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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 represents a combination, effective January 1, 2007, of the Pittsburgh-based Kirkpatrick & Lockhart and Seattle-based Preston Gates & Ellis. Prior to the merger, Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham was a national firm itself formed from the merger between Kirkpatrick & Lockhart and British firm Nicholson Graham & Jones, effective January 1, 2005. Furthermore, in January, 2008, the firm also acquired Dallas, Texas-based Hughes & Luce. As of July 1, 2008, K&L Gates merged with former Charlotte, North Carolina-based firm Kennedy Covington Lobdell & Hickman. Effective March 1, 2009, K&L Gates merged with Bell, Boyd & Lloyd. The firm now has attorneys practicing out of thirty-six offices. According to the National Law Journal's 2011 NLJ 250 rankings of firms based on size, the firm had 1,763 attorneys, making it the eighth largest law firm in the United States. In terms of revenue, the firm was ranked 16th on The American Lawyer's 2011 Am Law 100 rankings of U.S. law firms, with gross revenue of $1,055,500,000 in 2010. K&L Gates has ranked in the top 75 of the annual Am Law 100 rankings since 1986. In the 2011 Global 100 survey, the firm ranked as the 20th highest grossing law firm in the world. Pre-merger, Bell, Boyd & Lloyd ranked 173rd on The American Lawyer's 2009 Am Law 100 rankings with gross revenues of $129,000,000 in 2008. K&L Gates is a business and corporate law firm specializing in financial litigation. The firm is organized into six core areas of practice: corporate and transactional, financial services, intellectual property, litigation and dispute resolution, real estate, and policy and regulatory.

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

Inching Back

Leigh Jones : Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

Law firm head count grew at the largest firms last year, but only with the help of international mergers.

Apple, HP May Get 'Half a Loaf' in Patent Fees

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 31, 2014

Judge Claudia Wilken, taking her turn parsing the "exceptional case" standard, sounded ready to stick plaintiffs with at least part of the bill.

Texas Lawyer Announces Its Winning Women of 2014

Heather D. Nevitt : Texas Lawyer : January 29, 2014

We read each of the nearly 150 nominations we received and then conducted our own research to arrive at this list of 20 Winning Women and a lifetime achiever.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 28, 2014

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

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 28, 2014

New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.

The Churn: Arnold & Porter Adds to Ranks, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 26, 2014

Arnold & Porter takes on a couple of attorneys from Alston & Bird; the embattled Bingham McCutchen brings on a partner and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Round 2 in the SEC's Case Against State Street Execs

Jenna Greene : Legal Times : January 25, 2014

In the wake of the financial crisis, government regulators have been widely criticized for failing to hold more individuals accountable, but a pending case by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission against two former executives at State Street Bank and Trust Co. shows how difficult in practice it can be to make charges stick.

Cell Companies Mount $2.8 Million Fee Fight Against NPE

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 25, 2014

Six phone companies say Tyler, Texas-based Eon dragged out a San Francisco patent suit for nearly a year after a claim construction ruling that gutted its case.

Mark Salah Morgan

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 24, 2014

Day Pitney, Parsippany

Loly G. Tor

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 24, 2014

K&L Gates, Newark

Morning Wrap

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : January 24, 2014

A federal investigation on mortgage scams ensnares law firms, profiles of Dan Markel and a Louisiana health-care-fraud whistleblower, and the prolonged execution of an inmate in Arizona: This is a round-up of legal news from ALM affiliated publications and news outlets around the country. For more legal news, visit law.com.

Asia Deal Digest: July 24, 2014

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 24, 2014

*J. Sagar Associates, Allen & Overy lead Indian state-run ONGC Videsh's $2.2 billion bond sale*Duane Morris & Selvam advises Korean film company Spackman Entertainment Group on Singapore IPO*Norton Rose Fulbright acts for Toyota's trading arm on auto parts distribution deal in Thailand and Malaysia

Late Filing Under a Claims-Made vs. An Occurrence-Based Policy

Frederic J. Giordano, Robert F. Pawlowski and Erica S. Mekles : New Jersey Law Journal : January 24, 2014

N.J. Appellate Division issues surprising opinion that creates an inconsistency.

