A legal giant—both in size and reputation—Kirkland is the perfect firm for driven individuals who are ready to take control of their legal careers. Associates at the firm agree that with the firm’s robust training and the firm’s name on their resumes, their futures are bright.
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Kirkland & Ellis is a BigLaw behemoth in both size and reputation. At one of the top firms in the world, Kirkland attorneys represent the crème de la crème of clients and handle some of the most complex and sophisticated legal work to be found. Associates will tell you that a Kirkland pedigree will open almost any door in your career, such that it (almost) doesn’t matter that equity partnership remains elusive for most. While Kirkland associates are aware of the firm’s reputation for high expectations, associates heap Kirkland’s culture with praise; attorneys (and staff) socialize regularly, and associates feel incredibly supported by partners. The firm’s open assignment system means associates can seek out as much substantive work as they can handle, with the pa...
Kirkland & Ellis, one the world’s most elite law firms, is known for its corporate, intellectual property, litigation, M&A, private equity, and restructuring work. With more than 3,000 lawyers, the firm is regularly recognized as one of the most successful in the world.
In 1909, fresh-faced attorneys Stuart Shepard and Robert McCormick struck up a partnership in Chicago. McCormick’s grandfather founded the Chicago Tribune, and McCormick left the firm in 1920 to become the paper’s publisher—a move that he used to send more business the firm’s way, tapping Kirkland trial lawyer Weymouth Kirkland to defend the Trib in defamation suits. Kirkland soon eclipsed the firm founders as the face of the outfit, carving a legacy defined by his defense of newspapers in ...
Kirkland & Ellis is one of the world’s most elite law firms and is recognized for our exceptional service to clients in private equity, M&A and other complex corporate transactions, litigation and dispute resolution/arbitration, restructuring, and intellectual property matters. We believe in creative solutions fueled by teamwork and are dedicated to providing our clients with superior results. We invest in our talent and build dynamic teams that operate at the pinnacle of their practice. With lawyers coming from the world’s finest law schools, Kirkland is known as an industry leader in recruiting, retaining and advancing the brightest legal talent. Our reputation for excellence is recognized globally.
Partner—Intellectual Property & Associate—IP Litigation
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