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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
Chris Johnson : The Am Law Daily : September 16, 2014
The American Lawyer announced Monday the winners of its Global Legal Awards grand prizes. In the climax of a thrilling event at Gotham Hall in New York City, four grand prizewinners were chosen from more than 270 nominations to be named as the year's best cross-border legal work across corporate, finance, disputes and citizenship.
Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : September 16, 2014
General Motors Co. is asking a federal judge overseeing more than 100 ignition-switch lawsuits to halt discovery in a Georgia case in which one of its former senior attorneys faces deposition as soon as November.
Ed White : The Associated Press : September 15, 2014
A judge refused to extend a timeout Monday in Detroit's bankruptcy trial after a deal with a major creditor removed another opponent from the city's plan to exit the largest Chapter 9 case in U.S. history.
Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : September 15, 2014
Less than a week after insurer Syncora dropped its opposition to Detroit's plan to emerge from Chapter 9 bankruptcy, the company and its lawyers at Kirkland issued an extraordinary public apology Monday for attacking the motives and good faith of the two mediators working on the city's reorganization.
: The National Law Journal : September 15, 2014
New arrivals and lateral moves in this week's column.
MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : September 15, 2014
Monday was a big day for health care company mergers, with Latham & Watkins, Kirkland & Ellis and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom taking the lead on two deals with a combined value of nearly $5 billion.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 13, 2014
Sidley Austin has hired Cameron Kerry, a former general counsel and acting secretary at the U.S. Commerce Department and younger brother of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, as senior counsel in Boston and Washington, D.C. The Am Law Daily looks at Kerry's hire and more in our latest roundup of lateral moves throughout The Am Law 200.
Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : September 12, 2014
Marc Zwillinger has long been a “technology guy,” specializing in data security and privacy law. This week, he was in the news for his work with Yahoo! Inc., which has been pushing to unseal documents in a legal fight over government surveillance requests.
MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : September 11, 2014
The two Am Law 100 firms are handling Eastman Chemical Company's purchase of global specialty chemical company Taminco Corp. for $1.8 billion in cash, plus debt.
Steven J. Harper : The Am Law Daily : September 11, 2014
Sen. Elizabeth Warren is promoting legislative relief for student debtors, but some law schools are poster children for the larger problem.
Mark Hamblett : The Connecticut Law Tribune : September 11, 2014
A federal appeals court has struck down a Connecticut law that forced an insurance company and auto glass repair business to mention a competitor's name if the insurer violated a ban on promoting its own repair shops.
: New Jersey Law Journal : September 11, 2014
Action Alleging Fraudulent Conspiracy Between Law Firm and Client May Proceed
Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : September 10, 2014
The Chicago-based firm has tapped Hogan Lovells' regional practice head, Neil McDonald, and one other Hong Kong-based insolvency partner in a move to grow its own team beyond the U.S. and Europe.
Susan Beck : The Litigation Daily : September 10, 2014
By refusing to allow the litigation privilege to shield Cahill Gordon and its former client from egregious fraud claims, a Third Circuit panel took a welcome step toward holding lawyers more accountable for their actions.
Jenna Greene : Legal Times : September 10, 2014
A round up of legal news from around the web and ALM-affiliated publications: prosecutors defend the Ray Rice plea; Home Depot cyberattack fall out; why are insider trading sentences so stiff?
Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : September 09, 2014
Fox News and its lawyers at Kirkland & Ellis suffered a big setback on Tuesday in their copyright case against TVEyes Inc., a service that allows corporations, media watchdogs and political campaigns to track what cable news pundits are saying.
Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : September 09, 2014
A federal appeals court has struck down a law that forced an insurance company and auto glass repair business to mention a competitor's name if the insurer violated a ban on promoting its own repair shops.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 09, 2014
The IP litigation exodus from Kirkland & Ellis continued this week as partners William Devitt and Matthew Hertko decamped for Jones Day in Chicago. The Am Law Daily has a look at those moves and more in our latest roundup of notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.
: The National Law Journal : September 08, 2014
Rachel Moran, dean of the University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, has announced plans to step down as soon as her replacement can be found. Plus more from NLJ.com and other ALM publications.
: The National Law Journal : September 08, 2014
New arrivals and lateral moves in this week's column.
: New York Law Journal : September 08, 2014
Four firms have added partners and others have added counsel.
Ross Todd : The Litigation Daily : September 04, 2014
On Wednesday, lawyers from Gibson Dunn and Kirkland & Ellis were expected to gather before a judge to learn how closely they'd be collaborating in two separate lawsuits challenging New York's tenure system. Instead, a hearing on consolidating the cases has been postponed, and Gibson Dunn confirmed Tuesday that it is withdrawing.
Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : September 04, 2014
Placitella and Pollock persuaded an appeals court to revive fraud claims against BASF Corporation and Cahill Gordon—and to affirm that the litigation privilege isn't a license to deceive the courts.
Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : September 04, 2014
*Davis Polk on Taiwan's largest dollar debt offer*DLA Piper leads $464 million Fosun investment*Clayton Utz, A&O on $540 million Veda share sale
Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : September 03, 2014
Eight investors including Warburg Pincus and Goldman Sachs bought 21 percent of the Chinese bad-debt manager ahead of its IPO.
Mary Pat Gallagher : New Jersey Law Journal : September 03, 2014
Cahill Gordon & Reindel once again faces a putative class action that alleges it conspired with a client to destroy and conceal evidence in an effort to subvert asbestos suits brought in state courts throughout the U.S.
Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : September 02, 2014
Duane Morris' Atlanta office has recruited two lawyers for its intellectual property litigation practice: Corey Manley as a partner from the Washington office of Kirkland & Ellis, and Alice Snedeker as an associate from a clerkship with U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Batten Sr.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 02, 2014
Weil, Gotshal & Manges, which experienced an exodus of partners in Dallas last year, has made a key corporate hire in the city. The Am Law Daily looks at that move as well as more departures from Bingham McCutchen and Kirkland & Ellis, tie-ups by DLA Piper and Hinshaw & Culbertson and some prominent lawyers leaving public service in our latest look at notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.
Ross Todd : The Litigation Daily : September 02, 2014
After creating a playbook for overturning public teacher tenure rules on one coast, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher has been sidelined on the other.
Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : September 01, 2014
General Motors Co.'s record recalls has so tainted the brand that every one of its customers has lost money, according to plaintiffs attorneys planning a nationwide class action against GM next month.