Kirkland & Ellis was founded by Stuart G. Shepard and Robert R. McCormick in Chicago in 1909. Over the decades, the firm grew and evolved, and today, it is the highest-grossing law firm in the world with offices in not just Chicago but also New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington D.C., Beijing, Hong Kong, London, Munich and Shanghai. Its government and internal investigations group is the best in the industry.
Recognition and Awards
- Ranked 2nd in the “ATL Power 100” law firm rankings
- Named “Chicago’s Most Prestigious Law Firm” by “Vault”
- Recognized by “Vault” for private equity and restructuring