Kirkland & Ellis

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Main Office: Chicago
Participating Offices: Chicago; London; Los Angeles; Munich; New York; San Francisco; Washington, D.C.
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AZA associate becomes partner at Kirkland & EllisChron.comKirkland & Ellis opened an office in Houston three years ago. While the firm is not officially headquartered in Chicago —like many firms, it does not claim a home base —Kirkland & Ellis was founded in Chicago and its oldest and largest office is in …
Crain's Chicago Business
Kirkland & Ellis embraces alumni—current and futureCrain's Chicago BusinessKirkland & Ellis litigation partner Tanya Greene (left) chats with alumna Kristin Bacchus and associate David Serna. Kirkland & Ellis is formalizing its alumni network to win new business and recruit law students. The firm, one of Chicago's oldest and …
Latham & Watkins Adds 2 Trial Pros From Kirkland & EllisLaw360 (subscription)Joseph Serino, who has worked on complex defense litigation for Lehman Brothers and Teva, moved to Latham & Watkins after nearly 25 years at Kirkland & Ellis. He was joined by Eric Leon, who worked with him defending Deutsche Bank against antitrust ...and more »
Kirkland & Ellis LLP, one of the country's highest-grossing law firms, opens Boston officeMassLive.comGlobal legal giant Kirkland & Ellis LLP has long been counsel to some of the biggest names in Boston private equity. Now, the law firm is finally getting an office of its own in the city. Kirkland, the second-highest grossing law firm in the U.S. last …and more »
InsideClimate News
Trump Picks Kirkland & Ellis Partner For Top DOJ Enviro SpotLaw360 (subscription)President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he would nominate Kirkland & Ellis LLP partner Jeffrey Bossert Clark, who represented BP Exploration & Production Inc. during the litigation surrounding the Deepwater Horizon disaster, to serve as assistant …Advocate for Clients Such as BP to Lead Environment at JusticeBloomberg BNATrump Names BP Oil Spill Lawyer, Climate Policy Foe as Top DOJ Environment AttorneyInsideClimate NewsTrump taps EPA critic for top Justice Dept. environmental postE&E NewsReuters Africa -Upstream Onlineall 8 news articles »
Bloomberg Big Law Business
Former SEC Officials Move to Kirkland & EllisBloomberg Big Law BusinessKirkland & Ellis LLP has picked up two former senior Securities and Exchange Commission lawyers, the law firm said May 30. Erica Williams, a former deputy chief of staff who went on to counsel President Barack Obama, and Marian Fowler, a former senior ...
The Recorder
Kirkland & Ellis Takes Wheel for Due Diligence Firm in Waymo-Uber SpatThe RecorderSAN FRANCISCO — As if the legal feud between driverless car rivals Waymo and Uber didn't already involve enough lawyers, Kirkland & Ellis is now wading into the fray. Robert Ellis, a litigation partner in Kirkland's Chicago office, entered an …and more »
The American Lawyer
Kirkland Brings Back One Ex-Litigator, But Loses Two to LathamThe American LawyerAfter 41 years at Kirkland & Ellis, James Schink left the firm's Chicago office in December for Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan. Just six months later, however, Schink has quietly returned to his longtime home, which this week saw two other …
The American Lawyer
Deal Watch: Kirkland Scores on Deere, Idera DealsThe American LawyerKirkland & Ellis, which has been busy this year on the transactional and bankruptcy fronts, has picked up M&A roles for one of its many private equity clients and one of the world's largest farm equipment manufacturers. In a big bet on President Donald ...and more »
Ropes Raids ContinueAbove the LawRopes & Gray is reeling from partner defections galore and the big winner might be Kirkland & Ellis. In March, Ropes announced that it was spinning off around 100 lawyers into a new firm handling its patent prosecution work. While wrapped in the usual ...
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