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K&L Gates Again Recognized Among Top 20 Global Law Firm Brands

26 September 2016
Boston - K&L Gates LLP again has been ranked among the top 20 best-known global law firm brands in legal market research company Acritas’ 2016 Global Elite Brand Index. The ranking is determined through unprompted interviews with more than 1,000 in-house general counsel globally.

The ranking gauges general counsels’ perceptions of global firms and the market trends driving change in global brand equity, with respondents providing feedback in areas such as law firm favorability, top-of-mind recognition, and consideration for multi-jurisdictional deals and litigation.

“We are honored to be chosen by the international in-house legal community for this elite ranking, which we believe further affirms our deep commitment to providing unsurpassed service to our clients,” said Jeffrey J. Berardi, Chief Marketing Officer for K&L Gates. “Above all else, K&L Gates strives to create a universally satisfying experience for the companies and individuals we serve, and we feel that this ranking is a great testament to the hard work of the lawyers and professionals throughout our organization.”

Lisa Hart Shepherd, Chief Executive Officer for Acritas, stated: “The K&L Gates brand has strengthened significantly over the last seven years, rising over 30 ranks in our Index. The firm’s 2016 Index ranking is a testament to the commitment of K&L Gates to building a cost-effective, quality firm with a strong international presence.”

The Acritas recognition serves as the latest example of K&L Gates’ increasing position among the world’s top law firm brands. Earlier this year, K&L Gates ranked 11th in the 2016 BTI Brand Elite: Client Perceptions of the Best-Branded Law Firms, marking the firm’s third straight year of advancement in the report. In February, K&L Gates also was ranked for a second consecutive year among the 10 strongest U.S. law firm brands in Acritas’ U.S. Law Firm Brand Index 2016.

Additionally, K&L Gates has been named for six consecutive years to Law360’s “Global 20” survey, coming in at 13th this year, and was ranked for a second straight year by general counsel as one of the top 10 law firms for client service excellence, according to the “2016 BTI Client Service 30” report.

K&L Gates comprises approximately 2,000 lawyers globally who practice in fully integrated offices located on 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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