182 Metro Rankings
We are an international law firm that 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 offer the highest quality legal advice coupled with extraordinary, tailored service to deliver exceptional results to our clients and help their businesses succeed. We invest in the brightest legal talent and build dynamic teams that operate at the pinnacle of their respective areas. And we believe in empowering our lawyers, encouraging entrepreneurialism, operating ethically and with integrity, and collaborating to bring our best to every engagement. These principles have guided us in building successful long-term partnerships with clients since our founding in 1909.
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.
Total Offices: 16
Total Attorneys: 3249
|Locations||No. of Attorneys|
|Practice Areas||No. of Attorneys|
|Antitrust and Competition||4|
|Corporate - Asset / Investment Management||2|
|Corporate - Private Equity||17|
|Energy and Oil & Gas||10|
|Environmental and Land Use||12|
|Labor & Employment||10|
|Trusts and Estates||6|
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