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- 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.
In the News
Patience Haggin : The Recorder : January 23, 2015
Patent filings dropped after Supreme Court rulings, but firms still see high demand for a long-hot practice.
Gina Passarella : Delaware Business Court Insider : January 21, 2015
The Delaware Court of Chancery granted a final award and judgment of $194.6 million in a contract dispute over the development of a smallpox vaccine.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 21, 2015
Nixon Peabody, having had unsuccessful tie-up talks in recent years with Blank Rome and Locke Lord, is now reportedly looking at a potential acquisition of Chicago's 100-lawyer Ungaretti & Harris. With roughly 100 lawyers, Ungaretti & Harris has seen its fortunes slip along with many midsize Windy City shops in recent years.
Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : January 19, 2015
The legal department at Weyerhaeuser Co. has spent much of the past two years helping the forest products powerhouse cut multibillion-dollar deals.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 16, 2015
A Davis Polk & Wardwell corporate partner in Silicon Valley leaves the firm to return to the business side; Greenberg Traurig grows in Mexico City; Hogan Lovells expands in Vietnam; Wilmer adds a new lobbying cochair and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.
Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : January 14, 2015
Snow days should be factored into your construction contracts, as should heavy rains, ice, wind and extreme heat.
Gina Passarella : Delaware Business Court Insider : January 14, 2015
Drug manufacturer PharmAthene Inc. is seeking Delaware Court of Chancery approval of a more than $194.5 million judgment against a company with which it developed a smallpox vaccine.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 13, 2015
Paul Hastings, Hughes Hubbard & Reed, Debevoise & Plimpton and Boies, Schiller & Flexner make high-profile litigation hires; an Akin project finance head goes in-house; Kelley Drye & Warren adds a Bingham McCutchen refugee but loses its private equity chair; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 10, 2015
Davis Wright Tremaine and Dentons absorb two small shops; Cadwalader adds a seven-strong team from Latham & Watkins; a former senator signs on at DLA Piper; McDermott's European antitrust head goes in-house; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.
John Pacenti : Daily Business Review : January 05, 2015
With same-sex marriage legal, employers are getting ready to tweak benefits where needed while lawyers think litigation.
: The National Law Journal : January 05, 2015
Lateral moves, new arrivals, promotions and a new practice group in this week's column.
Nathalie Pierrepont : The Asian Lawyer : January 01, 2015
An influx of foreign firms in Korea has led to rock-bottom rates for some legal services.
Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 01, 2015
Our annual survey names the biggest law firms in the Asia-Pacific region. This time, we found more law firms embracing ambitious expansion plans.
: The Legal Intelligencer : December 30, 2014
Richard A. Lanzillo of Knox McLaughlin Gornall & Sennett was installed as the 2015 president of the Erie County Bar Association.
Samantha Joseph : Daily Business Review : December 30, 2014
How slow is too slow on a foreclosure? After a seven-year foreclosure action, the Third DCA sides with a condo association and bars a lender's foreclosure play, but the court does not wipe out the mortgage.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 30, 2014
A pair of ex-firm leaders head elsewhere; embattled Japanese air bag maker Takata hires a high-profile Simpson Thacher litigator to become in-house legal chief of its North American unit; a Skadden tax lawyer heads to the federal bench; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.
P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : December 29, 2014
After hearing reargument over whether a jury that awarded a $14.5 million asbestos verdict had been told to award a specific number for noneconomic damages in the case, an en banc Superior Court panel threw out the verdict.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 21, 2014
Locke Lord, Norton Rose Fulbright and Vinson & Elkins reshuffle some energy industry legal chairs in Houston; a K&L Gates partner with a conflict moves on; more Bingham McCutchen refugees find new homes; the federal bench lands some big-firm talent; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.
Ross Todd : The Recorder : December 19, 2014
With four new judges confirmed in 2014, litigators are scrambling for intel.
Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : December 18, 2014
Charles Holland, a former IP litigation partner with K&L Gates' Palo Alto office, has joined the Strategic Innovation IP Law Offices in Silicon Valley following a dispute with a client about a conflict.
Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : December 16, 2014
Five years after the U.S. Supreme Court took a marked step away from narrowing the window for collateral order appeals, Pennsylvania has continued to clear a path for addressing the orders, appellate lawyers have noticed.
Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : December 16, 2014
The collective weight of the season is upon law firm managing partners this month, with the season of course being that of collections, partner compensation and rate-setting. And the latter has proven a bit vexing for firm leaders this year as they grapple with setting rates in an era where firms span multiple markets and practice concentrations, clients aren't willing to pay the published rates and alternative fee deals are a growing part of firm revenue.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 16, 2014
James Schwab, head of the media and entertainment practice at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, is poised to become president at Vice Media; a former Bingham McCutchen partner heads to the federal bench; Vorys Sater adds nine litigators in Houston; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.
Patience Haggin : The Recorder : December 15, 2014
Brett Schuman, who led Morgan Lewis' San Francisco litigation practice, is Goodwin Procter's second IP partner in the Bay Area.
Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : December 11, 2014
In the last 10 years, there has been no movement in the percentage of women lawyers practicing in the Pennsylvania offices of the state's 100 largest law firms.
Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : December 11, 2014
A decade after a crackdown that was supposed to rein in research conflicts at Wall Street banks, the industry's self-regulator levied $43.5 million in penalties Thursday against 10 leading banks accused of using their research analysts to drum up investment banking business.
Aric Press : The American Lawyer : December 10, 2014
Fewer than a third of new partners at Am Law 200 firms are women. It's time for fresh approaches.
: The Legal Intelligencer : December 09, 2014
Joseph J. McGrory Jr., chairman of the municipal law department at Hamburg, Rubin, Mullin, Maxwell & Lupin, was elected to the board of directors of the Home Builders Association of Berks County.
Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : December 09, 2014
Several firm leaders referred to 2013 as a year of investment, and that characterization is borne out by the numbers, with gross revenue generally outpacing profits per equity partner (PPP) and the majority of firms seeing significant increases in head count.
Mark Gerlach : Law Technology News : December 09, 2014
Plus new hires at Complete Discovery Source, Paragon and LawBase.