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Kirkland & Ellis

Kirkland & Ellis Overview

Industry

Professional Services

Organization Type

Private

Employees

3,870

Headquarters

Chicago, IL

Website

www.kirkland.com

Website

www.kirkland.com



Founded in

1909 ; 109 years ago ( 1909 )

Revenue

$3.2B

Key People

Ashley Post (Senior Communications Specialist),
Glen Hess (Partner),
Kate Slaasted (Director Of Public Relations/Communications),
Jeff Hammes (Chairman),
Olivia Clarke (Communications/Public Relations Senior Specialist),
Maria Black (Chief Marketing Officer)

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About Kirkland & Ellis

Kirkland & Ellis LLP, commonly known as Kirkland, is an international law firm founded in Chicago, in 1909. Kirkland is the largest law firm in the United States, with US$3.76 billion in revenue, and an estimated profit per equity partner of US$5.03 million.

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Kirkland & Ellis LLP, commonly known as Kirkland, is an international law firm founded in Chicago, in 1909. Kirkland is the largest law firm in the United States, with US$3.76 billion in revenue, and an estimated profit per equity partner of US$5.03 million.

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What Is

Kirkland & Ellis's Mission Statement

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To provide exceptional service to clients around the world in complex litigation, corporate and tax, intellectual property, restructuring and counseling matters.

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Gender

Female

47.1%

Male

42.0%

Unknown

10.9%
Ethnicity

White

56.8%

Hispanic or Latino

17.1%

Black or African American

13.6%

Asian

8.6%

Unknown

3.9%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

48.4%

French

14.1%

Japanese

4.7%

Mandarin

4.7%

Arabic

4.7%

Korean

4.7%

Italian

4.7%

German

3.1%

Russian

1.6%

Portuguese

1.6%

Chinese

1.6%

Vietnamese

1.6%

Cantonese

1.6%

Czech

1.6%

Hindi

1.6%
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Kirkland & Ellis Careers

Average Length of Employment
Winston & Strawn 3.8 years
Jenner & Block 3.7 years
Alston & Bird LLP 3.5 years
DLA Piper 3.4 years

Kirkland & Ellis

3.4 years
Dechert 3.3 years
Reed Smith 3.3 years
Sidley Austin 3.3 years
Latham & Watkins 3.2 years
Ropes & Gray 3.1 years
Greenberg Traurig 2.7 years
Top Employers Before Kirkland & Ellis
Top Employers After Kirkland & Ellis
DLA Piper 6.1%
K&L Gates 4.5%
Dentons 3.5%
Reed Smith 3.5%

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Kirkland & Ellis Employees Education

Schools

DePaul University

10.9%

Georgetown University

9.2%

Loyola University of Chicago

6.6%

Northwestern University

6.6%

Roosevelt University

6.1%

University of Phoenix

5.2%

University of Illinois University Administration

5.2%

University of Illinois at Chicago

4.8%

Fordham University

4.8%

George Washington University

4.8%

University of Chicago

4.4%

New York Law School

4.4%

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

3.9%

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

3.9%

Harvard University

3.9%

Cox College

3.9%

University of California - Berkeley

3.1%

Northern Illinois University

3.1%

University of Iowa

2.6%

University of California - Los Angeles

2.6%
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Majors

Law

34.4%

Business

15.0%

Legal Support Services

6.9%

Political Science

6.6%

Accounting

4.0%

Legal Research And Advanced Professional Studies

3.7%

Finance

3.5%

Psychology

3.3%

Management

2.9%

English

2.9%

Criminal Justice

2.4%

History

2.4%

Communication

2.0%

Computer Science

1.8%

Human Resources Management

1.8%

Marketing

1.8%

Education

1.3%

Library Science

1.1%

Nursing

1.1%

Electrical Engineering

1.1%
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Degrees

Doctorate

29.8%

Bachelors

29.4%

Masters

16.6%

Other

13.2%

Certificate

5.9%

Associate

4.8%

Diploma

0.4%
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Kirkland & Ellis Employee Political Affiliation

