82 promotions to Partner at Kirkland & Ellis

Oct 1, 2014 Kirkland & Ellis promoted 82 of its lawyers to partner effective October 1st. Except for the Houston office, opened earlier this year, all of Kirkland's offices promoted lawyers. The 82 promotions increased Kirkland's partnership by 12%. The partnerships at Kirkland are in two classes, share (equity) and non-share (salaried). Having a non-share class of partnership allows for more annual promotions. The non-share partners make significantly less than the share partners (about 1/7th) and have roughly 5 years to become a share partner or else leave the firm. The Chicago office saw the most promotions with 25 while the London office promoted 8 to partner. Comments and more »

Bingham McCutchen loses 22 partners to Akin Gump

Sep 19, 2014 In a move of considerable proportion, 22 partners will leave Bingham McCutchen to join the practices of Akin Gump, with the vast majority, 18 partners, joining the offices based in London. Nearly half of the group…

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