Known for its work in cases that go to trial, law firm Kirkland & Ellis maintains a variety of practices aimed mainly at corporate clients. Besides litigation, the firm's core practice areas include corporate transactions, intellectual property, restructuring, and tax. Kirkland & Ellis represents public and private companies from a wide range of industries, as well as individuals and government agencies. Over the years its clients have included companies such as Bank of America, General Motors, McDonald's, and Siemens. The firm was founded in 1908.