Democratic Party

58.4%

Republican Party

41.2%

Other

0.1%

Libertarian Party

0.1%

Employee Political Donations

Name Job Title Party Donation
Richard PorterAttorney $562,600Republican Party
Sanford PerlAttorney $369,200Republican Party
Kirk RadkeAttorney $264,794Democratic Party
Andrew ClubokLawyer $166,757Democratic Party
William Singerof Counsel $150,549Democratic Party
Douglas GessnerAttorney $136,750Republican Party
James SprayregenAttorney $135,500Democratic Party
Stephen RitchieAttorney $128,550Republican Party
Martin BolesLawyer $118,150Republican Party
Eunu ChunAttorney $110,200Democratic Party
Matthew SteinmetzAttorney $100,400Republican Party
Stephen TomlinsonAttorney $79,600Democratic Party
Jeffrey HammesChairperson $78,650Republican Party
TED ZookAttorney $68,250Republican Party
James NowackiAttorney $66,500Democratic Party
Mark FilipAttorney $64,900Republican Party
David BernickAttorney $63,400Democratic Party
David EichPartner $58,600Republican Party
John OtoshiAttorney $56,925Democratic Party
Jack LevinAttorney $55,200Democratic Party
Steven ClemensAttorney $50,600Republican Party
Chris HeckAttorney $49,850Republican Party
Bruce EttelsonAttorney $48,336Republican Party
Jonathan BungeAttorney $43,850Democratic Party
Edward SwanAttorney $42,850Republican Party
Kamran BajwaLawyer $42,300Democratic Party
Jeffrey RosenAttorney $36,430Republican Party
Patrick GallagherLawyer $34,250Democratic Party
James BasileAttorney $34,200Democratic Party
Kevin EvanichLawyer $33,700Democratic Party
Jennifer SelendyAttorney $32,330Democratic Party
Jay StephensAttorney $31,900Republican Party
Jonathan HenesAttorney $31,350Democratic Party
Wendy BloomLawyer $30,900Democratic Party
Stephen FraidinAttorney $29,600Democratic Party
Warren EgglestonAttorney $28,750Democratic Party
David BreachAttorney $27,500Republican Party
Stephen OetgenAttorney $27,500Republican Party
Ashley GregoryAttorney $26,456Democratic Party
Gerald NowakAttorney $25,450Republican Party
Todd MaynesAttorney $25,350Republican Party
Mark LillieAttorney $24,300Republican Party
Eugene AssafAttorney $23,700Democratic Party
Scott FalkAttorney $22,850Republican Party
Bruce GelmanAttorney $22,800Republican Party
Linda MyersAttorney $21,800Democratic Party
Richard CieriPartner $21,701Republican Party
John QuinnAttorney $21,150Republican Party
Jason KannerLawyer $21,100Democratic Party
Henry KleemanAttorney $20,551Republican Party
Vicki HoodAttorney $19,600Democratic Party
James LearnerAttorney $19,600Democratic Party
Elizabeth GottschalkAttorney $19,400Democratic Party
Dale CendaliAttorney $18,460Democratic Party
Greer PhillipsLaw $18,400Republican Party
Jeffrey ClarkLawyer $18,050Republican Party
James RoweAttorney $17,620Democratic Party
Mikaal ShoaibAttorney $17,500Republican Party
Michael MovsovichAttorney $17,400Republican Party
Michael GarciaAttorney $17,200Republican Party
Steve RitchieAttorney $17,000Republican Party
Sarkis JebejianPartner $16,600Democratic Party
Frank Cicero JrAttorney $16,400Democratic Party
Jeremy LissAttorney $16,000Republican Party
Daniel PerlmanAttorney $15,950Democratic Party
Scott FowkesAttorney $15,400Republican Party
