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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 2012 Global 100 survey, K&L Gates ranked as the 25th 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

The Most Disturbing Part of Aguilar's SEC Dissent

Susan Beck : The Litigation Daily : August 29, 2014

SEC Commissioner Luis Aguilar lashed out at his fellow commissioners for the weak penalties they imposed on a former CFO. But the most disturbing part of his dissent was his accusation that the agency waters down the facts it releases to the public about cases it settles.

Meet Texas Lawyer's 2014 Winning Women

: Texas Lawyer : August 29, 2014

Don't mess with Texas women lawyers. That's the takeaway from a long list of accomplishments racked up by this group of outstanding female attorneys.

2014 Lifetime Achievers

: The American Lawyer : August 27, 2014

Our 11th annual awards honor distinctive careers and public service.

Welcome, Freshmen! A New Class Leads Am Law 100 Firms

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : August 27, 2014

A remarkable transformation is taking place among The Am Law 100 as nearly one in four firms takes on a new leader.

Twenty-Five Things Your Associates Want You to Know

Ross Todd : The American Lawyer : August 27, 2014

The one thing that midlevels want to tell their managing partner.

Lifetime Achiever: Charles Queenan Jr.

Susan Hansen : The American Lawyer : August 27, 2014

From his base in Pittsburgh, the former managing partner helped turn K&L Gates into a national firm.

O'Melveny Sees Wave of Departures in Singapore

Tom Brennan : The Am Law Daily : August 27, 2014

Over the past nine months, the Los Angeles-based firm has lost 14 lawyers in its city-state office. Why have so many left, and what does O'Melveny plan to do next?

Deal of the Week: Steel Deal for $600M Cash

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : August 25, 2014

K&L Gates represented Trinity Industries of Dallas in its purchase of assets of Meyer Steel Structure of Memphis in a $600 million cash deal.

O'Melveny Sees Wave of Departures in Singapore

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : August 25, 2014

Over the past nine months, the Los Angeles-based firm has lost 14 lawyers in its city-state office. Why have so many left, and what does O'Melveny plan to do next?

DLA Piper Adds Floor At Southeast Financial Center

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : August 22, 2014

DLA Piper is the latest law firm to expand office space at the Southeast Financial Center, signing a long-term lease for 45,134 square feet.

Judges Toy With One-Strike Policy on Patent Damages

Scott Graham : The Recorder : August 22, 2014

But William Rooklidge of Jones Day says there's still a divide over how to move forward when one side's damages theories don't add up.

Judges Toy With One Strike Policy on Patent Damages

Scott Graham : The Recorder : August 22, 2014

Facing increasing waves of Daubert motions, judges can't seem to agree on the penalties to impose when the challenges succeed.

Avaya Fails to Topple $20 Mil. Antitrust Verdict

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : August 20, 2014

A Camden, N.J., federal judge has denied Avaya's bid to set aside a $20 million antitrust verdict against it, rejecting the company's claim that the damages calculation was based on "impermissible speculation and guesswork."

Evolving Compliance Challenges in China

Alexandra Wrage : Corporate Counsel : August 20, 2014

Recent compliance developments in China have companies on edge, but the community of U.S. lawyers with real expertise in China remains small.

Lifetime Achievers, Distinguished Firm Leaders Named

Valori Corral-Nava : The American Lawyer : August 20, 2014

The honorees selected by The American Lawyer have had distinguished careers that include public service. Law firm leaders have exhibited extraordinary stewardship of their firm.

Deal of the Week: Steel Deal for $600M Cash

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : August 20, 2014

K&L Gates represented Trinity Industries of Dallas in its purchase of assets of Meyer Steel Structure of Memphis in a $600 million cash deal.

O'Melveny Singapore Partners Defect to Ashurst

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : August 18, 2014

The departures come on top of at least seven other exits from the Los Angeles-based firm's Asia offices this year.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : August 18, 2014

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

Chancery Awards PharmAthene Damages for Expected Profits

Jeff Mordock : The Legal Intelligencer : August 15, 2014

The Delaware Court of Chancery has awarded PharmAthene Inc. lump-sum damages based on the expected profits from a smallpox vaccine it developed with Siga Technologies Inc.

Morning Wrap

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : August 14, 2014

The 'pregnant man' divorce case, second quarter financials for law firms and overviews of online privacy laws and firm mergers: This is a round-up of legal news from ALM affiliated publications and news outlets around the country. For more legal news, visit law.com.

Chancery Court Awards PharmAthene Damages for Expected Profits

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Business Court Insider : August 13, 2014

The Delaware Court of Chancery has awarded PharmAthene Inc. lump-sum damages based on the expected profits from a smallpox vaccine it developed with Siga Technologies Inc.

Dechert Gets License for Permission to Practice in Singapore

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : August 13, 2014

Dechert has officially been granted a license to practice law in Singapore, eight months after the firm applied for permission to practice in the country.

Dechert Gets License to Practice in Singapore

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : August 13, 2014

Dechert has officially been granted a license to practice law in Singapore, eight months after the firm applied for permission to practice in the country.

Dechert Gets License to Practice in Singapore

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : August 13, 2014

Dechert has officially been granted a license to practice law in Singapore, eight months after the firm applied for permission to practice in the country.

The Churn: Am Law Quartet Eyes New Horizons, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 12, 2014

Dechert, LeClairRyan, Lowenstein Sandler and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman all announced plans for new offices within the past week, in our latest look at notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Google, Law Profs Join Battle Over $1.5B Marvell Verdict

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : August 12, 2014

A group of major tech companies and academics have thrown their weight behind Marvell Semiconductor's bid to reverse a $1.54 billion trial loss to Carnegie Mellon University, arguing that the verdict was based on a dangerous ruling applying U.S. patent law to overseas commerce.

CFPB Fines Bait-and-Switch Mortgage Scheme $19M

Jenna Greene : Legal Times : August 12, 2014

Online mortgage lender Amerisave Corp. on Tuesday was ordered to pay $19.3 million by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for deceiving tens of thousands of borrowers with a bait-and-switch mortgage-lending scheme.

Parties Spar Over Tossed $14.5 Mil. Asbestos Verdict

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : August 12, 2014

Whether the jury that awarded a $14.5 million asbestos verdict had been told to award a specific number for noneconomic damages was the focus of arguments before the state Superior Court last week.

K&L Gates Hires Partner in Tokyo

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : August 06, 2014

The Pittsburgh-based firm has recruited former Baker & McKenzie arbitration partner Haig Oghigian.

Inadmissible: 2014 Winning Women

: Texas Lawyer : August 04, 2014