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"At Kirkland, we believe our ability to function at the highest level of our profession is enhanced by building a team of lawyers who bring us the benefits of a broad range of socioeconomic, racial, ethnic and personal backgrounds. Our commitment to diversity is reflected not only in the Firm's policies, programs and committees, but also through our efforts to maintain a culture that values and gathers strength from difference. Kirkland's commitment to diversity and inclusion is ensured by our Firmwide Diversity Integration Task..."

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Kirkland & Ellis

300 North LaSalle
Chicago, IL 60654
Phone: (312) 862-2000

Firm Stats

Management Committee Chair: Jon A. Ballis
Firmwide Chairs: Lauren Casazza, Jonathan Davis, Christopher Greco, Julian Seiguer
Local Chairs: Stephanie Berdik, Amanda Border (Boston); Ryan Bennett, Nader Boulos, Shelly Hirschtritt, (Chicago); Anthony Speier (Texas); Sierra Elizabeth, Nisha Kanchanapoomi, Christopher Lawless (LA); Christopher Greco, Stefan Atkinson, Laura Sullivan, Nicole Washington (NY); Travis Nelson, Brigham Cannon (SLC); Vlad Kroll, Brandon Brown (Palo Alto/San Francisco); Ragan Naresh (DC);
Total No. Attorneys (2023):
3.5K - 4K
No. of Partners Named 2022:

Base Salary

Base Salary (2023)
1st year: $215,000
2nd year: $225,000
3rd year: $250,000
4th year: $295,000
5th year: $345,000
6th year: $370,000
Summer Associate: $215,000 orĀ $8,958.34 semi-monthly

Employment Contact

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No. of U.S. Offices: 11

No. of International Offices: 7

Major Office Locations

Austin, TX - Boston, MA
Chicago, IL
Dallas, TX
Houston, TX
Los Angeles, CA (DTLA and Century City)
Miami, FL
New York, NY
Palo Alto, CA
Salt Lake City, UT
San Francisco, CA
Washington, DC |
Hong Kong

Major Departments

Intellectual Property
*See firm website for complete list of practice areas and industries.