Emily NicklinAttorney $15,100Democratic Party
Samantha GoodLawyer $14,846Democratic Party
David SeligmanAttorney $14,750Democratic Party
Timothy DuffyAttorney $14,500Republican Party
Kevin MorrisPartner $14,000Democratic Party
Carter EmersonAttorney $14,000Republican Party
Robert WilsonAttorney $14,000Republican Party
Matthew HurlockLawyer $13,850Democratic Party
Andrew McGaanAttorney $13,750Republican Party
Lisa EsayianLawyer $13,350Democratic Party
Robert HaywardAttorney $13,140Republican Party
Keith VillmowAttorney $13,000Republican Party
Brian BenczkowskiPartner $12,717Republican Party
Susan DaviesAttorney $12,700Democratic Party
Jeremy VeitAttorney $12,700Democratic Party
Raymond HeckAttorney $12,500Republican Party
Edward SassowerPartner $12,500Republican Party
David EatonAttorney $12,100Democratic Party
Marjorie LindblomLawyer $11,775Democratic Party
Margaret GibsonAttorney $11,750Republican Party
Margaret Gibson RevordAttorney $11,700Republican Party
JON BallisAttorney $11,600Republican Party
Donald RocapAttorney $11,500Republican Party
Christopher LandauAttorney $11,450Republican Party
Neil HirshmanAttorney $11,150Democratic Party
Pat CipolloneLawyer $11,000Republican Party
Jay LefkowitzAttorney $10,950Republican Party
George FosterAssociate $10,600Democratic Party
John Hickey JrAttorney $10,500Republican Party
Patrick NashAttorney $10,300Democratic Party
Walter LohmannAttorney $10,250Democratic Party
Howard KraneAttorney $10,100Democratic Party
Craig PrimisAttorney $9,950Republican Party
Mark HolscherLawyer $9,650Republican Party
Marc KieselsteinAttorney $9,600Democratic Party
Jocelyn HirschAttorney $9,500Republican Party
Thomas KuhnsAttorney $9,500Republican Party
Sandy PerlAttorney $9,400Republican Party
Melissa IngallsAttorney $9,250Democratic Party
Mark FennellAttorney $9,000Republican Party
Richard GodfreyAttorney $8,700Democratic Party
Andrew BloomerAttorney $8,500Republican Party
Michael JonesAttorney $8,400Democratic Party
Sarah WarrenAttorney $8,250Republican Party
Robert GasawayAttorney $8,200Republican Party
Daniel LaytinAttorney $8,151Democratic Party
Sarah StasnyAttorney $8,075Democratic Party
Emile KarafiolRetired (Lawyer) $8,000Democratic Party
Frederick TanneAttorney $8,000Democratic Party
Michael DevriesAttorney $7,900Democratic Party
Stephen HesslerLawyer $7,850Republican Party
James LanganPartner $7,800Republican Party
Janette McMahanAttorney $7,800Democratic Party
Beth WilliamsAttorney $7,750Republican Party
Dennis MyersAttorney $7,600Democratic Party
Richard CampbellPartner $7,550Republican Party
Andrew SmallAttorney $7,500Democratic Party
Yongjin IMLawyer $7,500Democratic Party
Marc BrowningAttorney $7,500Republican Party
Jeffrey GoldenAttorney $7,500Republican Party
Travis NelsonAttorney $7,500Republican Party
James StempelAttorney $7,500Republican Party
Steve ChernyAttorney $7,500Democratic Party
Linda DebruinLawyer $7,370Democratic Party
Mark DirectorAttorney $7,250Democratic Party
Patrick PhilbinAttorney $7,250Republican Party
Tom KuhnsAttorney $7,200Republican Party
Ceylan EathertonAttorney $7,200Democratic Party
Yosef RiemerAttorney $7,100Democratic Party
