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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 third consecutive year, K&L Gates was recognized among the top 10 strongest U.S. law firm brands in legal market research company Acritas’ U.S. Law Firm Brand Index 2017. The firm has been ranked among Acritas’ top U.S. law firm brands since the index began in 2012, with the firm moving into the top 10 in 2015. Globally, K&L Gates was again recognized as one of the top 20 best-known law firm brands in the world in Acritas' 2017 Global Elite Law Firm Brand Index. 
  • 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 USA awarded 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 2017 BTI Brand Elite: 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. 
  • The firm was ranked for the eighth consecutive year among the top-tier law firms in the 2018 U.S. News-Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” survey. K&L Gates was listed among the top three firms to have earned the most national first-tier rankings out of the 13,000 firms ranked and among the top 10 for most regional first-tier rankings and combined regional and national first-tier rankings. Full rankings included 42 national first-tier rankings and 130 first-tier marks across 19 state and metropolitan areas in 66 different practice groups. 
  • 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.