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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

Christina Paul: K&L Gates

: Daily Business Review : September 17, 2014

Dentons' New LatAm CEO Eyes Mergers, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 17, 2014

Jorge Alers, a former head of the Latin American practice at two Am Law 100 firms and most recently general counsel for the Inter-American Development Bank, is on the lookout for potential combinations as the new CEO of Dentons' Latin American and Caribbean group. The Am Law Daily takes an in-house focused look at the latest round of notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Mike Evans

Andrew Ramonas : The National Law Journal : September 15, 2014

Inadmissible: Admissions Investigation

: Texas Lawyer : September 15, 2014

Kroll investigators are questioning present and former deans of the University of Texas School of Law as part of the risk-assessment consulting firm's review of the admissions process at UT.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : September 15, 2014

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

Paul Hastings Helps Tate's Whip Up Private Equity Buyer

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

Thomas Kruger, a corporate partner with Paul Hastings in New York, earlier this month helped good friend Kathleen King sell her famous Tate's Bake Shop this week to private equity firm The Riverside Company. The deal marks the end of a long journey for King, who more than a decade ago lost the name to the company she founded in Southampton, N.Y.

'Uncle Darrell' reunites with former colleagues

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : September 10, 2014

Dallas lawyer Darrell Jordan joined Diamond McCarthy, where a number of lawyers he used to work with now practice.

K&L Gates Boosts Australia With Mining Partner

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : September 08, 2014

Having launched in Australia last year through a merger with national firm Middletons, K&L Gates has continued to expand down under with hire of Norton Rose Fulbright mining partner Robert Milbourne.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : September 08, 2014

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

Lure of the Legal Giants, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 07, 2014

Baker & McKenzie, Jones Day, Norton Rose Fulbright and Squire Patton Boggs all experienced churn to their robust partnership ranks in the first week of September; a high-profile in-house lawyer joins Ballard Spahr as a Bingham McCutchen partner heads the other way; and Milbank brings on a top federal prosecutor in our latest look at notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

The American Lawyer Announces 2014 Lifetime Achievement Awards

: The American Lawyer : September 05, 2014

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

Global Legal Awards: Global Citizenship Awards of the Year

: The Am Law Daily : September 02, 2014

In this category, The American Lawyer Global Citizenship Awards honor global matters dedicated to the spirit of pro bono and social responsibility.

Lifetime Achiever: Kim Askew

Mary Alice Robbins : Texas Lawyer : September 01, 2014

"She's hell on wheels," said Mark Sales, a partner in Diamond McCarthy about Kim Askew. "She's smart, incredibly prepared, hard-working."

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

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : August 29, 2014

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

SEC Commissioner Luis Aguilar's Disturbing Dissent

Susan Beck : The Litigation Daily : August 29, 2014

Luis Aguilar lashed out at his fellow SEC 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.

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.