David FoxPartner $6,850Democratic Party
Sean MaloneyAttorney $6,800Democratic Party
Jennifer AtkinsAttorney $6,750Democratic Party
Neil EgglestonAttorney $6,750Democratic Party
Joshua KoganAttorney $6,700Democratic Party
Stephen PattonAttorney $6,650Democratic Party
Patrick Nash JrAttorney $6,500Democratic Party
Alexandra MihalasLawyer $6,450Democratic Party
Steven HarperPartner $6,400Democratic Party
Michael SladeAttorney $6,400Democratic Party
Frank HolozubiecAttorney $6,250Democratic Party
Steven RitchieAttorney $6,150Republican Party
Barbara HardingAttorney $6,000Democratic Party
Gregory GallagherAttorney $6,000Democratic Party
Barack EcholsAttorney $6,000Democratic Party
Seth TraxlerAttorney $6,000Republican Party
James GillespiePartner $6,000Republican Party
ROY CHOAttorney $5,987Democratic Party
Margaret RevordAttorney $5,900Republican Party
Leora BenamiAttorney $5,750Democratic Party
Jennifer HardyAttorney $5,750Republican Party
Sean RodgersLawyer $5,700Democratic Party
Armand MonicaPartner $5,500Democratic Party
Mark KovnerLawyer $5,500Democratic Party
Walter Lohmann JrAttorney $5,500Democratic Party
Brant BishopAttorney $5,500Republican Party
George StamasAttorney $5,400Democratic Party
John LynnAttorney $5,400Democratic Party
Noah BoyensPartner $5,400Democratic Party
Joshua ZachariahLawyer $5,400Democratic Party
Sanford PeriAttorney $5,400Republican Party
Haris HadzimuratovicAttorney $5,400Republican Party
Kenneth MorrisonAttorney $5,400Democratic Party
James HurstAttorney $5,400Democratic Party
Terrence DEEPartner $5,300Democratic Party
Robert KrupkaAttorney $5,300Republican Party
Michael GlickAttorney $5,250Democratic Party
Daniel BressPartner $5,250Republican Party
Alexandra MetzlLawyer $5,250Democratic Party
Adam AlperLawyer $5,200Democratic Party
Melissa CramerAttorney $5,000Democratic Party
Lauren CasazzaAttorney $5,000Republican Party
Edwin DEL HierroAttorney $5,000Republican Party
IAN BushnerAttorney $5,000Democratic Party
David KungAttorney $5,000Republican Party
Robert CohenAttorney $5,000Republican Party
Michael WrightAttorney $5,000Republican Party
John HartmannAttorney $5,000Republican Party
Bryan HalesAttorney $5,000Republican Party
John SchoenfeldAttorney $5,000Republican Party
Christine WilsonLawyer $5,000Republican Party
Rick RichmondAttorney $5,000Republican Party
Aditya BamzaiAttorney $5,000Republican Party
Ellen JakovicAttorney $4,900Democratic Party
Paul GarciaAttorney $4,900Democratic Party
DAN PerlmanAttorney $4,850Democratic Party
Jonathan BrightbillLawyer $4,794Republican Party
Nathan MammenLawyer $4,750Republican Party
Martin DiloretoAttorney $4,750Republican Party
Brian Van KlompenbergAttorney $4,500Republican Party
Armand Della MonicaAttorney $4,500Republican Party
Corey FoxAttorney $4,500Republican Party
Jeffrey KaplanAttorney $4,500Republican Party
Christopher ButlerAttorney $4,500Republican Party
Michele GelmanAttorney $4,500Republican Party
Heidi KieselsteinAttorney $750Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party
Youngro LeeLawyer $500Other
R ChrisAttorney $500Libertarian Party
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Kirkland & Ellis Salaries

