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Kirkland & Ellis

Law firm
Firm nameKirkland & Ellis LLP
HeadquartersChicago, Illinois
No. of offices10 total, 4 international
No. of attorneys1,419 (2010)
Major practice areasGeneral practice
Revenue$1.63 billion (2010)
Date founded1909
Company TypeLimited liability partnership

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Kirkland & Ellis LLP is an international law firm with headquarters in Chicago, known for its profitability and its litigation, bankruptcy, intellectual property and private equity departments. Kirkland & Ellis is currently ranked as the ninth most prestigious law firm in the United States by Vault. As of 2008, it was the seventh largest law firm in the U.S. and the 11th largest in the world by revenue. Kirkland has offices in Chicago, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Munich, New York, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Shanghai and Washington, D.C.

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Nov. 17 (Bloomberg) -- Stephen Fraidin, partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, talks with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about merger activity through 2011, 3G Capital Inc.'s recent acquisition of Burger...
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Dec. 6 (Bloomberg Law) -- A proposal in Congress could mean big changes to the way debtors pay back student loans. Wisconsin Congressman Tom Petri wants companies to automatically deduct ...
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Reuters--James Sprayregen, a restructuring partner in the Chicago and New York offices of -Kirkland- & -Ellis- LLP, poses after speaking at the Reuters Restructuring ... - Date : Thu, 07 Oct 2010 14:02:09 GMT+00:00
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Washington Post--Mafia chiefs send their thugs to break a few legs; corporate chiefs send in the litigators from -Kirkland- & -Ellis-. Recent revelations about the foreclosure ... - Date : Fri, 22 Oct 2010 06:17:21 GMT+00:00
Path Is Set for General Growth's Bankruptcy Exit - New York Times (blog) Tweet this news
New York Times (blog)--The company has been advised by UBS, Miller Buckfire and the law firms Weil, Gotshal & Manges and -Kirkland- & -Ellis-.--- - Date : Thu, 21 Oct 2010 20:09:59 GMT+00:00

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