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Nearly 300 K&L Gates Lawyers Named Among 2022 Best Lawyers in America, Ones to Watch

19 August 2021

Best Lawyers, a peer review guide to the legal profession, has named more than 200 K&L Gates lawyers among the 2022 Best Lawyers in America for outstanding professional excellence, and nearly 100 of the firm’s lawyers as Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, a list which recognizes lawyers who are earlier in their careers. For almost 40 years, the Best Lawyers guide highlights top legal talent as selected by their peers through millions of votes each year.

Also among these recognitions are 15 “Lawyer of the Year” recipients for K&L Gates, an accolade received by only one standout lawyer in each practice area and region across the country. Congratulations to the K&L Gates lawyers listed below. 

Lawyers of the Year

Austin
Charleston
Charlotte
Harrisburg
Nashville
Pittsburgh
Raleigh
Seattle

Best Lawyers in America 

Austin
Boston 
Charleston 
Charlotte 
  • Stacy Ackermann - Banking and Finance Law
  • John Allison - Corporate Law; International Trade and Finance Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; and Project Finance Law 
  • Bonita Black - Economic Development Law
  • Randy Clark - Tax Law
  • Brett Durham - Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; and Venture Capital Law
  • Rick Giovannelli - Corporate Law; Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law; and Venture Capital Law
  • Kenneth Gish - Environmental Law and Litigation - Environmental
  • Michael Hawley - Corporate Law and Trusts and Estates 
  • Sean Jones - Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Securities / Capital Markets Law; and Securities Regulation
  • Stephen McCrae - Land Use and Zoning Law and Real Estate Law
  • Peter McLean - Real Estate Law
  • Jared Mobley - Tax Law
  • Kevin Stichter - Corporate Law; Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; and Venture Capital Law
  • Margaret Westbrook - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Chicago 
Dallas 
Fort Worth 
Harrisburg 
Los Angeles 
Miami 
Nashville 
New York 
Newark 
Orange County 
Pittsburgh 
Portland 
Raleigh 
  • Stanford Baird - Environmental Law and Litigation - Environmental
  • Lee Hogewood - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Bet-the-Company Litigation; and Commercial Litigation
  • Michael King - Real Estate Law
  • David Lindsay - Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Alan Peterson - Real Estate Law
  • Margaret Rosenfeld - Banking and Finance Law; Corporate Law; and Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Mikal Shaikh - Corporate Law
  • David Wagner - Real Estate Law
  • Robert Womble - Corporate Law; Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law; and Venture Capital Law
Research Triangle Park 
Seattle 
Washington, D.C. 
Wilmington 

Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch 

Austin 
Boston 
Charleston 
Charlotte 
Chicago 
Dallas 
Harrisburg 
  • Brigid Landy Khuri - Energy Law and Natural Resources Law
  • Tad Macfarlan - Energy Law; Environmental Law; and Land Use and Zoning Law
Houston 
Miami
Nashville 
  • Wells Beckett - Health Care Law
  • Beau Creson - Commercial Litigation; Intellectual Property Law; and Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Terrence McKelvey - Commercial Litigation and Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Emma Wolfe - Commercial Litigation
New York 
Newark 
Orange County 
Pittsburgh 
Portland 
Raleigh 
  • Tucker Idol - Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; and Venture Capital Law
  • Evelyn Norton - Labor and Employment Law - Management and Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Leann Walsh - Labor and Employment Law - Management
Research Triangle Park 
Seattle 
Wilmington 

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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