Kirkland & Ellis

District of Columbia

Address:
1301 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20004
District of Columbia

Telephone:+1 202 389 5000
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Kirkland & Ellis LLP is a global law firm with approximately 2,900 attorneys representing clients in private equity, M&A and other complex corporate transactions, litigation and dispute resolution/arbitration, restructuring, and intellectual property matters. The Firm has 17 offices around the world: Austin, Bay Area, Beijing, Boston, Brussels, Chicago, Dallas, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Munich, New York, Paris, Shanghai and Washington, D.C.


Litigation: 

Kirkland & Ellis is renowned for its experience in complex litigation and arbitration. The Firm believes that the best litigation results occur when the lawyers are fully prepared to try the case through verdict. Because of Kirkland’s trial-ready philosophy and training, the Firm is able to offer clients a deep bench of lawyers who have been taking cases to verdict since the early stages of their careers. Whether in the courtroom, at the bargaining table or helping clients avoid risks without litigation, Kirkland has a long and proven track record of generating successful results for clients in their most high-stakes cases matters.


The Litigation Practice Group comprises approximately 600 attorneys throughout the firm’s worldwide offices. Kirkland represents clients in trial and appellate courts at the federal and state level, before administrative tribunals, and in arbitrations and other dispute resolution proceedings. The Firm also represents clients in connection with proceedings involving government agencies, such as the Securities and Exchange Commission, US Attorneys General Offices, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the New York Stock Exchange, the US Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, the US Patent and Trademark Office, the US Department of Labor and the Internal Revenue Service.


Kirkland litigators have successfully litigated cases in virtually every substantive area and business segment including accountant liability, antitrust and competition, appellate, class action, mass tort and toxic tort, insurance, data privacy, labor and employment, breach of contract and securities litigation.


Kirkland has been recognized by clients and the media for its achievements in litigation:

  • For the 10th time, Kirkland was selected as one of the “Fearsome Foursome” in BTI Consulting’s 2021 Litigation Outlook report.
  • In 2020, Kirkland ranked #1 in The Lawyer’s “Global Litigation Top 50,” the third consecutive year the Firm earned that distinction.
  • Kirkland was awarded “Illinois Firm of the Year” at the 2020 Benchmark Litigation US Awards, the seventh straight year the Firm has earned that distinction.
  • National Law Journal named Kirkland as a “2020 General Litigation Department of the Year” in Washington, D.C.
  • Law360 named Kirkland among the 2020 “Practice Groups of the Year” for Appellate, Class Action and Trials.
  • Kirkland was named “Law Firm of the Year” for Litigation – Securities by U.S. News and World Report and Best Lawyers in their 2021 “Best Law Firms” rankings.


Intellectual Property Litigation: 

Kirkland & Ellis’ Intellectual Property Practice Group is one of the oldest such practices in a full-service firm in the country, having been an integral part of Kirkland since 1925. Kirkland has approximately 200 intellectual property lawyers who are experienced in a variety of technical disciplines and registered to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office. More than 70 percent of the lawyers are engineers and scientists trained with degrees and professional backgrounds in technical areas.


Kirkland has one of the most respected intellectual property litigation practices in the country, with particular experience in large-scale patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret misappropriation and advertising matters. The work of the group frequently extends to antitrust, securities/compliance, products liability and appellate matters.


Kirkland’s experience in venues where IP cases are most often litigated is extensive. The Firm tries cases before juries, judges and arbitrators in venues across the country including state courts, district courts, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the International Trade Commission and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Kirkland has one of the most active trial practices in the country. Our success rate at trial is among the best, with only a few of losses over the last 10 years despite handling some of the most challenging litigation cases in history.


The Intellectual Property Practice Group has been recognized by numerous publications for its achievements: 

  • Law360 named Kirkland among the 2020 “Practice Groups of the Year” for Intellectual Property. 
  • In Managing Intellectual Property’s 2020 IP Stars, Kirkland was named as a leading firm for Copyright, ITC, Life Sciences, Patent Contentious and Trademark Contentious.
  • Managing Intellectual Property named Kirkland “U.S. National Patent Contentious Firm of the Year” and “U.S. Northeast – Trademark Contentious Firm of the Year” at its 2021 Americas Awards.
  • Kirkland was named to World Trademark Review magazine’s 2021 WTR 1000 list of the world’s top trademark law firms and was recognized as a Tier 1 firm for enforcement and litigation nationally and in New York
  • In 2020, Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) magazine recognized Kirkland in Tier 1 for Litigation: United States - National in its IAM Patent 1000 guide. The firm was also Tier 1 for Litigation in Illinois, New York and Washington, D.C.
  • The New York Law Journal named Kirkland as its 2019 “Intellectual Property Litigation Department of the Year.”

 

Please visit our website at www.kirkland.com for additional information about Kirkland and office contact information.

 

Updated Sep 2021