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K&L Gates Receives More Than 225 Firm, Individual Recommendations in The Legal 500 United States 2024 Edition

12 June 2024

Global law firm K&L Gates LLP has been ranked in more than 30 practice areas in The Legal 500 United States 2024 edition, with the firm’s accolades including Tier 1 rankings in the M&A: middle-market ($500m-999m), Shipping - litigation and regulation, and Financial Services Regulation: Broker-Dealers categories. The edition also recommends more than 150 K&L Gates lawyers as leading practitioners. Published annually, The Legal 500 rankings recognize the practice area teams who are providing the most cutting edge and innovative advice to corporate counsel.

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

  • Alternative/hedge funds
  • Aviation and air travel - finance
  • Construction (including construction litigation)
  • Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense: advice to corporates
  • Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense: advice to individuals
  • Delaware counsel
  • E-discovery
  • Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: design
  • Energy: renewable/alternative power
  • Energy litigation: electric power
  • Energy litigation: oil and gas
  • Energy regulation: electric power
  • Energy regulation: oil and gas
  • Energy transactions: electric power
  • Environment: litigation
  • Environment: regulatory
  • Environment: transactional
  • Financial Services Regulation: Broker-Dealers
  • Fintech
  • General commercial disputes
  • Government contracts
  • Government relations
  • Healthcare: service providers
  • Insurance: advice to policyholders
  • International Arbitration
  • M&A: middle-market ($500m-999m)
  • Mutual/registered/exchange-traded funds
  • Patents: litigation (full coverage)
  • Private equity buyouts: middle-market (Up to $500m)
  • Private equity funds (including venture capital)
  • Real estate
  • Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate (firm to watch)
  • Shipping - litigation and regulation
  • Trademarks: non-contentious (including prosecution, portfolio management and licensing)
  • US taxes: non-contentious

Along with the firm’s rankings, 12 K&L Gates lawyers were identified by The Legal 500 as either a “Hall of Fame” member, “Leading Individual,” “Next Generation Partner,” or “Rising Star” in their respective practice areas. These lawyers, and the categories in which they were recognized, are:

  • Leah Baucom - M&A: middle-market [Next Generation Partner]
  • Calvina Bostick - M&A: middle-market [Leading Individual]
  • Mark Goshko - Mutual/registered/exchange-traded funds [Hall of Fame]
  • Jeffrey King - Shipping - litigation and regulation [Leading Individual]
  • George Kontakis - Shipping - litigation and regulation [Next Generation Partner]
  • Ndenisarya Meekins - Mutual/registered/exchange-traded funds [Leading Individual]
  • Karishma Page - Government relations [Leading Individual]
  • Emanuel Rouvelas - Government relations [Leading Individual]
  • Michael Scanlon - Government relations [Leading Individual] and Shipping - litigation and regulation [Leading Individual]
  • Elle Stuart - Shipping - litigation and regulation [Rising Star]
  • Scott Waxman - Delaware counsel [Leading Individual]
  • Robert Zinn - M&A: middle-market [Hall of Fame]

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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