Kirkland & Ellis LLP

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As a firm with a global presence, we embrace and promote diversity and inclusion, both within our own organization and throughout the legal profession. We are proud of our employees’ rich and varied backgrounds, knowledge and skills, which make us stronger as a Firm.

Diversity at Kirkland transcends race, gender, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, country of origin, and political affiliation. We value and encourage diversity with respect to each individual’s work style, career path, and professional and life experiences. We continually strive to build and maintain a culture that values and gathers strength from our differences.

To achieve this goal, a dedicated and active group of partners leads our Firmwide Diversity and Inclusion Committee. The committee has racial and ethnic diversity, gender, and LGBTQ+ subcommittees to ensure that our programs and policies address the needs of all attorneys.

Five Things to Know About This Firm

  1. Founded in 1909 in Chicago, IL.
  2. Kirkland has offices in 17 cities worldwide that employ approximately 2,900 attorneys.
  3. Offers a 2-day 1L Diversity Scholarship Program for current law students.
  4. Since 2004, Kirkland has offered a 2L Diversity Fellowship that, to date, has provided more than $6 million in grants and stipends to over 275 diverse second-year law students.
  5. For seven years in a row, The American Lawyer named Kirkland & Ellis to its A-List.