Kirkland & Ellis is rated in 43 practice areas, with 23 national Tier 1 rankings and 61 regional Tier 1 rankings across six domestic offices, in U.S. News and World Report and Best Lawyers' 2020 "Best Law Firms" rankings. Firms included in the 10th edition of "Best Law Firms" are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers.

Kirkland's Tier 1 rankings are below.

National
Tier 1
Antitrust Law
Appellate Practice
Banking and Finance Law
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Commercial Litigation
Corporate Law
Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
Litigation - Antitrust
Litigation - Bankruptcy
Litigation - Environmental
Litigation - First Amendment
Litigation - Intellectual Property
Litigation - Patent
Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Litigation - Securities
Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Patent Law
Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
Real Estate Law
Securities / Capital Markets Law
Tax Law
Technology Law

Regional
Tier 1
Chicago
Antitrust Law
Banking and Finance Law
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Construction Law
Corporate Governance Law
Corporate Law
Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Insurance Law
International Arbitration - Commercial
Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
Litigation - Antitrust
Litigation - Bankruptcy
Litigation - Environmental
Litigation - Intellectual Property
Litigation - Patent
Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Litigation - Securities
Litigation - Tax
Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Patent Law
Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
Real Estate Law
Securities / Capital Markets Law
Tax Law
Technology Law
Trusts & Estates Law

Houston
Corporate Law
Securities / Capital Markets Law

Los Angeles
Commercial Litigation
Corporate Law
Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Litigation - Intellectual Property
Litigation - Patent
Mergers & Acquisitions Law

New York
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Commercial Litigation
Copyright Law
Litigation - Antitrust
Litigation - Bankruptcy
Litigation - Intellectual Property
Litigation - Patent
Litigation - Securities
Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Patent Law
Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Real Estate Law
Securities / Capital Markets Law
Tax Law

San Francisco
Banking and Finance Law

Washington, D.C.
Appellate Practice
Commercial Litigation
Employment Law - Management
Environmental Law
Litigation - First Amendment
Litigation - Intellectual Property
Litigation - Patent
Product Liability Litigation - Defendants