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K&L Gates LLP

  • Designation: Washington
  • Head Count: 1,975
  • Gross Revenues: $1,159,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $585,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $830,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 1

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, London, MA, NC, NJ, NY, OR, PA, Paris, SC, TX and WA.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 17 1 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 17 1 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

This Week's Deals

: The Recorder : October 30, 2014

A roundup of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

Special Report: Big Law's Reality Check

Aric Press : The American Lawyer : October 29, 2014

Amid generally flat revenue but rising partner profits, four fundamental changes are roiling the legal marketplace. Is your firm prepared?

Who in Big Law Cut Checks for the Midterms?

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : October 28, 2014

The NLJ looks at how the legal industry supports certain interests and people, and where lobbying horsepower could focus in the coming years. In this report, we've highlighted midterm election contributions to three powerful members of Congress.

Aiding Unaccompanied Immigrant Children in Pa.

Judith Bernstein-Baker : The Legal Intelligencer : October 27, 2014

This past summer, the media was filled with images of children, largely from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, crossing the border without their parents and turning themselves in to immigration authorities. They are youths like HIAS Pennsylvania's client, Maria, 16 years old, who was abused by her stepfather, and whose mother told smugglers to "have their way with her" in lieu of payment. She was held hostage for five days but, eventually, with the help of an adult, reached the U.S. border. Maria is a victim of human trafficking.

Power Players Benefit by Law Firm Contributions

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : October 27, 2014

Law firms, lobbyists prefer safe bets when making political contributions.

Women and Minority New Associates

: Texas Lawyer : October 23, 2014

New Associate Statistics 2014

: Texas Lawyer : October 23, 2014

New Associates' Law Schools

: Texas Lawyer : October 23, 2014

Big Law Offer Rates to Summer Associates

: Texas Lawyer : October 23, 2014

This chart depicts the number of law students who were summer associates at large firms in Texas during the summer of 2014 and the number of permanent job offers extended to those summer associates.

What Are the Hot Practice Areas for New Associates?

: Texas Lawyer : October 23, 2014

More than 300 law school students who worked at Texas' largest firms as 2014 summer associates have full-time jobs waiting for them. For the fall of 2015.

Pro Bono Week: The Ultimate Roundup of Giving and Representing

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : October 20, 2014

In recognition of Pro Bono Week, National Law Journal lists recent coverage of legal aid projects and Big Law pro bono.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : October 20, 2014

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

Pa. Firms Use Global Footprints to Get Fortune 500 Clients

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : October 20, 2014

While there are only a few Pennsylvania firms among those most frequently used by Fortune 500 companies, some of the largest corporations in the world call on Pennsylvania firms of all sizes for a variety of legal needs.

Edwards Wildman's Tech Cochair Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 18, 2014

Another Edwards Wildman Palmer partner departs ahead of the firm's proposed merger later this year with Locke Lord; a Bingham partner heads to the FCC; Fried Frank and Kirkland & Ellis add a pair of new partners; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Associates Class of 2014

: New Jersey Law Journal : October 17, 2014

The highlights the state's up-and-coming attorneys in the Associates Class of 2014.

On the Move

: The Recorder : October 17, 2014

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

Associates Class of 2014: A-C

: New Jersey Law Journal : October 17, 2014

The highlights the state's up-and-coming attorneys in the Associates Class of 2014.

On The Move: New Fall Associates at Sills Cummis

: New Jersey Law Journal : October 17, 2014

Sills Cummis & Gross in Newark adds four new associates to the Newark office.

New Jersey Firms Getting Their Share of Big-Name Clients

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : October 15, 2014

New Jersey homegrown firms are competing to represent the country's richest corporations in litigation matters, while outside firms with strong presences in the state are doing just as well if not better, a recent survey has shown.

$80M Indemnification Case Argued Before Pa. Justices

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : October 14, 2014

Two insurance companies' failure to consider negotiating a settlement in the face of a potential billion-dollar loss on behalf of an insured should be sufficient justification for the insured to settle its claims for $80 million without the consent of the carriers, an attorney representing Babcock & Wilcox argued last week before the state Supreme Court.

$80M Indemnification Case Argued Before Pa. Justices

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : October 14, 2014

Two insurance companies' failure to consider negotiating a settlement in the face of a potential billion-dollar loss on behalf of an insured should be sufficient justification for the insured to settle its claims for $80 million without the consent of the carriers, an attorney representing Babcock & Wilcox argued last week before the state Supreme Court.

INADMISSIBLE: Lawyers Line Up To Fight Trial Subpoenas

: The National Law Journal : October 13, 2014

Lawyers are lining up to fight subpoenas requiring them to testify remotely via video in a Boston antitrust trial, but the battle is over for Covington & Burling chairman Timothy Hester. Plus more in this week's column.

Federal Circuit Scolds Texas Judge, Sends Rockstar-Google Feud to California

Scott Graham : The Recorder : October 09, 2014

The appeals court said U.S. District Judge Rodney Gilstrap of Texas abused his discretion by moving forward with duplicative litigation.

Philadelphia Firm Nabs Steptoe Securities Leader

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : October 08, 2014

Jeffrey McFadden, former head of Steptoe LLP's securities litigation and enforcement practice, has jumped to Philadelphia's Stradley Ronon, a regional firm half of Steptoe's size.

In-House at Large Public Companies

: New Jersey Law Journal : October 08, 2014

Chart tracking In-House Counsel at Large Public Companies.

Texas Market Limited, but Pa. Firms Finding Ways to Grow

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : October 08, 2014

They say everything is bigger in Texas, but the supply of lawyers isn't endless, making the successful entry of out-of-state firms into the market all the more challenging as the most sought-after talent is only going to lateral so often.

Largest Law Firms

: New Jersey Law Journal : October 08, 2014

Largest Law Firms

Pro Bono Help Arrives for Victims of Revenge Porn

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : October 07, 2014

Last month, K&L Gates launched the Cyber Civil Rights Legal Project, a first-of-its kind pro bono initiative to represent victims of revenge porn.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : October 06, 2014

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

K&L Gates Adds Banking Partner in Sydney

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : October 03, 2014

Tom Lennox has moved over after a year with Squire Patton Boggs.