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Best Law Firms Again Recognizes K&L Gates as Corporate "Law Firm of the Year," One of More Than 180 First-Tier Practice Rankings for Firm

2 November 2023

Global law firm K&L Gates LLP once again has been recognized as “Law Firm of the Year” in the Corporate Law category of the 2024 edition of Best Lawyers’ Best Law Firms® report, released today. Only one firm can earn the “Law Firm of the Year” designation in each of the report’s legal practice areas.

The “Law Firm of the Year” distinction is one of more than 180 first-tier practice rankings and nearly 300 rankings overall for K&L Gates in the 2024 edition of the report. This includes 40 national first-tier rankings and more than 140 first-tier honors across 22 state and metropolitan regions in nearly 80 different practice areas, again positioning K&L Gates within the top 10 firms for most overall tier 1 recognitions of the more than 15,000 ranked, an honor the firm has held each year since the inception of Best Law Firms.

“We’re pleased that K&L Gates again has been recognized so broadly by Best Law Firms, and particularly as the ‘Law Firm of the Year’ in the area of Corporate Law,” said Jim Segerdahl, global managing partner of K&L Gates. “Our recognition two of the last three years as Corporate Law Firm of the Year and last year as Commercial Litigation firm of the year, reflects our teams’ enduring commitment to client satisfaction. We are extremely grateful to our clients for the positive feedback they continue to provide to help inform these rankings.”

The practices in which K&L Gates has been recognized with national first-tier rankings in the 2024 edition are:

  • Admiralty & Maritime Law
  • Antitrust Law
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Biotechnology Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Copyright Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Energy Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Financial Services Regulation Law
  • Health Care Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
  • Litigation - Construction
  • Litigation - Environmental
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Labor & Employment
  • Litigation - Patent
  • Litigation - Tax
  • Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants 
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Mutual Funds Law
  • Patent Law
  • Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law
  • Public Finance Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Securities/Capital Markets Law 
  • Securities Regulation
  • Securitization and Structured Finance Law 
  • Tax Law
  • Trademark Law
  • Trusts & Estates Law
  • Venture Capital Law

The Best Law Firms rankings are based on more than 12 million client and lawyer evaluations of more than 22,000 law firms, including firms in 75 national practice areas and 127 metropolitan-based practice areas. A complete list of K&L Gates’ 2024 rankings can be found here.

K&L Gates’ Corporate practice is one of the most substantial in the legal industry, with more than 500 lawyers in offices on five continents assisting clients in the structuring, financing, and completion of domestic, international, and cross-border transactions. The group serves as counsel to a broad array of Global 500, Fortune 100, FTSE 100 corporations, privately held and venture-backed companies, partnerships, private equity firms and other investment funds, management groups, and entrepreneurs.

K&L Gates is a fully integrated global law firm with lawyers located across five continents. The firm represents leading multinational corporations, growth and middle-market companies, capital markets participants and entrepreneurs in every major industry group as well as public sector entities, educational institutions, philanthropic organizations and individuals.

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