PartnerNew York, NY $325,000
PartnerNew York, NY $325,000
PartnerSan Francisco, CA $315,000
PartnerNew York, NY $300,000
PartnerSan Francisco, CA $300,000
Corporate AttorneyNew York, NY $295,000
AttorneyNew York, NY $290,000
AssociateNew York, NY $280,000
AssociateNew York, NY $280,000
AssociateNew York, NY $280,000
LawyerNew York, NY $280,000
AttorneyNew York, NY $280,000
AssociateNew York, NY $280,000
AssociateNew York, NY $280,000
AssociateNew York, NY $280,000
LawyerNew York, NY $265,000
AssociateNew York, NY $260,000
AssociateSan Francisco, CA $260,000
AssociateNew York, NY $260,000
AssociateNew York, NY $260,000
AssociateNew York, NY $260,000
LawyerNew York, NY $260,000
AssociateNew York, NY $255,000
AssociateNew York, NY $255,000
AssociateSan Francisco, CA $255,000
Associate AttorneyNew York, NY $250,000
Associate AttorneySan Francisco, CA $250,000
PartnerNew York, NY $250,000
LawyerNew York, NY $250,000
LawyerNew York, NY $250,000
AssociateHouston, TX $250,000
AssociateNew York, NY $250,000
AssociateNew York, NY $235,000
AssociateNew York, NY $235,000
AssociateNew York, NY $235,000
AssociateHouston, TX $235,000
AssociateNew York, NY $235,000
Litigation AssociateNew York, NY $230,000
Associate AttorneyNew York, NY $230,000
AssociateNew York, NY $230,000
AssociateNew York, NY $230,000
AssociateHouston, TX $230,000
AssociateNew York, NY $220,000
AssociateNew York, NY $220,000
AssociateNew York, NY $220,000
AssociateNew York, NY $220,000
AssociateBoston, MA $220,000
AssociateNew York, NY $210,000
AssociateHouston, TX $210,000
AssociateNew York, NY $210,000
AssociatePalo Alto, CA $210,000
AssociateNew York, NY $210,000
AssociateNew York, NY $210,000
AssociatePalo Alto, CA $210,000
AssociateNew York, NY $210,000
Law ClerkPalo Alto, CA $210,000
AssociateNew York, NY $210,000
AssociateNew York, NY $210,000
AssociateNew York, NY $210,000
AssociateHouston, TX $210,000
AssociatePalo Alto, CA $210,000
Associate AttorneySan Francisco, CA $210,000
LawyerNew York, NY $210,000
LawyerLos Angeles, CA $210,000
AssociateNew York, NY $210,000
Associate AttorneyChicago, IL $210,000
Associate AttorneyNew York, NY $210,000
LawyerNew York, NY $210,000
Associate AttorneyNew York, NY $210,000
AssociateHouston, TX $200,000
AssociateNew York, NY $200,000
AssociateNew York, NY $200,000
AssociateChicago, IL $190,000
AssociateNew York, NY $190,000
AssociatePalo Alto, CA $190,000
AssociateLos Angeles, CA $190,000
AssociateSan Francisco, CA $190,000
AssociateSan Francisco, CA $190,000
AssociateSan Francisco, CA $190,000
AssociateNew York, NY $190,000
AssociateNew York, NY $190,000
AssociateNew York, NY $190,000
AssociateChicago, IL $190,000
AssociateChicago, IL $190,000
AssociateHouston, TX $190,000
AssociateHouston, TX $190,000
AssociateNew York, NY $190,000
AssociateNew York, NY $190,000
AssociateSan Francisco, CA $190,000
AssociateNew York, NY $190,000
AssociateHouston, TX $190,000
AssociateNew York, NY $190,000
AssociateNew York, NY $190,000
AssociateNew York, NY $190,000
AssociateNew York, NY $190,000
AssociateNew York, NY $185,000
Associate AttorneyNew York, NY $185,000
AssociateHouston, TX $185,000
AttorneyNew York, NY $185,000
Associate AttorneyNew York, NY $185,000
AssociateNew York, NY $185,000
AssociateNew York, NY $185,000
AssociateNew York, NY $185,000
AssociateNew York, NY $185,000
AssociateNew York, NY $185,000
AssociateNew York, NY $185,000
AssociateNew York, NY $185,000
AssociateNew York, NY $185,000
AssociateNew York, NY $185,000
AssociateNew York, NY $185,000
AssociateNew York, NY $185,000
LawyerPalo Alto, CA $185,000
AssociateNew York, NY $185,000
Associate AttorneySan Francisco, CA $185,000
AssociateSan Francisco, CA $185,000
AssociateNew York, NY $185,000
AssociateNew York, NY $185,000
AssociateNew York, NY $185,000
LawyerNew York, NY $185,000
AssociateNew York, NY $180,000

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Revenue

$3.2B

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