Kirkland & Ellis

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    Kirkland & Ellis is a law firm that offers legal advisory services. Its practice areas include corporate finance, bankruptcy, intellectual property, interdisciplinary, litigation, tax and planning, restructuring, distressed asset sale, and Initial Public Offering (IPO). The firm serves oil and gas, health care, real estate, chemicals, food products, financial services, insurance, and media industries.
    HQChicago, IL, US
    Employee Ratings4.1
    Overall CultureB-

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    Employees (est.) (Apr 2022)6,153
    Revenue (Y, 2018)$3.2 B(+39%)
    Cybersecurity ratingBMore
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    Key People/Management at Kirkland & Ellis

    Jon A. Ballis

    Jon A. Ballis

    Lia Giovanni

    Lia Giovanni

    Chief Innovation Officer
    Christian Cooley

    Christian Cooley

    Chief Financial Officer
    Maria Black

    Maria Black

    Chief Marketing Officer
    Chiara Wrocinski

    Chiara Wrocinski

    Chief Administrative Officer
    Arlan McMillan

    Arlan McMillan

    Chief Security Officer
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    Kirkland & Ellis Office Locations

    Kirkland & Ellis has offices in Chicago, Austin, Boston, Dallas and in 12 other locations
    Chicago, IL, US (HQ)
    300 N LaSalle Dr
    Austin, TX, US
    401 Congress Ave
    Boston, MA, US
    John Hancock Tower, 200 Clarendon St
    Dallas, TX, US
    1601 Elm St
    Houston, TX, US
    609 Main St
    Los Angeles, CA, US
    2049 Century Park E #3700
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    Kirkland & Ellis Financials and Metrics

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    Kirkland & Ellis Revenue

    Kirkland & Ellis's revenue was reported to be $3.2 b in Y, 2018

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    Profits per Equity Partner

    $3.61 m

    Revenue per Lawyer

    $1.43 m

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    Kirkland & Ellis News and Updates

    Worldwide Legal Services Industry to 2030 - Featuring Kirkland & Ellis, DLA Piper and Baker & McKenzie Among Others

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    Kirkland & Ellis recruiting chairs and industry insiders lay out how to get hired at the top-ranking law firm

    Summary List PlacementA summer associate role at Kirkland & Ellis, widely considered one of the most prestigious law firms in the world, is highly sought after by many law students. Kirkland has raked in the top spot in the Am Law rankings three years in a row, and is the highest grossing law …

    S&P's $44 billion deal to buy IHS Markit — Rising stars of real estate — Top banking lawyer joins Kirkland & Ellis

    Summary List PlacementThe big news of Monday was S&P Global announcing plans to acquire IHS Markit for $44 billion, the biggest acquisition of 2020.  Also of note, DoorDash and Airbnb both kick off their IPO roadshows this week.  If you're not yet a subscriber, you can sign up here to get your…

    Top law firms like Kirkland & Ellis and Jones Day have delayed their first-year associate classes. Here's everything we know so far.

    Top law firms are pushing back start dates for their incoming first years amid postponed or cancelled bar examinations and ongoing health concerns due to the coronavirus pandemic. Many firms are providing stipends, loans or other forms of financial compensation to their associate classes. Here's e…

    Litigation finance could reap a bonanza as investment funds and law firms like Kirkland & Ellis are poised to invest in Covid-19 lawsuits

    Litigation financing industry is bracing for a wave of Covid-19 related lawsuits. Financially pressed law firms are likely more willing to tap outside funding to pursue lucrative lawsuits. Global law firm Kirkland & Ellis is poised to reap the benefits of taking on more plaintiff-side cases. P…

    MOVES-Cravath M&A litigator Goldstein leaves for Kirkland & Ellis -sources

    April 13 (Reuters) - Sandra Goldstein, one of law firm Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP's most senior mergers and acquisitions litigation partners, has resigned to join rival law firm Kirkland & Ellis LLP, people familiar with the matter said on Friday.
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    Kirkland & Ellis Frequently Asked Questions

    • When was Kirkland & Ellis founded?

      Kirkland & Ellis was founded in 1909.

    • Who are Kirkland & Ellis key executives?

      Kirkland & Ellis's key executives are Jon A. Ballis, Lia Giovanni and Christian Cooley.

    • How many employees does Kirkland & Ellis have?

      Kirkland & Ellis has 6,153 employees.

    • What is Kirkland & Ellis revenue?

      Latest Kirkland & Ellis annual revenue is $3.2 b.

    • What is Kirkland & Ellis revenue per employee?

      Latest Kirkland & Ellis revenue per employee is $520.1 k.

    • Who are Kirkland & Ellis competitors?

      Competitors of Kirkland & Ellis include Perkins Coie, Bird & Bird and Sidley Austin.

    • Where is Kirkland & Ellis headquarters?

      Kirkland & Ellis headquarters is located at 300 N LaSalle Dr, Chicago.

    • Where are Kirkland & Ellis offices?

      Kirkland & Ellis has offices in Chicago, Austin, Boston, Dallas and in 12 other locations.

    • How many offices does Kirkland & Ellis have?

      Kirkland & Ellis has 18 offices.