Review To Honor Top 40 Lawyers Under 40

Vala Lopez : Daily Business Review : January 24, 2014

The Daily Business Review will recognize 40 South Florida lawyers under age 40 as Rising Stars for their achievements.

New Leaders of the Bar 2014

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 24, 2014

The lawyers profiled in these pages are those that represent a new wave of leadership in the New Jersey legal profession.

The Churn: A Dechert Partner Decamps, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 22, 2014

A high-powered litigator leaves Dechert, more departures from Bingham McCutchen and a rare outside hire by Wachtell Lipton in our latest look at lateral moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

On the Move: Esquire Deposition Captures Stadler As Its New GC

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 22, 2014

Avi Stadler has traded a position as a big-firm litigator to become the general counsel for Esquire Deposition Solutions, a national court-reporting company based in Atlanta.

Kilpatrick Adds Pair of Litigators in Valley Office

Maria Zilberman : The Recorder : January 21, 2014

Jon Michaelson and Linda Usoz previously launched the Palo Alto office of K&L Gates.

K&L Gates Leads Indonesia's First Euro Note Issue

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 18, 2014

The Southeast Asian country sold the seven-year bonds on the Singapore and Frankfurt stock exchanges.

The Churn: As DLA Turns, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 18, 2014

A flurry of moves at DLA Piper; a longtime Quinn Emanuel partner departs; and Bingham loses two more amid merger talks in our latest look at notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Legal Protections for Unaccompanied Minors Under Pressure

Michelle T. Kobler : The Legal Intelligencer : January 16, 2014

The unprecedented arrival of unaccompanied minors without proper immigration status from Central American countries has been much in the news recently.

The Churn: Baker and Quinn Expand, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 15, 2014

Baker & McKenzie heads to Brisbane, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan takes its litigation prowess to Houston and a trio of partners leave Kirkland & Ellis in our latest look at notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Growing Border Crush Adds to Existing Strain in New York

Todd Ruger and Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : January 14, 2014

At a time when the nation's busiest immigration courts have been dealing with unprecedented backlogs that have delayed cases for years, the anticipated relief for those courts in the form of new judgeships is being shaped by the demands of the flood of over 57,000 unaccompanied children who have crossed the Southern border of the United States since October.

Emergency Aid Won't Solve Immigration Courts' Problems

Todd Ruger : The National Law Journal : January 14, 2014

President Barack Obama wants to hire more immigration judges and lawyers to confront the growing humanitarian crisis on the Southwest border, but his plan would still fall short of meeting the need of the nation's overburdened immigration courts.

The Churn: Dickstein Group Defects, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 13, 2014

Greenberg Traurig has raided Dickstein Shapiro for 13 lawyers and lobbyists in Washington, D.C., Paul Hastings plucks Kaye Scholer's white-collar and internal investigations chair and Troutman Sanders snags Hughes Hubbard's private equity chair in the latest round of lateral moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

The American Lawyer Chooses 2014 Global Legal Award Winners

Michael D. Goldhaber : The Am Law Daily : January 10, 2014

The American Lawyer unveils the 36 winners of its second annual Global Legal Awards. Four grand prizewinners—in Global M&A, Global Finance, Global Disputes and Global Citizenship—will be announced at the awards dinner on Sept. 15 at Gotham Hall in New York City.

The 2014 New Leaders of the Bar

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 08, 2014

The 49 lawyers included on this list are those that we decided—after a rigorous evaluation process—are emblematic of a new wave of leadership in the New Jersey legal profession.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 07, 2014

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Minnesota Passes a Smartphone Kill-Switch Law

Sherry Karabin : Law Technology News : January 03, 2014

Can a kill switch and other security features reduce thefts and eliminate cellphone hacking?

The Churn: Fitzpatrick Cella Leader Leaves, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 01, 2014

Mayer Brown has hired Colleen Tracy, former managing partner of New York-based Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto, where she took the IP firm's leadership reins in 2009. The Am Law Daily looks at Tracy's move and other new arrivals throughout The Am Law 200.

PLW - People in the News - July 1, 2014

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 01, 2014

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel attorney Stephanie H. Winegrad was admitted as a fellow to the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

The 2014 New Jersey Top 40 (21-40)

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 27, 2014

The second half of the NJLJ Top 40 law firms.

