Slow And Steady Hiring Wins Race For Kirkland

Law360, New York (December 4, 2009, 5:29 PM EST) -- When the recession hit, Kirkland & Ellis LLP was well-positioned to vie for the enormous amount of bankruptcy work generated, thanks in part to the firm's deliberate approach to building its 115-lawyer restructuring team.

The Law360 Bankruptcy 100 list for 2009, which looked at law firms with 100 or more lawyers and select boutique firms, found that Kirkland edged out second-place finisher, Bingham McCutchen LLP, which boasts 108 bankruptcy attorneys.

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP, third in Law360's rankings, trails by only a slim...
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