Chambers & Partners annually conducts extensive research and analysis based on comments from thousands of clients and peers to compile an independent and objective list of talent available at the highest level of legal practice. In the 2019 edition of Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Kirkland and 161 lawyers are listed among the best in the country.

Kirkland is ranked in Band 1 in 21 categories, and is recognized as a leading firm in 41 additional categories.

Band 1 rankings include:

Nationwide

Appellate Law

Banking & Finance

Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Intellectual Property

Investment Funds: Private Equity: Fund Formation

Private Equity: Buyouts 

Regional

California

Banking & Finance

Corporate/M&A & Private Equity

District of Columbia

Environment: Mainly Transactional

Litigation: General Commercial

Illinois

Antitrust

Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Corporate/M&A & Private Equity

Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Policyholder

Intellectual Property

Litigation: General Commercial

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

Real Estate

Tax

New York

Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Intellectual Property: Patent

The Firm is also recognized in:

Advertising: Litigation

Capital Markets: Debt & Equity

Capital Markets: Equity: Issuer Representation

Capital Markets: High-Yield Products

Capital Markets: Securitization

Corporate Crime & Investigations

Energy: Electricity (Transactional)

Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional)

Environment

FCPA

Intellectual Property: Litigation

Intellectual Property: Trade Mark, Copyright & Trade Secrets

International Trade: Intellectual Property (Section 337)

Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Compensation

Life Sciences

Litigation: Securities

Media & Entertainment: Litigation

Outsourcing

Product Liability & Mass Torts

Securities: Litigation

Technology & Outsourcing