J&J Shareholders' Suit Contesting Compensation to CEO Is Dismissed

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 26, 2014

Johnson & Johnson shareholders have fallen short in a derivative action challenging the "lavish" compensation doled out to the company CEO amid government recalls and investigations.

K&L Gates Recruits Energy Partner in Singapore

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 24, 2014

John King, who specializes in liquefied natural gas projects, was formerly a Perth-based partner at Clayton Utz.

The Churn: Bingham, Squire Make New Hires, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 24, 2014

Two Am Law 100 firms that have dealt with a high degree of lateral volatility in recent months—Bingham McCutchen and the newly formed Squire Patton Boggs—made hires this week, but also saw some partners leave. The Am Law Daily looks at those moves and others from around The Am Law 200.

Lobbyists Closely Following House GOP Leadership Shakeup

Andrew Ramonas : The National Law Journal : January 23, 2014

Washington lawyers and lobbyists at K&L Gates, Squire Patton Boggs and other firms with ties to Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., are optimistic they will have his ear as he settles into his new role as House majority leader.

The Churn: Defections Mount at Edwards Wildman, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 20, 2014

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe has hired Shawn Atkinson, the former cochair of the venture capital and cross-border M&A practice at Edwards Wildman Palmer in London, where the latter firm is trying to stave off a partner exodus. Plus: Bingham McCutchen bulks up in Asia, a partner trio decamps for top in-house roles and other lateral moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Microsoft Settles Cyber Case Against Chinese Electronics Company

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : January 20, 2014

Microsoft Corp. recently reached a settlement with a Chinese electronics company accused of using stolen product activation keys to gain unauthorized access to Microsoft servers and software.

The Careerist: Top 45 Firms for Women

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : January 18, 2014

Did your firm make this year's list?

The NLJ 350 Pop Quiz

: The National Law Journal : January 17, 2014

Take a minute and test your knowledge of law firms on this year's NLJ 350.

NLJ 350: Headcounts Spike in London, Paris and Sydney

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : January 16, 2014

Lawyer headcount grew by double digits in five of the top foreign markets, according to this year's NLJ 350, The National Law Journal's annual survey of the nation's largest law firms.

Net Losses Outweigh Gains at Firms

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 16, 2014

The number of attorneys employed full time by the largest private law offices in New York continues to decline, a trend that began with the 2008 financial crisis, according to data gathered for the New York Law Journal's annual survey. Hiring is up, however, among regional and out-of-state firms.

The Churn: Holland & Knight Heads to Alaska, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 13, 2014

Holland & Knight, a firm with Florida roots, is heading to Anchorage after recruiting a team of lawyers from Patton Boggs, plus more moves from across The Am Law 200.

Asia Deal Digest: June 12, 2014

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 12, 2014

* Private equity giant CVC turns to Simpson Thacher on formation of new $3.5 billion Asia fund* Simpson and Skadden on Alibaba browser buyout deal* Baker & McKenzie advises Australia's Origin Energy on $800 million gas exploration permit buy

Shook Hardy Set to Sublease Hometown Space

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

Shook, Hardy & Bacon is downsizing in a Kansas City, Mo., office tower built to house the firm a decade ago. And in seeking to sublease three floors of space in the building where it serves as anchor tenant, Shook Hardy is just the latest Am Law 200 firm to reduce its real estate needs amid an evolving market for legal services.

Cantor's Defeat Ripples Through Lobbying Industry

Todd Ruger and Andrew Ramonas : Legal Times : January 11, 2014

The surprising primary defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor on Tuesday will reverberate through Washington's lobbying industry, touching business advocates and lobbying shops with close ties to his office.

Fee Tracker: Latham's Lucrative Soccer Links

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 11, 2014

In its latest tally of money flowing to Am Law 200 firms, The Am Law Daily looks at Latham & Watkins' work for the U.S. Soccer Federation ahead of this year's World Cup tournament; Gibson Dunn's mounting Bridgegate tab; and the bills accrued by Davis Polk and Skadden on a big financial services IPO.

NLJ 350: 2007 All Over Again? That Would Be 'No.'

