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K&L Gates Earns Practice and Lawyer Recognitions in 2019 Legal 500 United States Guide

6 June 2019

Pittsburgh - Global law firm K&L Gates LLP has been ranked as a leader in nearly 30 practice areas in the 2019 Legal 500 United States guide. This includes Tier 1 rankings in the M&A: middle-market ($500m-999m); Transport: shipping - litigation; and Transport: shipping - regulation categories. Published annually, the Legal 500 rankings recognize the practice area teams who are providing the most cutting edge and innovative advice to corporate counsel.

“We are honored to be acknowledged by Legal 500 in these latest rankings, which demonstrate the excellence of K&L Gates across a variety of practices.” said James Segerdahl, K&L Gates’ global managing partner. “As a firm, we appreciate the trust clients place in us to solve their legal challenges, as well as the feedback those clients provide Legal 500 regarding our firm and lawyers to help us to achieve these rankings.”

As a firm, K&L Gates was recognized in the following categories:

Alternative/hedge funds
Construction (including construction litigation)
Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense
Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense: advice to individuals
Delaware counsel
Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: design
Energy litigation: conventional power
Energy regulatory: conventional power
Energy regulation: oil and gas
Energy: renewable/alternative power
Energy transactions: conventional power
Environment: litigation
Environment: regulatory
General commercial disputes
Government contracts
Government relations
Insurance: advice to policyholders
Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense
M&A: middle-market ($500m-999m)
Mutual/registered/exchange-traded funds
Private equity funds (including venture capital)
Trademarks: non-contentious (including prosecution, portfolio management and licensing)
Transport: shipping - litigation
Transport: shipping - regulation

Along with the firm’s rankings, 14 K&L Gates lawyers were identified by Legal 500 as either a “Leading Lawyer,” “Next Generation Lawyer,” or “Rising Star” in their respective practice areas. These lawyers, and the categories in which they are recognized, were:

Leading Lawyers
Mark Goshko - Mutual/registered/exchange-traded funds
Julie Anne Halter - E-discovery
John E. Howell - Outsourcing
Emanuel Rouvelas - Government relations
Robert Zinn - M&A: middle-market ($500m-999m)

Next Generation Lawyers
Calvina Bostick - M&A: middle-market ($500m-999m)
Luke Reid - Transport: shipping - litigation
Michael Scanlon - Government relations and Transport: shipping - regulation
Nigel R. Stark - Outsourcing

Rising Stars
Leah Baucom - M&A: middle-market ($500m-999m)
Jacquelyn Celender - General commercial disputes
Amy Conant-Hoang - Government contracts
George Kontakis - Transport: shipping - litigation
Peter Nelson - Government relations

To view the full rankings and commentary for the firm and its recognized lawyers, please visit the 2019 Legal 500 United States guide.

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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