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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 2015 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, K&L Gates has 1952 attorneys and is the 8th largest firm in the United States.  With $1,145,500,000 in gross revenue in 2014, the firm placed 21st on The American Lawyer's 2015 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

Movers

: The National Law Journal : July 06, 2015

Lateral moves and new arrivals in this week's column.

Holder's Return to Covington Was Six Years in the Making

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : July 05, 2015

Covington & Burling celebrates a homecoming this week as Eric Holder Jr., the nation's first black attorney general, rejoins the firm as a white-collar partner. Covington plans to announce the news Monday, and his official start date will be in September. "This is home for me," Holder told The National Law Journal.

Holder's Return to Covington Was Six Years in the Making

Katelyn Polantz : The Am Law Daily : July 05, 2015

Covington & Burling celebrates a homecoming this week as Eric Holder Jr., the nation's first black attorney general, rejoins the firm as a white-collar partner. Covington's latest high-profile hire will officially start at the firm in September.

PLI Looks at Cross-Border Employees and International Data

David Horrigan : Legaltech News : July 02, 2015

Organizations can avoid legal landmines—including e-discovery and privacy complications—as they move employees around the globe.

Judge Nixes Patent Suit Against Kayak.com as Too Abstract

Zack Needles : New Jersey Law Journal : July 02, 2015

A federal judge in New Jersey has dismissed a software company's patent suit against Kayak Software Corporation, which owns the travel search website Kayak.com, finding the concept behind the plaintiff's patent for quote-generating software was too abstract.

Genuardi's $18.5M Saga Likely Ending After Appeal Denial

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : June 30, 2015

Although there are some unresolved issues over an $18.5 million judgment against Safeway and Genuardi's Family Markets, the state Supreme Court's recent decision to deny allocatur is expected to effectively end more than 12 years of litigation in the case.

Big Suits

Scott Flaherty, Scott Graham and Rebekah Mintzer : The American Lawyer : June 29, 2015

Apple v. Samsung; Eon Corp. v. AT&T Mobility; ASCAP v. Pandora; Chicago v. Purdue Pharma

Musical Chairs at Kirkland & Ellis; Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 28, 2015

Kirkland snags a top London tax partner but loses three others; McKenna Long & Aldridge sees more lateral movement ahead of its deal with Dentons; Shearman & Sterling opens in Saudi Arabia; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Top 10 Numbers From Our Special Report on Women

Kim Kleman, editor-in-chief : The American Lawyer : June 23, 2015

We've uncovered some sobering statistics in our special report on women in Big Law.

Panel Hears Debate on Punitive Damages in Asbestos Cases

Ben Bedell : New York Law Journal : June 23, 2015

Leaders of the asbestos litigation bar were peppered with questions Wednesday by an Appellate Division, First Department, panel in a case testing whether punitive damages can be argued before New York City's special asbestos court.

Reed Smith Hires New CIO, CKO

Zach Warren : Legaltech News : June 22, 2015

Steven Agnoli and Lucy Dillon are tasked with continuing the firm's technological focus.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : June 22, 2015

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Top Firms for Women for Equity and Power

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : June 19, 2015

Forty-four firms get WILEF's seal of approval.

Morning Wrap: FIFA's Blatter Brings on McGuireWoods | Uber Driver Wins Case Repping Herself

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : June 18, 2015

FIFA chiefs have found U.S. attorneys, two cases against Silicon Valley see outcomes, plus a spotlight on Pittsburgh's legal market. This is a round-up of legal news from ALM and around the country.

Freshfields' U.S. Hiring Spree Continues, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 17, 2015

The Magic Circle firm snags a senior Simpson Thacher & Bartlett civil litigation partner in New York; Sheppard Mullin adds a three-lawyer IP team from Pillsbury; King & Spalding opens in Tokyo; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

6 Critical Issues When Responding to Government Subpoenas

Shanda N. Hastings and Noam A. Kutler : Corporate Counsel : June 16, 2015

Government investigations take a variety of shapes and forms, but nearly all will include requests for the production of documents. It is important to protect sensitive customer and employee data in those materials.

Nonequity Departures Driving Declines in Pa. Head Count

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : June 16, 2015

Attorney head count among Pennsylvania's largest firms has fluctuated in the first six months of the year from as much as a 9.3 percent increase to an 11.2 percent decline, according to a review of statistics tracked by ALM's RivalEdge.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : June 15, 2015

Lateral moves and new arrivals in this week's column.

On the Move

: The Recorder : June 15, 2015

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

O'Melveny and Pillsbury Departures Continue, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Willkie Farr, Winston & Strawn and Sheppard Mullin make hires from two struggling firms with California roots; Blank Rome bolts on an IP boutique in Houston; Fried Frank loses its last partner in Asia; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Last Departing Fried Frank Asia Partner Joins K&L Gates

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : June 12, 2015

Hong Kong-based corporate lawyer Carolyn Sng will start at her new firm on Monday.

Gadens Taps Two from K&L Gates

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : June 10, 2015

Jol Rogers and Brihony Boan have joined the Australian firm's corporate and property teams, respectively, in Melbourne.

Pa. Firms Rank High for Head Count Shifts in Both Directions

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : June 10, 2015

Mergers and group departures had significant impacts on Pennsylvania firms' head count numbers—in both growth and decline—in 2014, according to data reported by Legal affiliate The National Law Journal.

McKenna Long Departures Mount, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 10, 2015

Ahead of its proposed combination with Dentons, more partners have left McKenna Long & Aldridge, even as the latter makes a hire of its own; Latham & Watkins lands another O'Melveny & Myers rainmaker; Nelson Mullins and Barnes & Thornburg open new offices; Delta Air Lines taps Dorsey & Whitney for a new legal chief; and more notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Derivative Suit Over Real Estate Trust Is Rejected

Ben Bedell : New York Law Journal : June 08, 2015

A Manhattan judge dismissed a shareholder derivative suit that claimed self dealing by a multi-billion-dollar real estate investment trust, holding that the defendants had "adequately disclosed to shareholders, prior to their approval" a plan to "externalize" the company's management.

BakerHostetler Adds India Partner in New York

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : June 08, 2015

Transactions lawyer Rajiv Khanna makes the move from Seyfarth Shaw.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : June 08, 2015

Lateral moves and new arrivals in this week's column.

Anne Hathaway's Dad Joins Drinker Biddle, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Drinker Biddle & Reath adds a labor and employment partner with star power; Bryan Cave parts ways with a former senator; Greenberg Traurig grabs two former Dewey & LeBoeuf dealmakers; four firms raid Kirkland & Ellis; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

On The Move: Rafael Perez Joins Connell Foley

: New Jersey Law Journal : June 05, 2015

Connell Foley in Roseland brings on board veteran public finance attorney Rafael Perez.

ALM Announces 2015 Transatlantic Legal Award Winners

: The Am Law Daily : June 05, 2015

At a London event, lawyers and firms are honored for excellence in transatlantic matters involving corporate, finance and litigation work, innovation, commitment to pro bono, outstanding transatlantic strategy and rising stars under 40.