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : January 09, 2014

The nation’s largest law firms in 2013 enjoyed their biggest headcount expansion—nearly 4 percent—since the recession, but the picture was much different from the last time firms saw major gains.

And In 'Other' News — Gains Were Strong

Andrew Ramonas : The National Law Journal : January 09, 2014

The nonpartner, nonassociate category was popular for firms, clients and the practitioners themselves.

International Law Firm Mergers Bring Rebound

Leigh Jones : The National Law Journal : January 09, 2014

The biggest upswing since the recession comes from marriages of U.S. and foreign operations.

It's a Good Time to Be an Associate — Abroad

Karen Sloan : The National Law Journal : January 09, 2014

Junior attorney ranks rose respectably, but most of the gains were overseas and in Canada.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 09, 2014

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

Cascades Challenges Constitutionality of Inter Partes Review

Ross Todd : The Litigation Daily : January 06, 2014

Cascades Challenges Constitutionality of Inter Partes Review

Ross Todd : The Litigation Daily : January 06, 2014

Patent licensing firm Cascades Ventures Inc. claims that the inter partes review provisions of the America Invents Act violates the Seventh Amendment. K&L Gates is advising Square Inc., which initiated the review.

Texas' Top Deals of 2013

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 06, 2014

The following deals, involving at least one Texas-based company, were announced in 2013.

The Churn: Edwards Wildman, Polsinelli Bulk Up, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 06, 2014

Edwards Wildman Palmer and Polsinelli poach toxic tort team on opposite coasts, the newly combined Squire Patton Boggs makes its first lateral hire, Foley & Lardner gets a new COO and more lateral moves from across The Am Law 200.

The Churn: Akin Gump, Buchanan Ingersoll Expand, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 03, 2014

Akin Gump adds more Patton Boggs refugees, Buchanan Ingersoll becomes the latest firm to head for the Rockies and more lateral hires from across the Am Law 200.

Texas' Top Deals of 2013

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 03, 2014

The following deals, involving at least one Texas-based company, were announced in 2013.

The Churn: Squire Patton Boggs Fallout, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 30, 2014

Judges' Law Firm Ties, By the Numbers

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : January 30, 2014

In 2012, four federal appeals judges enjoyed free legal services from law firms—including Judge Jay Bybee of the Ninth Circuit, for the sixth year in a row, according to a National Law Journal review of 257 financial disclosures judges filed last year. Another 14 judges had financial agreements with firms they worked for before taking the bench.

Much Shelist

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : January 26, 2014

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 26, 2014

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Hogan Lovells Recognized For Pro Bono Work

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 23, 2014

Hogan Lovells takes top honors for donating 4,000 hours of pro bono work to the Miami-Dade public defender's office in the past year.

The Churn: Squire Patton Boggs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 23, 2014

A look at some partners who won't be joining a combined Squire Patton Boggs, Edwards Wildman Palmer's new public policy group, Polsinelli hires four and more lateral moves across The Am Law 200.

The Churn: Kirkland Adds Two, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 20, 2014

Kirkland & Ellis poaches from Weil and Baker Botts, a White House rejoins Latham and more new hires across The Am Law 200.

Troutman Opens Charlotte Office

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 16, 2014

Troutman Sanders has opened an office in Charlotte with five partners from K&L Gates—four in commercial real estate and one in corporate law. Walter Fisher Jr. will be the office's managing partner. The other partners joining Troutman are G. Lee Cory Jr., David Jones, Patrick Ridinger and Paul Steffens, who is the corporate lawyer.

Summer Standouts

Jeanne Graham : Texas Lawyer : January 16, 2014

How does the summer of 2014 compare with last summer? Who beefed up their summer associate classes and why? What do summer associates need to know to succeed?

K&L Gates partner did 17-bank deal worth $1.3 billion in weeks

Review staff : Daily Business Review : January 16, 2014

The Churn: Patton, Squire Make Hires, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 16, 2014

Squire Sanders and Patton Boggs add lawyers as their merger talks move toward a resolution, Troutman opens in Charlotte and bankruptcy boutiques get busy.

