to federally chartered credit unions.
Kathleen Baydala Joyner : Daily Report : January 18, 2014
About two weeks into her job at the Office of Cabinet Affairs, Britt Grant found herself huddled on the bottom floor of the White House Mess, holding hands with fellow staffers and listening to reports of a plane that had crashed into the Pentagon just across the river.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 15, 2014
Two more Bingham McCutchen partners depart in Washington, D.C., Jones Day loses two in the Midwest, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett hires in New York and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.
Steven J. Harper : The Am Law Daily : January 15, 2014
If you want to be a better, more productive lawyer, take a vacation—a real one.
Wenxiong Zhang : The Am Law Daily : January 14, 2014
The Blackstone Group will buy Royal Dutch Shell's 50 percent stake in a joint venture in Haynesville Shale. The acquisition marks yet another private equity deal led by corporate partner Andrew Calder, a former partner of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, which has gone head-to-head with Kirkland & Ellis in that space.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 14, 2014
Kirkland & Ellis has hired again in Houston, adding former Baker Botts associate David Castro Jr. as a partner. But while the firm continues to make headlines on the transactional and lateral fronts, it's also dealing with the loss of more than 50 partners since the start of this year, many of whom have left its IP group.
Susan Beck : The Litigation Daily : January 14, 2014
The ruling is a victory for Siemens and its lawyers at Kirkland. But it's a disappointment for those who hoped the court would clarify whether Dodd-Frank protects employees who are fired after blowing the whistle internally but before alerting the SEC.
: The Recorder : January 11, 2014
New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.
Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 11, 2014
The patent licensing company VirnetX got a boost on Friday in its latest fight with Apple, persuading a federal judge in East Texas that Apple can't revive defenses from an earlier case that culminated in a $368 million verdict for VirnetX.
: The National Law Journal : January 11, 2014
The federal government violated labor laws by requiring certain employees to work without pay during last year's government shutdown, even though they were paid later on, a federal judge has ruled. Plus more in this week's column.
Katheryn Hayes Tucker : Daily Report : January 11, 2014
Cobb County State Court Judge Kathryn Tanksley said no Saturday to General Motors' motion to dismiss a lawsuit accusing the company of covering up a deadly ignition switch defect.
Alexandra Wilson : The Am Law Daily : January 08, 2014
Pepper Hamilton partner heads to the NYPD; Weil, Gotshal & Manges snags prominent bankruptcy partner from Kirkland & Ellis; and Shook, Hardy & Bacon brings aboard Gavel Babble columnist in our latest roundup of lateral moves in The Am Law 200.
Katheryn Hayes Tucker : Daily Report : January 08, 2014
When lawyers from around the country face off Saturday in a Marietta courtroom over a lawsuit against General Motors, their first argument will be over whether they should even be there.
MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : January 08, 2014
Kirkland & Ellis confirmed on Friday that Ray Schrock is leaving the firm. Weil in turn picks up a high-profile partner for its signature bankruptcy practice at a time when it has seen a steady wave of firm departures.
Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 07, 2014
*Milbank leads Tata Steel's first dollar-denominated bond sale, worth $1.5 billion*Ropes & Gray advises Macquarie fund on investment in New York Stock Exchange-traded JinkoSolar*Malaysia's Sona Petroleum taps Norton Rose Fulbright for oil concession purchase in Gulf of Thailand
Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 06, 2014
Latham & Watkins, King & Wood Mallesons and Commerce & Finance Law Offices also had roles on the deal.
Vivia Chen : The Careerist : January 06, 2014
A look at the subtext behind Working Woman magazine's "50 best firms for women."
Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : January 04, 2014
The Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia raised more than $1.2 million in an annual law firm fundraising campaign, breaking previous records and crossing the $1 million mark for the first time.
: The National Law Journal : January 04, 2014
Katheryn Hayes Tucker : Daily Report : January 04, 2014
The showdown begins Saturday between General Motors and the Cobb County couple attempting to give back a $5 million settlement and sue again over an alleged decade-long corporate cover-up of the ignition switch defect they say killed their daughter.
: Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014
When Aflac went searching for a new general counsel, it found she was already there; and other Moves.
Ross Todd : The Litigation Daily : January 01, 2014
Allergan claims that hostile bidder Valeant colluded with activist investor Bill Ackman, enabling Ackman's hedge fund Pershing Square to trade on inside information.
Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 31, 2014
*Ashurst, Morrison & Foerster lead billion-dollar tie-up between Itochu and CP Group*Kirkland & Ellis acting for Chinese mobile game developer iDreamSky Technology on Nasdaq IPO*Milbank on GIC's investment in Philippine conglomerate Metro Pacific
MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : January 31, 2014
A federal court judge in Iowa has granted a stay in Aviva Life and Annuity Company's civil suit against three former Dewey & LeBoeuf executives while also allowing an interlocutory appeal to proceed to the Eighth Circuit.
Wenxiong Zhang : The Am Law Daily : January 30, 2014
AstraZeneca has agreed to buy the rights to respiratory drugs owned by Almirall for $2.1 billion, with Covington & Burling and British firm CMS Cameron McKenna. Meanwhile, Kirkland & Ellis and Sidley Austin are leading the way on Pfizer's acquisition of Baxter International's vaccine portfolio.
Jan Wolfe and Amanda Bronstad : The American Lawyer : January 30, 2014
Meritor v. Eaton; Catholic Healthcare West v. U.S. Foods; Vergara v. State of California; Grocery Manufacturers Association v. Sorrell; Macy's v. J.C. Penney