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K&L Gates LLP

  • Designation: Washington
  • Head Count: 1,952
  • Gross Revenues: $1,145,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $585,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $830,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -4

K&L Gates is a Pittsburgh-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, K&L Gates has 1975 attorneys and is the 8th largest firm in the United States.  With $1,159,000,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 17th on The American Lawyer's 2014 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2013 Global 100 survey, K&L Gates ranked as the 22nd 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 21 -4 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 21 -4 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 8 0 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 123 5 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard NR N/A Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 105 20 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 51 6 Summer programs

In the News

Fox Rothschild Joins Eight Other Pa. Firms in Am Law 100

Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : April 28, 2015

One more Pennsylvania-based firm, Fox Rothschild, has joined the Am Law 100 after a year of significant revenue growth helped it to jump 10 spots in the rankings. The firm grew its revenue more than 10 percent to $331.5 million, making it one of 17 firms in the country to experience double-digit growth.

Allens on Australian Telecom M2's Rival Bid for iiNet

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : April 27, 2015

M2 is trying to elbow out TPG Telecom with a $1.27 billion offer for the Perth-based DSL company.

DC Moves

: The National Law Journal : April 27, 2015

A roundup of Washington, D.C. lateral moves and promotions.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : April 27, 2015

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

McKenna Long Tax Chief Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 26, 2015

The head of McKenna Long & Aldridge's national tax group leaves ahead of a merger with global legal giant Dentons; Arnold & Porter and Cozen O'Connor both make bulk hires from smaller firms; a Jones Day bankruptcy baron returns; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Assistant County Attorney Takes Miami-Dade FAWL Reins

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : April 21, 2015

Assistant Miami-Dade County Attorney Ileana Cruz has taken over as president of the Miami-Dade chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers, succeeding Deborah Baker.

Half-Dozen K&L Gates Partners Decamp, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 21, 2015

K&L Gates sees six partners leave for four firms; some of Fried Frank's Asia lawyers find new homes; Jackson Lewis opens two new offices; Mayer Brown adds a practice leader; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Financial-Services Lawyers Cheer Quicken Loans' Lawsuit

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : April 20, 2015

A legal challenge by Quicken Loans Inc. to the U.S. government's aggressive scrutiny of its Federal Housing Administration mortgage loans reflects widespread industry unease with government investigation of lenders, financial-services lawyers said.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : April 20, 2015

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

On the Move

: The Recorder : April 20, 2015

New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.

New Hires Beget New Horizons, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 19, 2015

Goodwin Procter launches a London private equity practice; Dentons arrives in Budapest; Fox Rothschild opens in Chicago; Polsinelli puts down stakes in Nashville; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Photo Gallery: Attorney of the Year

: Daily Business Review : April 17, 2015

K&L Gates partner Elisa D'Amico received the Attorney of the Year award April 14 at the DBR's inaugural event at the Coral Gables Country Club. DBR also presented lifetime achievement awards.

Wine Lovers Relocate, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 14, 2015

Duane Morris and McKool Smith saw a pair of oenophiles pull up stakes for new endeavors; Kirkland & Ellis adds one litigator and loses two more; Paul Hastings bolsters its banking group in London; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Elisa D'Amico Named Attorney of the Year

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : April 14, 2015

K&L Gates partner Elisa D'Amico is named Attorney of the Year by the Daily Business Review, recognizing her work against revenge porn.

Pa. Big-Firm Associate Salaries in Flux

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : April 14, 2015

The associate compensation landscape in Pennsylvania is slowly evolving and, in the wake of Dechert's local salary bump, could see more changes as a number of law firms say they are evaluating their compensation programs.

Shane Brun

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : April 13, 2015

It was patent litigator and outside-counsel Shane Brun's knack for translating complex information into plain English that helped seal a crucial courtroom win, according to the legal team at Seattle technology firm F5 Networks Inc.

Watch our Attorney of the Year Presentation Live Tuesday Night

: Daily Business Review : April 13, 2015

On Tuesday evening, the Daily Business Review will be using Twitter's new live streaming tool, Periscope, to broadcast - live - our Attorney of the Year presentation from the Coral Gables Country Club.

DC Moves: Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : April 13, 2015

A roundup of Washington, D.C. lateral moves and promotions.

White-Collar Defender Leaves K&L Gates for Rosen Bien

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : April 13, 2015

Jeffrey Bornstein, who is repping PG&E executives in connection with the San Bruno explosion, will be the boutique firm's first white-collar partner.

On the Move

: The Recorder : April 13, 2015

New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.

On The Move: New Partners Announced at NJ Firms

: New Jersey Law Journal : April 09, 2015

Cole Schotz welcomes retiring U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Donald Steckroth, who will be based in Cole Schotz's New York and Hackensack offices.

Two Top Prosecutors Find New Homes, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 07, 2015

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr and Morrison & Foerster tap the U.S. Department of Justice for two notable hires; Kramer Levin adds a life sciences practice head; Nixon Peabody nabs a Jones Day band leader and other moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Failure to Diagnose Unborn Child's Brain Malformation Yields $6M Accord

: New Jersey Law Journal : April 06, 2015

The parents of a child born with a congenital brain malformation received a judge's approval on March 11 of a $6 million settlement in their Camden County medical malpractice suit over the alleged failure to diagnose the condition during prenatal tests.

Bay Area IP Litigator Jumps to Sidley

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : April 03, 2015

Michael Bettinger is leaving K&L Gates for Sidley's San Francisco office.

Oil Refiners' Lobby Taps Crowell & Moring, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 03, 2015

Crowell & Moring's environmental and natural resources chair decamps for a key client; Fried Frank hires a new litigation chief; McGuireWoods adds a former top Milbank litigator in Los Angeles; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

About Those Firms That Didn't Score Pro Bono Honors …

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : April 03, 2015

Although two dozen firms earned honors for their pro bono work in D.C. earlier this week, more than a few important Big Law names were missing. Is pro bono work on the decline across the city?

McGuireWoods to Merge with L.A. Boutique

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 01, 2015

McGuireWoods is set to merge with Integer Law Corp., a Los Angeles boutique firm founded in 2010 by former Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy litigation partner Gregory Evans.

The Law Journal Names 2015 Litigation Departments of the Year

: New Jersey Law Journal : March 31, 2015

Earlier this year, we asked law firms across the state to tell us what makes their litigation departments the best: the big victories and important cases that demonstrate why clients choose them when litigation is on the table.

Sheppard Mullin Snags Babs' Second Cousin, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 31, 2015

Adam Streisand, head of Loeb & Loeb's trusts and estates litigation group, is headed to Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton; Hogan Lovells heads to Australia and hires a DLA Piper practice leader; Baker Botts bulks up in the Middle East; and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Raising Pa. Supreme Court Output Easier Said Than Done?

Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : March 31, 2015

Despite the wide field of candidates running for the state Supreme Court, some common themes have emerged, including wanting the court to hear more cases and issue more opinions, a campaign promise observers said could be hard to deliver.