Indians Hollywood Film Depicted as Rabble Lose Suit Against Producers

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : January 15, 2014

A federal judge in New Jersey dismisses a defamation suit by members of the Ramapough Mountain Indians who claimed their tribe was falsely portrayed in a recent film as lawless, violent, impoverished and drug-addicted inbreeds.

Which German Cities Are Best—or Worst—for Law Firms?

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : January 15, 2014

The answer depends on your firm's strategy, strongest practice areas and client base.

Fox Rothschild Joins Bevy Of Firms At Southeast Financial

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 14, 2014

Fox Rothschild is the latest law firm to lease space at the Southeast Financial Center, becoming the 26th to call the 55-story office tower home.

The Churn: Squire Sanders Exits, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 09, 2014

Amid their firm's ongoing merger talks with Patton Boggs, several Squire Sanders practice leaders find new professional homes.

New Reason to Guard Against Data Breaches: FTC

Sherry Karabin : Law Technology News : January 06, 2014

Federal court says the Federal Trade Commission can bring enforcement actions against companies for breaches.

Bryan Cave Opens Miami Office With Two Prominent Litigators

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 06, 2014

St. Louis-based Bryan Cave has established a beachhead in Miami, signing a lease for 10,015 square feet at the Southeast Financial Center.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 05, 2014

Lateral moves in this week's column.

Owner Can't Recover 9/11 Cleanup Costs, Circuit Finds

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : January 05, 2014

The owner of a building contaminated with toxic "WTC Dust" cannot recover money spent on the cleanup because the attacks were an act of war.

NYU Law Trustee Resigning After Student Subpoena Rift

Tania Karas : New York Law Journal : January 02, 2014

Daniel Straus, the New York University School of Law trustee whose company, CareOne Management, came under fire for subpoenaing emails of two students who criticized CareOne's labor practices, will step down from the school's board as of May 22.

Judicial Profile: Beatrice Butchko Credits Her Career to a Criminal Procedure Class

Carlos Harrison : Daily Business Review : January 02, 2014

Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Beatrice Butchko discovered her passion in a criminal procedure class as a second-year law school student.

Pennsylvania Firms Fail to Make Big Gains in Am Law 100

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 29, 2014

The Pennsylvania-based Am Law 100 firms are playing in the same sandbox as last year, with those in the top 50 growing on average at a faster pace than those in the bottom 50. But none of the firms in Pennsylvania made it to Legal affiliate The American Lawyer's list of the 20 "super rich" firms.

NYU Law Students Move to Quash Trustee Subpoena

Tania Karas : New York Law Journal : January 28, 2014

Two NYU law students who circulated a petition asking dean Trevor Morrison for a meeting to discuss alleged violations of federal labor laws by companies owned by one of the school's trustees have filed a motion to quash that trustee's subpoena of their personal emails.

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 28, 2014

New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.

Am Law 100 Analysis: The Super Rich Get Richer

Aric Press : The American Lawyer : January 28, 2014

It was a middling year for most big firms, but the top 20 pulled away from the pack.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 25, 2014

Six firms announce new hires, while two others announce promotions.

The Churn: FTC Lawyer Joins Weil, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 25, 2014

Weil adds Jeffrey Perry, assistant director of the FTC's competition bureau, in Washington, D.C.

K&L Gates Adds Taipei Partner

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 22, 2014

Jim Wu headed the Taipei office for the former Preston Gates & Ellis between 2002 and 2004.

The Churn: Gibson Lands Ropes SF Head, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 22, 2014

Among those switching firms in our latest roundup: a new cochair for Gibson Dunn's life sciences practice.

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 21, 2014

New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.

Medical Journal Resists Subpoenas In Litigation Over J&J Pelvic Mesh

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 21, 2014

The is contesting a judge's order requiring it to turn over information to plaintiffs lawyers in mass litigation over a pelvic mesh product made by Ethicon, a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary.

Pa. Firms Can't Take 'Field of Dreams' Approach to Growth

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 15, 2014

Pennsylvania law firms have largely focused their growth initiatives outside of the state with an eye toward capturing market share by opening offices in new cities. But recruiters from some of the most sought-after locales for Pennsylvania firms said the firms are going to have to tailor their approach if they want to be successful.

