Kirkland & Ellis was named one of the top 10 most prestigious law firms in the United States in Vault's 2020 Vault Law 100, an annual ranking of the nation's 100 most prestigious firms based on the assessments of nearly 19,000 associates who rated their peer firms' reputations.

Kirkland was also named the #1 law firm for Private Equity in Vault's rankings of the "Best Law Firms in Each Practice Area," as well as the #1 law firm in Chicago in Vault's rankings of the "Best Law Firms in Each U.S. Region."