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We are dedicated to the health and wellbeing of our employees and their families. Learn more about our comprehensive and competitive benefits, services and programs.


The Firm offers medical, dental, and vision coverage to Firm employees and their families, including domestic partners.


Kirkland makes a Defined Contribution payment into the retirement plan on behalf of employees who meet the eligibility requirements.


The Kirkland 401(k) savings plan enables participants to provide for their future retirement security through voluntary pre-tax and/or Roth contributions.


The Firm provides paid vacation time, as well as paid sick/personal time for illness and family care.


Kirkland offers in-home and center-based backup child care and adult/elder care when your regular provider is not available, at a low fixed rate per visit.


The Firm provides leave of absence to eligible employees for the birth or adoption of a child. Eligibility is based on employment category and length of service.


Kirkland offers a variety of wellness activities, including Firm-sponsored runs and walks, financial and retirement planning webinars, and community engagement activities.


Employees can make a pre-tax contribution to an account that can be used for reimbursement for work-related commuting and parking expenses.


This plan provides a tax-favored method of paying for child care and other qualifying dependent care expenses incurred while working.

Additional Benefits & Perks

  • The Firm offers additional benefits including, but not limited to, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a wellbeing program and employee assistance program, and access to tax-advantaged flex spending and health savings accounts.

  • Eligible employees who become disabled due to illness, injury, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions may be eligible to receive short- or long-term disability benefits.

  • To meet the needs of new mothers, the Firm provides a nursing mothers’ room along with prenatal breastfeeding classes and private consultation with certified lactation consultants and childbirth educators.

  • Kirkland personnel are permitted to wear business casual clothing on all workdays.

  • Many of our office locations have new cafes, coffee bars, and collaborative spaces providing premium coffee, tea and hot chocolate throughout the day, in addition to fruit and breakfast items in the morning.

  • The Kirkland & Ellis Foundation provides matching contributions for employees and partners' eligible charitable donations.

This information is intended only as a summary of benefits. Where this summary differs from the applicable policies or plan documents, the policies and plan documents shall govern. The Firm reserves the right to change or modify its benefits and policies at any time. Click to view our transparency in coverage machine-readable files.