Pro Bono Firm Of 2015: Kirkland & Ellis

By Andrew Westney (September 8, 2015, 9:49 PM EDT) -- Kirkland & Ellis LLP scored wins in multiple high-impact cases across the country over the past year, including a Tenth Circuit reversal in favor of challengers to state-imposed voting requirements and a key decision backing same-sex marriage in the Seventh Circuit, earning the firm a place among Law360's Pro Bono Firms of 2015.

The attorneys in Kirkland's U.S. offices donated nearly 110,000 hours to pro bono work, or about 85 hours per attorney, in cases covering LGBT rights, housing rights, immigration law, disability rights, civil rights, prisoner rights, death penalty cases, guardianship and veterans' benefits.

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