541 Metro Rankings
K&L Gates is a fully integrated global law firm with lawyers located across five continents. Our broad global platform allows us to guide clients through the legal challenges inherent in the ever-changing international landscape. The deep latticework of relationships across our offices and practices enables our clients to respond to diverse legal issues and risks through the services of one law firm with a single communication.
K&L Gates represents leading global corporations in every major industry, capital markets participants and ambitious middle-market and emerging growth companies. Our lawyers also serve public sector entities, educational institutions, philanthropic organizations, and individuals. We are leaders in legal issues related to industries critical to the economies of both the developed and developing worlds - technology, manufacturing, financial services, health care, and energy, among many others.
In addition to numerous specific recognitions of the firm's partners, practices, offices, and markets, our recent firmwide recognitions include:
For a seventh consecutive year, K&L Gates was recognized among the top 20 strongest U.S. law firm brands in legal market research company Acritas' U.S. Law Firm Brand Index 2018. Globally, K&L Gates was again recognized as one of the top 20 best-known law firm brands in the world in Acritas' Global Elite Law Firm Brand Index 2018.
K&L Gates was recognized by general counsel as one of the top law firms for superior client service for a fifth consecutive year in the "2017 BTI Client Service 30."
In 2015, Chambers honored K&L Gates as an Outstanding Firm for Furthering Women's Advancement (Recruitment, Retention and Advancement).
K&L Gates was named in 2016 as one of the top 25 corporate law firms in the United States, according to a survey of U.S. general counsel by Corporate Board Member magazine and FTI Consulting. The ranking recognizes national law firms that general counsel would retain for a variety of corporate governance and legal matters.
K&L Gates was recognized as one of the world's 20 leading law firm brands for a fourth consecutive year in the BTI Brand Elite 2017: Client Perceptions of the Best-Branded Law Firms. The "Brand Elite" includes 28 law firms with the biggest imprint on corporate counsel.
In 2015, the Financial Times noted K&L Gates as a Highly Commended firm in the Compliance & Technology category of its North America Innovative Lawyers report, specifically recognizing the groundbreaking client-focused digital content site K&L Gates HUB. The firm was also commended for its Cyber Civil Rights Legal Project.
K&L Gates was shortlisted by The American Lawyer magazine and UK-based general counsel as 2015 U.S. Law Firm of the Year in the publication's inaugural Transatlantic Legal Awards, presented in London.
K&L Gates was again among the top three firms - out of more than 14,000 ranked - for most national first-tier rankings in the 2019 U.S. News-Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" survey. For a ninth consecutive year, the firm was also among the top 10 for most regional first-tier rankings and combined regional and national first-tier rankings, with K&L Gates' full rankings including 42 national first-tier rankings and 129 first-tier marks across 16 state and metropolitan areas in 59 different practice groups. To read our full list of 2019 rankings, click here.
For the seventh year in a row, K&L Gates was ranked by Law360 in the publication's 2017 Global 20 survey as one of the 20 leading global law firms based on international presence and the capabilities to handle complex cross-border matters.
The October 2010 issue of The American Lawyer ranked K&L Gates first among the "Global 100" in the Recession Performance Index, which measured compound annual growth rate of revenue, revenue per lawyer, profits per partner, and lawyer headcount during the period of the Great Recession (2007 to 2009).
In 2016, Yale Law Women named K&L Gates as one of the Top 10 Family Friendly Firms. The ranking is based on consideration of law firm policies relating to part-time and flex-time options; parental leave and family accommodations; gender equity; billing requirements; and professional development opportunities.
Established more than six decades ago, our Pittsburgh office was K&L Gates' first office location and remains one of the largest in both Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania as a whole. Centrally located in the heart of the Steel City, our Pittsburgh-based lawyers are renowned for developing innovative corporate and litigation solutions for a wide range of leading enterprises based in our region and around the world - often in collaboration with a fully integrated global team. Our Pittsburgh office's corporate and business lawyers serve clients in virtually every industry segment. Our corporate team is positioned to help clients across their full spectrum of legal needs, including mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, private equity, finance, corporate governance and counseling, real estate, IP and technology, bankruptcy and restructurings, employee benefits and executive compensation, taxation, labor and employment, health care, tax exempt organizations, and trusts and estates. Our litigation lawyers are active in numerous courts and in ADR forums in various disciplines, including securities, construction, business torts, bankruptcy, banking, antitrust, white collar crime, product liability, toxic tort, environmental, professional liability, class actions, and employment litigation, among others. Pittsburgh also serves as the focal point for the firm's nationally recognized insurance coverage practice, primarily representing policyholder clients in the analysis, litigation, and settlement of disputed coverage claims as well as providing a variety of insurance counseling and advisory services. Our Pittsburgh lawyers are also recognized for their work in intellectual property, a vital area in a city brimming with technology and innovation. The work of our Pittsburgh lawyers in the realm of intellectual property litigation includes a landmark patent infringement case for client Carnegie Mellon University, the third largest verdict ever secured from a jury in a U.S. court. While our legal capabilities and thought leadership are highly regarded, our Pittsburgh office is defined by its role in the community. Throughout the years, the office has become well known for its substantively focused programs. From hosting events for local business and community leaders to actively supporting a number of local charities, sports teams, and professional organizations, we have a long-standing relationship with people and businesses from every corner of the City of Bridges. Our firm also places high value on its lawyers giving back to the community by providing pro bono services. Collectively, our Pittsburgh lawyers contributed more than 10,000 pro bono hours in 2017. Our pro bono work in Pittsburgh includes our Protection from Abuse team, a program we formed 25 years ago with Neighborhood Legal Services; re-sentencing cases for juvenile criminal defendants; immigration law cases; prisoner civil rights cases; and pro bono CLE training sessions. Rankings and Awards Pittsburgh trial lawyers have been recognized by the American College of Trial Lawyers, International Academy of Trial Lawyers, American Law Institute, Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA, The National Law Journal, and other prestigious trial groups and publications for their trial work and litigation accomplishments. In 2017, the Pittsburgh office received the Law Firm of the Year Pro Bono Award from the Allegheny County Bar Foundation. Collectively, our lawyers contributed more than 10,000 pro bono hours in 2017.
Total Offices: 50
Total Attorneys: 1806
|Locations||No. of Attorneys|
|Fort Worth, TX||12|
|Kansas City, MO||8|
|Los Angeles, CA||52|
|New York City, NY||140|
|Palo Alto, CA||8|
|San Francisco, CA||28|
|Practice Areas||No. of Attorneys|
|Corporate - Asset / Investment Management||7|
|Energy and Oil & Gas||64|
|Environmental and Land Use||51|
|Finance - Banking||53|
|Government and Government Relations||3|
|Labor & Employment||63|
|Litigation - International Arbitration||6|
|Tax - M&A and Transactions||5|
|Trusts and Estates||15|
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