Kirkland & Ellis is renowned for its experience in complex litigation and arbitration. The Firm believes that the best litigation results — whether achieved in court or across the bargaining table — occur when the lawyers and client act on the assumption that Kirkland will try the case and Kirkland is prepared to do so if necessary. Kirkland's focus on trial-readiness drives successful and more cost-efficient results for clients, as critical issues are identified early, addressed and used to maximum advantage in the litigation and negotiation processes.
The Firm's international experience enables effective representation of non-U.S. plaintiffs and defendants in U.S. judicial proceedings. 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 U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the U.S. Department of Labor, the Internal Revenue Service and various Offices of Attorneys General.