Kirkland & Ellis is recognized as a leading law firm in Managing Intellectual Property's 2019 edition of IP Stars, which assesses firms on the strength of their intellectual property teams, workload, outcomes achieved for clients and track records. Kirkland received U.S. nationwide rankings in six practice areas.

Tier 1 rankings include:

Copyright & related rights

ITC litigation

Life sciences

Patent contentious

The Firm is also recognized in:

PTAB litigation

Trademark contentious

Rankings are based on extensive research carried out over a six-month period by a team of researchers who sought responses from firms and clients, and reviewed publicly available data.