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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, MA, NC, NJ, NY, OR, PA, 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

Kirkland Taps New Tax Partner, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 29, 2015

Kirkland & Ellis loses two and hires one from Skadden; Wilmer expands in Denver; Winston & Strawn hires two more from Pillsbury and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Georgia-Pacific, Int'l Paper Can't Crush Box-Buyers' Class Action

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : March 26, 2015

Five years into litigation over an alleged price-fixing scheme by the biggest players in the paper and packaging industry, plaintiffs lawyers gained ground on Thursday when a Chicago federal judge allowed the case to move forward as a class action.

Heinz-Kraft Deal Bottles Legal Work for Dozens

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : March 26, 2015

Two of the country's largest food companies have agreed to merge in a deal put into place with the help of dozens of lawyers across four law firms.

Bird & Bird Adds IP Partner in Australia

: The Asian Lawyer : March 24, 2015

The U.K. firm has hired away K&L Gates' former head of intellectual property in Sydney.

Holland & Knight Hires Real Estate Laterals in Dallas

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : March 23, 2015

Five real estate and finance lawyers have joined Holland & Knight's Dallas office, boosting that office to 36 lawyers.

Jack Reiter Joins GrayRobinson Appellate Leadership Team

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : March 23, 2015

Formerly of Carlton Fields Jorden Burt and Adorno & Yoss, Reiter has joined GrayRobinson, where he will co-chair the firm's appellate practice.

D.C. Moves

: The National Law Journal : March 23, 2015

Lateral moves at D.C. firms.

Lewis Brisbois Lands in Wichita, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 20, 2015

Kutak Rock loses eight of its nine lawyers in Wichita to growing Am Law 200 firm Lewis Brisbois; Cahill makes a rare partner hire; Kasowitz and Polsinelli partners take entrepreneurial turns; musical chairs at McDermott; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Revenue Down at Alston & Bird as Toyota, Other Litigation Concludes

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : March 20, 2015

Alston & Bird's revenue dipped last year, and the firm shed nonequity partners, but its managing partner, Richard Hays, said the firm anticipated and budgeted for the decline after several large litigation matters concluded in 2013.

Partners for Women and Justice Thank Volunteer Attorneys

: New Jersey Law Journal : March 19, 2015

Notice to the bar.

Polsinelli Sets Up Shop in Raleigh, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

After raiding Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough for five health care partners, fast-growing Polinselli will open an office in Raleigh; Gibson Dunn and Winston & Strawn add new practice leaders; the NSA's top lawyer returns to Mayer Brown; three former federal prosecutors flock to Robins Kaplan and Wilmer; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

And the Finalists for our Annual Top Dealmakers are...

Review staff : Daily Business Review : March 17, 2015

The Daily Business Review announced the finalists for its annual Top Dealmakers awards. Winners will be announced at a May 8 luncheon.

Program Aims to Help Pro Se Litigants in High Court

Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : March 17, 2015

With a new pro bono appointment system in place, the Pennsylvania courts are working to lower the number of pro se litigants at the high court level.

Morgan Lewis Hires Eight Laterals in Dallas

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : March 16, 2015

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius picks up group of lawyers who do government enforcement and white-collar criminal defense work and commercial litigation.

Stroock & Stroock, Cozen O'Connor Expand Miami Offices

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : March 16, 2015

The two national firms have expanded their leases at the Southeast Financial Center, further cementing the downtown Miami tower as the premier office building for law firms.

Holland & Knight Hires Real Estate Laterals in Dallas

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : March 16, 2015

Five real estate and finance lawyers have joined Holland & Knight's Dallas office, boosting that office to 36 lawyers.

Apple, HP Settle Fee Fight Over Deja-Vu Patent Suits

Scott Graham : The Recorder : March 16, 2015

The Silicon Valley companies went after Linex Technologies for initiating litigation in California after losing similar suits elsewhere.

Newsmakers: Week of March 16

: Texas Lawyer : March 16, 2015

Devon D. Sharp has been promoted to a shareholder in Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr in Dallas. She is in the firm's business litigation section and labor and employment practice group.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : March 16, 2015

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Musical Chairs at McKenna Long, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 15, 2015

McKenna Long & Aldridge, poised to vote Monday on a union with Dentons, saw two new partners depart because of conflicts; Morgan Lewis lures eight partners in Dallas ahead of another merger in Singapore; Winston & Strawn poaches 10 more partners from Pillsbury; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

In Unique Deal, Morgan Lewis Merges With Singapore's Stamford Law

Brian Baxter and Anna Zhang : The Am Law Daily : March 15, 2015

Having just absorbed the bulk of Bingham McCutchen, a first-of-its-kind merger now awaits Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, which will announce a union Monday with Singapore's Stamford Law Corp. The combination will make Morgan Lewis the largest global firm in the city-state and the only one with the capacity to practice local law across a range of practice areas.

In Unique Deal, Morgan Lewis Merges With Singapore's Stamford Law

Brian Baxter and Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : March 15, 2015

Having just absorbed the bulk of Bingham McCutchen, a first-of-its-kind merger now awaits Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, which will announce a union on Monday with Singapore's Stamford Law Corp. The combination will make Morgan Lewis the largest global firm in the city-state and the only one with the capacity to practice local law across a range of practice areas.

Minter Ellison, K&L Gates Lead $1B Broadband Deal in Oz

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : March 13, 2015

If successful, TPG Telecom Ltd.'s acquisition of iiNet Ltd. would create the second-largest fixed-line internet services provider in Australia.

Deal Watch: Skadden Advising Endo and Valeant, With Both Vying for Salix

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : March 12, 2015

Our latest roundup of transactions sees Sullivan & Cromwell, Skadden, Freshfields and Davis Polk take the lead for companies in the analytics, entertainment and pharmaceutical sectors.

Morgan Lewis Hires Eight Laterals in Dallas

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : March 11, 2015

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius picks up group of lawyers who do government enforcement and white-collar criminal defense work and commercial litigation.

Two Texas Partners Leave Vinson, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Sidley Austin and Katten Muchin Rosenman snag Vinson & Elkins partners in Houston; Honigman adds a former U.S. senator; K&L Gates bags eight lawyers in two cities; Mayer Brown and Chadbourne & Parke make additions in Mexico City; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

People in the News - March 10, 2015 - Greenberg Traurig Promotes Three Attorneys

: The Legal Intelligencer : March 10, 2015

Greenberg Traurig elevated three attorneys in its Philadelphia office: Caleb J. Holmes to shareholder, and Nataliya Rymer and Jelena Vojinovic to of counsel.

Major Changes Could Be in Store for Law Firm Websites

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : March 09, 2015

The majority of Am Law 200 firms have revamped their websites in the last couple of years, with one consultant putting a price range on those projects of anywhere from $25,000 to $1 million. But regardless of the cost, many of the sites, consultants say, look largely the same.

Littler Goes to Guatemala, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 08, 2015

Littler Mendelson's Swiss verein enters Guatemala, as the global labor and employment firm loses a six-lawyer team in Atlanta; Covington & Burling opens in Los Angeles; Paul Hastings' hiring spree extends to Brazil; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

2015 New Partners: M-Q

: New Jersey Law Journal : March 06, 2015