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K&L Gates LLP

  • Designation: Washington
  • Head Count: 1,852
  • Gross Revenues: $1,065,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $575,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $870,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -3

K&L Gates is a Pittsburgh-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2016 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, K&L Gates has 1852 attorneys and is the 9th largest firm in the United States.  With $1,065,000,000 in gross revenue in 2015, the firm placed 24th on The American Lawyer's 2016 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2015 Global 100 survey, K&L Gates ranked as the 31st highest grossing law firm in the world.  The firm has offices in AK, CA, DC, DE, FL, ID, IL, MA, NC, NJ, NY, OR, PA, SC, TX and WA.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 24 -3 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 24 -3 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 8 0 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 103 20 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 121 14 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 105 20 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 51 6 Summer programs

In the News

South Florida Experiencing 'Exponential Interest' From Law Firms With Varied Focus

Gina Passarella : Daily Business Review : July 11, 2016

Law firms with an appetite for expansion are coming to South Florida, but it's a challenging venture.

From Golden Girls to Tracing Lincoln's Footsteps: How These Pa. Lawyers Survived the Bar Exam

Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : June 30, 2016

We asked several prominent Pennsylvania lawyers how they managed the stress of studying for the bar exam.

Compensation Handcuffs Partners, Delaying Lateral Move Season

Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : June 28, 2016

In the wake of a busy late spring for lateral announcements, it appears that May and June movement may be the new normal, as more firms find ways to keep partners from leaving. Several recruiters who work in Pennsylvania said the late spring has become a busy time. In particular, two Pittsburgh-area recruiters said there has been a noticeable increase in lateral movement in May and June.

Help for Victims of 'Revenge Porn'

Rebecca Blair : The American Lawyer : June 27, 2016

K&L Gates has aided more than 500 people who have discovered intimate pictures of themselves all over the Internet.


: The National Law Journal : June 27, 2016

New arrivals and lateral moves in this week's column.

Partners Warn of Serious Implications for Clients as Britain votes to Leave the E.U.

Frances Ivens and Rose Walker : Legal Week : June 24, 2016

Clifford Chance senior partner Malcom Sweeting and others weigh in as Brexit sends shock waves to global stock and foreign exchange markets.

K&L Gates' Partner Churn Continues, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 20, 2016

Amid more departures, K&L Gates seeks to grow; Akin Gump and Reed Smith hire from Winston & Strawn; Fox Rothschild reels in a leading Twin Cities litigator; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.


: The National Law Journal : June 20, 2016

New arrivals and lateral moves in this week's column.

Federal Judge Rejects Asbestos Defendant's Bid to Eliminate $325K Liability

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : June 16, 2016

Company argued that its share of $1 million verdict should have been offset by six other defendants' settlements with plaintiffs.

After Dechert's Pay Hike, Pa. Firms Watch and Wait, for Now

Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : June 16, 2016

Dechert has raised its associate salaries across the country, starting at $180,000 for first-year associates.According to a memo obtained by The Legal, the new salary scale will be effective July 1. It includes salary increases for each class of associates, up to $315,000 for eighth-year associates and above.

Miami's Landmark Southeast Financial Center on Market

Carla Vianna : Daily Business Review : June 15, 2016

The 55-story tower and 15-story garage being offered by JPMorgan Chase is expected to trade for north of $645 million.

K&L Gates Continues Miami Expansion With Baker & McKenzie Hire

Lizzy McLellan : Daily Business Review : June 15, 2016

Former prosecutor and longtime Baker & McKenzie partner Lee Stapleton has joined K&L Gates in Miami, becoming the fifth lawyer to join the office since May.

Ropes & Gray Patent Litigator In Tokyo Moves to Jones Day

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : June 15, 2016

Movement of IP attorneys in Asia has been active this year

Key Lessons for GCs From Two FCPA Cases

Sue Reisinger and Ed Silverstein : Corporate Counsel : June 13, 2016

The Justice Department revealed how it reached decisions under its new pilot enforcement program.