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The law offices of ... Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Exterior view of Kirkland & Ellis from the south bank of the Chicago River.
Exterior view of Kirkland & Ellis' new world headquarters from the south bank of the Chicago River.
Kirkland & Ellis LLP recently moved its headquarters into a new high-tech building at 300 N. La Salle along the north bank of the Chicago River. The tower was designed by prominent Chicago architectural firm SOM (Sears Tower, John Hancock). Kirkland & Ellis had been based in the Aon Center since 1972 (then known as the Standard Oil Building). The firm has nearly 700 lawyers spread over 26 floors of the 60-story high-rise. The building's environmentally-sustainable design features an exclusive conference center, expanded WiFi and Blackberry service, video conferencing and environmentally-friendly lighting and energy systems. Illinois Lawyer Now visited the new Kirkland offices and compiled a photo gallery of the space. Kirkland & Ellis LLP has 1,500 attorneys around the world representing clients in complex litigation and dispute resolution/arbitration, corporate and tax, restructuring, real estate and intellectual property and technology matters. "The law offices of ..." will be a regular feature on Illinois Lawyer Now. Coming June 19: A photo tour of Bellows Law Group in The Rookery, which is one of Chicago's oldest buildings and 121 years older than 300 N. La Salle. Send a note to if you would like to see your office appear in "The law offices of ..."
Posted on June 12, 2009 by Chris Bonjean
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