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K&L Gates Ties for Most National First-Tier Rankings in Latest U.S. News “Best Law Firms” Survey

2 November 2015
Pittsburgh - Continuing its historically strong showing in the annual ranking, global law firm K&L Gates LLP is one of two firms to have earned 45 National first-tier rankings — the highest number of National first-tier rankings among more than 12,700 firms — in the 2016 edition of the U.S. News-Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” survey, released today.

In total, K&L Gates earned nearly 190 first-tier rankings, including top honors in one or more practices in 19 different state and metropolitan areas, placing K&L Gates among the top three law firms in overall first-tier rankings each year since the survey’s 2010 inception. K&L Gates also was honored for a third consecutive year as the “Law Firm of the Year” in the Securities Regulation category.

The full list of practices in which K&L Gates has been recognized with National first-tier rankings in the survey’s 2016 edition are:


Antitrust Law
Banking and Finance Law
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor
   Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization
Biotechnology Law
Commercial Litigation
Construction Law
Copyright Law
Corporate Law
Derivatives and Futures Law
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Employment Law - Management
Energy Law
Environmental Law
Financial Services Regulation Law
Health Care Law
Information Technology Law
Insurance Law
Labor Law - Management
Land Use & Zoning Law
Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
Litigation - Antitrust
Litigation - Bankruptcy

Litigation - Construction
Litigation - Environmental
Litigation - Intellectual Property
Litigation - Labor & Employment
Litigation - Patent
Litigation - Securities
Litigation - Tax
Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions -   Defendants
Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Mutual Funds Law
Native American Law
Patent Law
Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law
Project Finance 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

Based on surveys of more than 21,000 lawyers and clients throughout the United States, this latest “Best Law Firms” report ranks more than 12,700 law firms in 74 national and 122 state and metropolitan practice areas.

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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