Kirkland At A Glance

2,000 Attorneys

13 Offices Worldwide: Beijing, Boston, Chicago, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Munich, New York, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Shanghai, Washington, D.C.

Our Core Practice Areas


Our trial lawyers are the experienced courtroom advocates that clients demand. We handle the most challenging cases, and our success rate at trial is among the best in the country. Kirkland also handles criminal and civil antitrust litigation defense, government investigation defense and merger clearance matters.


We cover the full spectrum of complex corporate transactions important to global businesses, including private equity, M&A, debt finance, capital markets, private funds, tax, executive compensation, real estate, and technology and IP transactions. Our attorneys don’t just understand the market — they often “move the market” with innovative solutions.

Intellectual Property

We have one of the most respected intellectual property litigation practices in the country. Known primarily for complex patent litigation, we also have an outstanding copyright, trademark and Internet practice.


We represent some of the world’s largest companies and creditors in high-profile, complex and often contested multijurisdictional restructurings.

Firm News

We take pride in our accomplishments. Kirkland’s website has a complete list of Firm awards and accolades, press mentions and press releases. Here are a few of our recent accolades:

Tier 1: 11 categories
Chambers Global, The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2017

#1 in “Buyouts” by volume of deals
The American Lawyer “Corporate Scorecard,” 2017

Tier 1: U.S. Copyright, ITC, Life Sciences, Patent Contentious and Trademark Contentious
Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars 2017

#1 Litigation Firm
Litigation Powerhouse rankings, Law360, 2016
Bankruptcy Firm of the Year
Chambers USA Awards, Chambers & Partners, 2017