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- Designation: Washington
- Head Count: 1,852
- Gross Revenues: $1,065,000,000
- Revenue Per Lawyer: $575,000
- Profits Per Partner: $870,000
- Year Over Year Change: -3
K&L Gates is a Pittsburgh-based law firm. According to the National Law Journal's 2016 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, K&L Gates has 1852 attorneys and is the 9th largest firm in the United States. With $1,065,000,000 in gross revenue in 2015, the firm placed 24th on The American Lawyer's 2016 Am Law 200 ranking. On the 2014 Global 100 survey, K&L Gates ranked as the 27th 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
Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : June 28, 2016
In the wake of a busy late spring for lateral announcements, it appears that May and June movement may be the new normal, as more firms find ways to keep partners from leaving. Several recruiters who work in Pennsylvania said the late spring has become a busy time. In particular, two Pittsburgh-area recruiters said there has been a noticeable increase in lateral movement in May and June.
Rebecca Blair : The American Lawyer : June 27, 2016
K&L Gates has aided more than 500 people who have discovered intimate pictures of themselves all over the Internet.
: The American Lawyer : June 27, 2016
The American Lawyer's latest survey of Big Law's pro efforts, from law firm rankings to project profiles and the state of the Justice Gap.
: The National Law Journal : June 27, 2016
New arrivals and lateral moves in this week's column.
Frances Ivens and Rose Walker : Legal Week : June 24, 2016
Clifford Chance senior partner Malcom Sweeting and others weigh in as Brexit sends shock waves to global stock and foreign exchange markets.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 20, 2016
Amid more departures, K&L Gates seeks to grow; Akin Gump and Reed Smith hire from Winston & Strawn; Fox Rothschild reels in a leading Twin Cities litigator; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.
: The National Law Journal : June 20, 2016
New arrivals and lateral moves in this week's column.
P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : June 16, 2016
Company argued that its share of $1 million verdict should have been offset by six other defendants' settlements with plaintiffs.
Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : June 16, 2016
Dechert has raised its associate salaries across the country, starting at $180,000 for first-year associates.According to a memo obtained by The Legal, the new salary scale will be effective July 1. It includes salary increases for each class of associates, up to $315,000 for eighth-year associates and above.
Carla Vianna : Daily Business Review : June 15, 2016
The 55-story tower and 15-story garage being offered by JPMorgan Chase is expected to trade for north of $645 million.
Lizzy McLellan : Daily Business Review : June 15, 2016
Former prosecutor and longtime Baker & McKenzie partner Lee Stapleton has joined K&L Gates in Miami, becoming the fifth lawyer to join the office since May.
Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : June 15, 2016
Movement of IP attorneys in Asia has been active this year
Sue Reisinger and Ed Silverstein : Corporate Counsel : June 13, 2016
The Justice Department revealed how it reached decisions under its new pilot enforcement program.
Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : June 09, 2016
K&L Gates has added a fourth former member of Congress to its lobbying group with the hire of John McHugh.
Roy Strom : The Am Law Daily : June 06, 2016
A week after expanding in New York, Los Angeles-based Michelman & Robinson is poised to set up shop in Chicago.
Zach Warren : Legaltech News : June 01, 2016
Six months after the new rules went into effect, courts are beginning to discern case law surrounding proportionality and spoliation sanctions.
Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : May 31, 2016
From lawsuits alleging defamation to threats of physical violence from disgruntled employees, attorneys who conduct high-profile internal investigations face a bevy of risks as they delicately balance the needs of the client with what the public may come to learn.
Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : May 31, 2016
It would take a long trip down Legal affiliate The American Lawyer's diversity rankings to find a Pennsylvania-based law firm, but of the 16 firms in the state that were ranked based on percentages of minority attorneys, many saw notable improvements while a handful slid further down the ranks.
Tom McParland : Delaware Law Weekly : May 27, 2016
Of the nation's 100 top-grossing law firms, 21 operate offices in Wilmington, highlighting both the prominence of Delaware's legal market and the influence national firms have been able to exert in the First State.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 27, 2016
Amid merger talks with a U.K. firm, Hunton & Williams added two practice leaders from Katten Muchin Rosenman; Bo Dietl's GC finds a new home; Jenner & Block launches a private wealth practice; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 25, 2016
Silicon Valley stalwart Fenwick & West is poised to set up shop in the Big Apple; Boies Schiller brings on two more litigators; Ropes & Gray grabs another private equity pro in London; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.
Sara J. Rose : The Legal Intelligencer : May 23, 2016
The U.S. Supreme Court called it "a form of punishment more primitive than torture," but banishment, a government action that bars someone from living in a given area, is having a resurgence in Pennsylvania. Municipalities that want to keep out certain kinds of residents are turning to their rental ordinances to restrict who can live in their communities.
: The National Law Journal : May 23, 2016
Lateral moves and new arrivals in this week's column.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 23, 2016
Steptoe & Johnson's Korea practice co-head finds a new home; a Bryan Cave practice leader joins the Kentucky Derby; a longtime Paul Weiss litigator becomes a regulator; Perkins Coie hires from Microsoft; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.
: Daily Business Review : May 19, 2016
John Owens, a partner with K&L Gates, excels in building relationships with companies at the beginning stages to represent investors through seed, angel and venture financing and assist throught the business life cycle with IPOs and M&A.
Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : May 17, 2016
Corporate partner Stephen Tan advises on cross-border deals and compliance matters.
Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : May 16, 2016
Richard Phillips, the founder of K&L Gates' Washington office, shares what he learned by building his Washington practice in the 1970s and merging it with a Pittsburgh law firm.
C. Ryan Barber : Legal Times : May 13, 2016
George Mason law professors support renaming the school in honor of the late Justice Antonin Scalia. Paul Grewal, a federal magistrate in California, is taking a legal post at Facebook. The Supreme Court last night split 4-4 in a death case, a ruling that keeps in place the Eleventh Circuit's execution stay. SEC Chair Mary Jo White criticizes pending legislation that she says would hamper law enforcement. This is a roundup from ALM and other publications.
Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : May 12, 2016
K&L Gates renames a conference room after a retiring partner, plus coverage of law firms on Jeopardy!, the legacy of Michael Ratner, and the immigration ballad of John and Yoko.
Monika Gonzalez Mesa : Daily Business Review : May 12, 2016
Ecuador is entitled to $4.3 million from a company that owns a 77-acre Orlando property linked to a 20-year-old bank fraud case.