The Churn: Bingham Hedge Fund Duo Defects, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 15, 2014

Two prominent hedge fund partners and a privacy practice cochair have left Bingham McCutchen.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 14, 2014

Scott Morehouse joins Sheppard Mullin's real estate, land use and environmental practice as partner in the Costa Mesa, Calif., office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

The Churn: Ten McKenna Partners Join Sheppard Mullin, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 08, 2014

Sheppard Mullin adds 10 McKenna Long partners in Southern California; three patent litigators land at O'Melveny; and Weil hires a Goldman Sachs restructuring specialist.

Fee Tracker: Big Legal Bills for Gibson Dunn

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 08, 2014

The Am Law Daily's periodic tabulation of notable fees earned—or owed—to Am Law 200 firms on a variety of engagements starts off with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, which is reaping the benefits from its work in New Jersey's Bridgegate scandal. The firm is also representing the Garden State in a sports gambling case and counseling the American Foundation for Equal Rights in a high-profile gay marriage fight in California. And that's not even including what the firm is seeking for advising energy giant Chevron.

Duane Morris Revenue, PPP Relatively Flat

Zack Needles : The Legal Intelligencer : January 07, 2014

Duane Morris saw a 0.2 percent uptick in its revenue in 2013, while its net income dipped by 5 percent.

Drinker Biddle CMO Departure Latest Marketing Move

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 07, 2014

The once-ephemeral tenure of chief marketing officers among Am Law 200 firms has, for many, morphed into a much longer-term position as the legal marketing industry has matured. But nothing lasts forever.

Brookstone Bankruptcy Yields Roles for Half-Dozen Firms

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 03, 2014

K&L Gates is serving as lead debtors' counsel to the specialty gadget retailer, which filed for Chapter 11 protection in Delaware on Thursday as part of a plan to sell itself to Spencer Spirit Holdings. The proposed $146.3 million deal has pulled in Am Law 200 firms Stroock, Greenberg Traurig, and Choate, Hall & Stewart, as well as two regional shops.

The Churn: Weil, Patton Boggs See More Defections, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 01, 2014

Weil, Gotshal & Manges loses a securities litigation partner to Jenner & Block; Patton Boggs goes through another spate of departures; and Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr hires a former FBI director and his ex-chief of staff.

K&L Gates Adds Beijing Partner

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 31, 2014

Frank Voon was previously a counsel with Allen & Overy.

Saul Ewing Revenue Up 5.3 Percent, RPL Down 0.9 Percent

Zack Needles : The Legal Intelligencer : January 31, 2014

Saul Ewing saw its gross revenue grow by 5.3 percent but its revenue per lawyer (RPL) dip by 0.9 percent in 2013, a year in which the firm increased its overall headcount by 14 lawyers.

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 31, 2014

New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 31, 2014

Randy Aoyama joins Hinshaw & Culbertson as partner in the Phoenix office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

Avaya Stung With $20M Verdict for Attempt To Corner Service Market

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 28, 2014

A federal jury in Camden, N.J., finds telephone manufacturer Avaya Inc. attempted to set up a monopoly and tagged it with a $20 million verdict—an amount that will be trebled to $60 million as per antitrust statutes.

Preservation Costs: How Much Are Companies Spending?

Sherry Karabin : Law Technology News : January 27, 2014

New study takes a systematic look at preservation expenses across a wide sample of businesses

Thurgood Marshall College Fund Honors Five

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 27, 2014

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund honors five local lawyers, Kristen Polovoy, of counsel with Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads, is a Burlington County Freeholders' "Outstanding Woman of the Year," and Evan Mandery speaks at the Rutgers' Annual Evangelides Lecture.

Firm Financials

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 19, 2014

The Legal explores the number revealing how Philly firms have fared this year in this collection of articles.

K&L Gates Adds Tokyo Partner

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 18, 2014

Philip Hyde was formerly head of the finance practice in Hogan Lovells' Tokyo office.

Big Firms Wait on Sidelines as West Slaps Russia With Sanctions

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 18, 2014

The Obama administration and European Union announced sanctions Monday against several key individuals with ties to the Kremlin, just one day before President Vladimir Putin said he would accept Crimea's bid to join the Russian Federation. Caught in the middle are several top international and Am Law 100 firms, whose Moscow offices could be adversely affected. should the schism between East and West become more pronounced. Amid the uncertainty, two big Russian M&A deals yielded roles this week for four Magic Circle firms.

