Kirkland lawyer award

Kirkland & Ellis LLP partner Jack S Levin has been awarded a lifetime achievement award by legal publisher Chambers & Partners.

According to Chambers & Partners Managing Editor Fiona Boxall, the selection process for the Lifetime Achievement Award is based upon consultations with “a number of very senior lawyers, usually a selection of the publication’s number one ranked and senior statesmen, in Europe, USA, South America and quite frankly any serious legal jurisdiction across the world… [asking] who they feel is a truly outstanding lawyer and has made a real impact on the legal world. We find that a very small number of names come to the fore. We select three people who are viewed by the majority to be truly outstanding.”

Previous recipients of this award include Martin Lipton of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz; and Joseph H Flom of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.