This is Derek Miller, Speaking on Business. Since Kirkland & Ellis opened its Salt Lake City office in 2021, the office has grown to become the second largest law firm in Utah and is ranked among the “Fearsome Foursome” in the 2023 BTI Litigation Outlook report. Litigation Partner Jess Krannich joins us with more.


Kirkland represents clients in a full range of complex corporate and litigation matters, and is recognized as the preeminent private equity law firm and among the top litigation firms globally.

We opened our Salt Lake City office because of the extraordinary talent pool, as well as an excellent academic community here. Having an office in Salt Lake enhances our ability to attract exceptional legal talent and expand our capacity to meet increasing client demand.

Kirkland represents international, national, regional and local clients, including many Utah household name businesses.

We also partner with many local organizations to provide pro bono legal services, including Utah Legal Services, Utah Nonprofits Association, Wills for Heroes, Disability Law Center, and Catholic Community Services of Utah, among others.

Our work for these organizations includes assisting students with disabilities in administrative hearings before the Utah Board of Education; assisting first responders with will and advance directive documents and assisting individual immigrants with asylum applications.

Derek Miller:

During Kirkland & Ellis’s first year in Utah, the firm ranked number one in Global M&A by deal volume and number two in deal count for Utah law firms. Visit the Kirkland & Ellis I’m Derek Miller with the Salt Lake Chamber, Speaking on Business.