Bloomberg Law
Aug. 19, 2021, 9:30 AM

Kirkland Built an IPO Practice in an Unlikely Place: The Midwest

Roy Strom
Roy Strom

Welcome back to the Big Law Business column on the changing legal marketplace written by me, Roy Strom. Today, we look at a practice that combines many of the trends we’ve talked about recently: A surge in capital markets work, a fight for Big Law talent, and balancing huge workloads. Sign up to receive this column in your inbox on Thursday mornings.

Plenty of Big Law partners are feasting on a surge in initial public offerings this year. Bob Hayward stands out because of where he is doing that work: Chicago.

The Kirkland & Ellis partner has been advising ...

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