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- 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.
In the News
: The National Law Journal : August 31, 2015
Lateral moves and new arrivals in this week's column.
: Texas Lawyer : August 28, 2015
Glenn A. Ballard Jr. has joined Dentons as managing partner of the firm's Houston office and a member of the litigation and dispute practice.
Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : August 28, 2015
The average starting pay for first-year associates in Pennsylvania will be noticeably higher for this fall's class, with several firms increasing pay to $160,000 or just below, according to the National Association for Law Placement and data submitted by the firms.
Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : August 25, 2015
Markus Blenntoft moves over from the recently closed office of Dentons.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 25, 2015
K&L Gates offsets a series of partner departures with hires in Dallas and Asia; Ashurst brings back a private equity pro from Skadden; Boies Schiller bags one from Cravath; a McKenna Long founder decamps; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.
Roberta Anderson : The Legal Intelligencer : August 25, 2015
Cyberinsurance litigation is coming. This reality is underscored by CNA's recently filed lawsuit against its insured, , No. 2:15-cv-03432 (C.D. Cal., filed May 7, 2015). Through its preemptive lawsuit, which is one of the first cyber/data privacy disputes under a cyberinsurance policy that has resulted in litigation, CNA seeks to avoid coverage for the defense and settlement of a data breach class action lawsuit against its insured and a related regulatory proceeding.
Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : August 24, 2015
He built Latham & Watkins into a global player.
: The American Lawyer : August 24, 2015
Franklin California v. Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; Smartflash v. Apple; Jang v. Boston Scientific; Amphastar v. Sanofi
: The Legal Intelligencer : August 20, 2015
Stephen Fogdall of Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis was named the new chair of the firm's pro bono committee.
Roberta S. Karmel : New York Law Journal : August 20, 2015
In her Securities Regulation column, Roberta S. Karmel discusses 'Omnicare v. Laborers District Council Construction Industry Pension Fund', in which the U.S. Supreme Court decided that an issuer may be liable for opinions set forth in a registration statement if the issuer did not genuinely hold the stated opinion, or if the issuer failed to disclose material facts relating to the foundation for the opinion, and the application of 'Omnicare' to recent and pending cases.
Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : August 18, 2015
One thing is certain about the 2016 presidential race: It's going to leave a lot of former Republican candidates looking for something to do. Luckily they've got some role models.
Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : August 14, 2015
Terence Lau will make the move from rival Hogan Lovells early next month.
Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : August 12, 2015
Morgan Lewis & Bockius has been focused on deepening its white-collar defense bench over the past several months, most recently adding Harvey Bartle IV as a partner in the firm's Philadelphia and Princeton, New Jersey, offices.
Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : August 11, 2015
Korea practice head James Lee has relocated from Los Angeles to lead the three-partner office.
: The National Law Journal : August 10, 2015
Lateral moves in this week's column.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 09, 2015
Eight lawyers are leaving DLA Piper's outpost in Sacramento for King & Spalding; Weil, Gotshal & Manges loses two structured finance partners; more partnership changes at K&L Gates; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.
Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : August 05, 2015
Large law firms have been quietly trimming partners, and many of those attorneys are not able to find new or similar positions given the premium placed on books of business, consultants have repeatedly said in recent months.
Scott Graham : The Recorder : August 04, 2015
Federal Circuit panel says patent damages off limits for products manufactured, used and sold outside the U.S.
Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : August 04, 2015
When more than 90 partners in seven months leave a law firm, no matter how large, eyebrows are raised and at least 91 different stories can be had about the cause. For K&L Gates, those stories have played out publicly across legal media in recent weeks as former partners and the firm's chairman offer up their explanations for departures across the 2,000-lawyer firm's increasingly global platform.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 04, 2015
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy brings on a Jones Day M&A duo in New York, as the firm watched two others head for the door; Morrison & Foerster adds a pair from Crowell & Moring; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 03, 2015
Bankruptcy filings might be down 12 percent over the past year, according to a recent report released by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, but Jones Day has landed key roles on two new notable filings on the business bankruptcy docket.
: Corporate Counsel : August 01, 2015
A lawyer migrates from a virtual world to the tangible kind; and other Moves.
: Corporate Counsel : August 01, 2015
: Texas Lawyer : July 31, 2015
Bruce Pinegar has joined The Woodlands office of Winstead as an associate in the firm's wealth preservation practice group.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 29, 2015
K&L Gates, which has watched more than 90 partners depart this year, saw another handful leave within the past week; Morrison & Foerster picks up an Asian litigation leader; O'Melveny & Myers adds one in London; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.
Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : July 29, 2015
Newt Gingrich, the former Republican speaker of the House, and Howard Dean, the former Vermont governor and Democratic National Committee chairman, made their first public appearance as Dentons colleagues Wednesday on a panel discussion at the firm offices on K Street. They spoke almost entirely in agreement about the future of Medicaid and Medicare.
Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : July 28, 2015
Nearly seven months into a calendar year when the Pennsylvania Supreme Court is operating with two vacant seats, the justices appear to be issuing opinions at a reasonable pace, observers said, while the court's leader has taken an especially active role in writing.
Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : July 28, 2015
Tyco Electronics is liable to a group of former Com-Net Critical Communications shareholders for $125.8 million, an Allegheny County judge ruled last week.
Patience Haggin : The Recorder : July 28, 2015
Firm leaders say it's a good time to invest in Southern California talent.
Marty Stern, Sam Castic and Christian Dippon : Corporate Counsel : July 27, 2015
Broadband providers and the companies that work with them should explore the new obligations that apply to broadband customer information.