The Churn: Foley Snags Weil's Boston Leader, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 18, 2014

Weil Gotshal's latest lateral defector is the managing partner of the firm's Boston office; Pillsbury lands two transportation finance partners from DLA Piper in London; and a former senior federal prosecutor heads to Sidley.

Outside Counsel Management: Brunswick Corp.

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : January 17, 2014

Brunswick Corp. general counsel Kristin Coleman has a customized playbook for each type of legal matter the $3.9 billion company hands off to outside counsel.

D.C. Moves

: The National Law Journal : January 17, 2014

Legal industry job changes in our nation's capital.

The Churn: Holland & Knight Scatters Five Partner Hires, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 14, 2014

Holland & Knight adds two partners in Tampa and individual partners in Miami, New York and San Francisco; Burr & Forman welcomes four health care attorneys in Birmingham; and two energy and natural resources partners move to Husch Blackwell's Denver office.

The Churn: Akin, Simpson Add Houston Partners, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 11, 2014

Akin picks up Baker & McKenzie's former North America oil and gas chair and Simpson hires an M&A partner from Baker Botts, both in Houston; Reed Smith welcomes two regulatory partners, in Chicago and Washington, D.C.; and K&L Gates lands new partners in Milan and Washington, D.C.

The Asian Lawyer All-Star Awards

Anthony Lin : The Asian Lawyer : January 10, 2014

On March 5, at a gala dinner held at the Conrad Hotel in Hong Kong, The Asian Lawyer presented its inaugural All-Star Awards. We sought to do something different, recognizing excellence in advising key industries rather than simply honoring the biggest, highest-profile deals of the year (though we took those into account too). We also said we would be publishing the reasons for the decisions that we made. And so here we do exactly that, category by category.

New Partners Yearbook 2014

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 06, 2014

The 's 15th annual profile of new partners at New Jersey firms.

The Churn: Dentons Continues Heenan Blaikie Hiring, Plus More Lateral Moves

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 04, 2014

Dentons hires a total of 46 attorneys from failed Canada firm Heenan Blaikie; Akerman adds three new litigators in its month-old Chicago office; and a former White House adviser joins Akin Gump.

Plaintiffs Bar Hits Back at Chamber Class Action Study

Andrew Ramonas : Corporate Counsel : January 04, 2014

Attorneys representing plaintiffs question the objectivity of the study's authors and sponsor.

K&L Gates Hires Sydney Partner

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 03, 2014

Former Henry Davis York partner Elizabeth Gray has joined the firm's investment management practice.

In-House Counsel Profile: Potbelly Corp.'s Matthew Revord

Lisa Holton : The National Law Journal : January 03, 2014

Matthew Revord joined Potbelly in 2007 and remained its sole attorney until senior counsel Bahi Okupa joined to assist with the company's initial public offering.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Cadwalader Revenues Tick Up While PPP Drops

Julie Triedman and Christine Simmons : The Am Law Daily : January 03, 2014

Attributing the dip to delayed payments and to market volatility, Cadwalader posted a slight decline in profitability last year. But revenues were up for a third straight year.

Newsmakers: Week of March 3

: Texas Lawyer : January 03, 2014

Claire Parsons, formerly of counsel at Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker in Houston, has been named a partner in the firm. Plus more new positions, appointments, awards and honors.

New Partners 2013-2014

: Daily Business Review : January 03, 2014

The listing is based on submissions from area law firms that responded to a DBR survey.

Objection to K&L Gates, Le-Nature's Accord Withdrawn

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 27, 2014

Less than 24 hours after the trustee for Le-Nature's said an accounting firm's objection to his $23.75 million settlement with K&L Gates was unfounded, the objection has been withdrawn.

Shea v. American Honda Motor Co.: $6.9M to Roofer

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 27, 2014

A Burlington County jury's $6.9 million award to a worker electrocuted on a warehouse roof was the largest workplace injury recovery of 2013.

