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Kirkland & Ellis LLP

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About Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Founded in 1909, our international law firm serves a broad range of clients around the world in private equity, M&A and other corporate transactions, litigation, white collar and government disputes, restructurings and intellectual property matters. We strive to deliver exceptional results to our clients while providing the highest quality legal advice and extraordinary, tailored service. Our commitment to excellence is seen in the investment we make in the brightest legal talent and the dynamic teams we build to operate at the pinnacle of their respective areas. We empower our lawyers, encourage entrepreneurialism, conduct ourselves ethically and with integrity, and collaborate to bring our best to each engagement, enabling us to build successful long-term partnerships with our clients.

Office Description:

Chicago is where Kirkland's story began. Two young attorneys formed a partnership here in 1909, laying the groundwork for what would become Kirkland & Ellis. Our Chicago office is the Firm's largest, with more than 700 attorneys. The office offers a full spectrum of legal services in our core practice areas of private equity, M&A and complex corporate transactions, litigation and investigations, intellectual property and restructuring. Lawyers in the Chicago office serve local, national and international clients in close collaboration with, and drawing on the experience of, lawyers from across the Firm's global network. We are proud to be one of the most recognizable law firms in Chicago with a long history of involvement with the city's prominent business, legal, civic and educational institutions.

Location and Practice Areas Wise Attorney Count:

Total Offices: 16

Total Attorneys: 3147

Total Office Wise Attorneys:

Locations No. of Attorneys
Austin, TX 60
Boston, MA 92
Chicago, IL 755
Dallas, TX 98
Houston, TX 183
Los Angeles, CA 172
New York City, NY 695
Palo Alto, CA 22
Salt Lake City, UT 89
San Francisco, CA 142
Washington, DC 261

Total number of Attorneys in this Practice Area:

Practice Areas No. of Attorneys
Antitrust and Competition 4
Bankruptcy 127
Corporate 1166
Corporate - Asset / Investment Management 2
Corporate - Private Equity 17
Energy and Oil & Gas 23
Environmental and Land Use 37
ERISA/Executive Compensation 69
Finance - Banking 129
Government 5
Health Care 9
Insurance Coverage 1
IP 214
Labor & Employment 22
Litigation 565
Real Estate 73
Tax 119
Trusts and Estates 9

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