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In the fast-paced 24-hour global marketplace, K&L Gates is situated at the strategic intersection of globalization, regulation, and innovation. Our firm is recognized consistently for providing clients with the most sophisticated solutions to legal challenges around the world.

Below is a selection of our awards and recognitions.
 

Global Accolades

Global Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative of the Year
K&L Gates won the "Global Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative of the Year" recognition in honor of the firm's inaugural Global Day of Service, an initiative that in 2013 brought more than 1,500 firm personnel from across the world into their local communities to volunteer around the cause of “Hunger among the World’s Peoples.” The award, part of the overall “Citizenship” category, was given as part of The American Lawyer's 2014 Global Legal Awards.

Ranked Among “Global Powerhouse” Firms in Law360 Global 20
For the third year in a row, K&L Gates was ranked by Law360 in the publication's Global 20 survey as one of the "20 law firms that had the largest global presence and were involved in the biggest, most complex, and most diverse array of cross-border matters.”

Ranked Among Top Global Law Firm Brands
K&L Gates was recognized among the top 20 law firm brands in the world, according to the 2013 Global Elite Brand Index published by legal market research company Acritas. The index ranks global law firms most favored by counsel and most considered for multi-jurisdictional deals and litigation. The firm was also named in 2014 for a third consecutive year among the top 20 law firm brands in the United States according to Acritas’ U.S. Law Firm Brand Index.

Chairman and Global Managing Partner Recognized for Innovation
Peter Kalis, Chairman and Global Managing Partner of K&L Gates, was recognized in the August 2013 issue of The American Lawyer magazine as among 50 innovators who have dramatically shaped the global legal industry over the past five decades. Kalis was one of a dozen law firm leaders cited by the magazine as “master strategists” and the publication specifically noted Kalis’ leadership in making K&L Gates the first financially transparent U.S. law firm.

Fourth Consecutive Year Among Top Two Firms in First-Tier Rankings
The 2014 U.S. News-Best Lawyers® survey recognized K&L Gates with 203 total first-tier rankings, placing the firm among the top two law firms in first-tier rankings for the fourth year in a row. Full rankings included 36 national first-tier rankings and 167 metropolitan and state first-tier rankings. K&L Gates was also named Law Firm of the Year for Securities Regulation and Criminal Defense: White Collar. To read our full list of 2014 rankings, click here.

Recognized for Superior Client Service
The BTI Consulting Group (BTI) has recognized K&L Gates for exceptional client service in several rankings:

  • The firm was named to the BTI Brand Elite 2014: Client Perceptions of the Best-Branded Law Firms. K&L Gates was recognized among top law firm brands, ranking 15th out of nearly 450 firms included in the report. The “Brand Elite” includes 26 law firms with the biggest imprint on corporate counsel.
  • For the second consecutive year, K&L Gates was named to the BTI Consulting Group’s 2014 “BTI Client Service 30,” an elite ranking that recognizes leading law firms in driving superior client relationships according to general counsel. K&L Gates was selected for this ranking from a field of 650 law firms serving Global 500 and Fortune 1000 companies in more than 17 industries based on direct, unprompted feedback from clients.
  • In 2014, the firm was named among the top 10 firms for client service in BTI’s “Client Relationship Scorecard.” This "Power Elite" ranking recognizes leading law firms for superior client service according to 500 corporate counsel at prominent companies.

Highly Commended Firm in FT Innovative Lawyers U.S. 2013
The Financial Times noted K&L Gates as a Highly Commended firm in the Business of Law category of its FT Innovative Lawyers U.S. 2013 report for the firm’s “rare level of detail in its year-end financial report.” In addition to the publication citing it as “groundbreaking among its peers”, the disclosure also helped earn K&L Gates a ranking on the publication’s list of the year’s top 40 law firm innovators.