Co-Defendant Opposes K&L Gates, Le-Nature's Accord

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 25, 2014

Pascarella & Wiker, the accounting firm that was sued along with K&L Gates by the trustee of bankrupt Le-Nature's, has opposed a $23.75 million settlement between the law firm and the trustee.

D.C. Moves

: The National Law Journal : January 24, 2014

K&L Gates Revenue Up 9.3 Percent, RPL Down 5 Percent

Zack Needles : The Legal Intelligencer : January 24, 2014

After remaining flat between 2011 and 2012, Pittsburgh-based K&L Gates saw its revenue grow by about 9.3 percent in 2013, a year that saw the firm's financials impacted significantly by its Jan. 1, 2013, merger with Australia-based Middletons.

Pa. Firms: Accounting Changes Could Cost Legal Industry Billions

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 19, 2014

While law firms are increasingly modeling their business practices after their clients', one they have not been interested in mimicking is the accrual method of accounting.

Pa. Firms: Accounting Changes Could Cost Legal Industry Billions

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 18, 2014

While law firms are increasingly modeling their business practices after their clients', one they have not been interested in mimicking is the accrual method of accounting. But it may be coming.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Goodwin Procter Enjoys Record Year

Ross Todd : The Am Law Daily : January 18, 2014

Gross revenues for Goodwin Procter were up 5 percent in 2013, according to The American Lawyer's reporting. Revenue per lawyer was up 6.5 percent while profits per equity partner grew 7 percent, topping the firm's past financial performance. Average compensation for all partners rose by nearly 8 percent, also a new high at Goodwin.

Newsmakers: Week of Feb. 17

: Texas Lawyer : January 17, 2014

Robert C. Wendland has been hired as general counsel of the Dallas County Community College District. Plus more new positions, appointments, awards and honors.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 17, 2014

Gary McConnell joins Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott's products liability practice as partner in the Pittsburgh office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

The Churn: Milbank, Shearman Land Securities Litigators, Plus More Lateral Moves

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 14, 2014

A string of New York securities litigators are on the move; Bingham loses two Los Angeles–based lawyers to Winston and a partner in San Francisco to Manatt; and a former U.S. ambassador rejoins Jones Day.

Asia Deal Digest: February 13, 2014

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 13, 2014

* Singapore's Puma Energy turns to Cleary for a $750 million notes issue in Luxembourg* Skadden advises Chinese SOE on Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise acquisition* Maddocks and Stikeman Elliott on the $479 million acquisition of an Aussie dairy products company

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 10, 2014

Patricia Hennessy joins Conrad O'Brien as co-chairwoman of the education law group in the West Chester, Pa., office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

The Churn: L&E Defections at Paul Hastings, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 07, 2014

Three New York–based Paul Hastings labor and employment partners jump to Proskauer Rose, and a fourth joins Ogletree in Atlanta; Foley & Lardner adds two partners and an of counsel in Miami; and a Kirkland partner becomes chair of Winston & Strawn's West Coast private equity practice.

DLA's New Coleader Discusses Firm's Leadership Change

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 04, 2014

A little more than two years after DLA Piper hired former Linklaters managing partner Tony Angel, the esteemed law firm leader is poised to step down as global cochair of the world's largest firm by gross revenue and head count. During Angel's time at the top of DLA, the legal services giant restructured its U.K. operations and absorbed an Australian alliance partner. Roger Meltzer, the cohead of DLA's Americas arm who will take the leadership helm with Nigel Knowles in 2015, spoke with The Am Law Daily about the succession plan and DLA's future initiatives.

The Churn: Yankees President Heads to Jackson Lewis, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 04, 2014

Randy Levine, team president of the New York Yankees, has left Akin to join the New York office of Jackson Lewis as of counsel. Meanwhile, Covington adds two financial M&A partners in Washington, D.C., and Gibson Dunn lands new partners in Los Angeles and New York.

Corrections

: The National Law Journal : January 03, 2014

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 03, 2014

Andrea Barach joins Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz's business department as partner in the Nashville office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

Am Law 200 Firms Stake Claims in Houston

Ross Todd : The American Lawyer : January 03, 2014

Drawn by the oil and gas boom, plenty of other firms have followed Latham's lead into Houston.