82 promotions to Partner at Kirkland & Ellis

October 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.

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