Established over 75 years ago, our Pittsburgh office was the first K&L Gates office location and remains one of the largest legal offices in both Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania as a whole.
Centrally located in the heart of the Steel City, our Pittsburgh-based lawyers are renowned for developing innovative corporate and litigation solutions for a wide range of leading enterprises based in our region and around the world — often in collaboration with a fully integrated global team.
Our Pittsburgh office’s Corporate lawyers serve clients in virtually every industry segment. Our Corporate team is positioned to help clients across their full spectrum of legal needs, including mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, private equity, finance, corporate governance and counseling, real estate, intellectual property (IP) and technology, bankruptcy and restructurings, employee benefits and executive compensation, taxation, labor and employment, health care, tax exempt organizations, and trusts and estates.
Our Litigation and Dispute Resolution lawyers are active in numerous courts and in ADR forums in various disciplines, including securities, construction, business torts, bankruptcy, banking, antitrust, white collar crime, product liability, toxic tort, environmental, professional liability, class actions, and employment litigation, among others. Pittsburgh also serves as the focal point for the firm’s nationally recognized Insurance Recovery and Counseling practice, exclusively representing policyholder clients in the analysis, litigation, and settlement of disputed coverage claims, as well as providing a variety of insurance counseling and advisory services. Our Pittsburgh lawyers are also recognized for their work in IP, a vital area in a city brimming with technology and innovation. The work of our Pittsburgh lawyers in the realm of IP Litigation includes a landmark patent infringement case for client Carnegie Mellon University, the third largest verdict ever secured from a jury in a US court.
While our legal capabilities and thought leadership are highly regarded, our Pittsburgh office is defined by its role in the community. Throughout the years, the office has become well known for its substantively focused programs. From hosting events for local business and community leaders to actively supporting a number of local charities, sports teams, and professional organizations, we have a long-standing relationship with people and businesses from every corner of the City of Bridges.
Our firm also places high value on its lawyers giving back to the community by providing pro bono services. Collectively, our Pittsburgh lawyers contribute approximately 3,000 pro bono hours annually. Our pro bono work in Pittsburgh includes our Protection from Abuse team, a program we formed 25 years ago with Neighborhood Legal Services; resentencing cases for juvenile criminal defendants; immigration law cases; prisoner civil rights cases; and pro bono CLE training sessions.
- The 2023 Chambers USA guide recognized the firm among leaders in Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh & Surrounds in the areas of Corporate/M&A: Private Equity and Litigation: General Commercial.
- The 2023 US News-Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” survey recognized the Pittsburgh office as Tier 1 in the areas of Banking and Finance Law, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Corporate Compliance Law, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Health Care Law, Insurance Law, Litigation - Construction, Litigation - Intellectual Property, Litigation - Labor & Employment, Litigation - Tax, Litigation - Trusts & Estates, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Patent Law, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants, Project Finance Law, Real Estate Law, Securitization and Structured Finance Law, Tax Law, Trademark Law, and Trust & Estates Law.
- Forty-three Pittsburgh lawyers were listed among the 2024 Best Lawyers in America®; seven lawyers were listed among the 2024 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America.
- Pittsburgh trial lawyers also have been recognized by the American College of Trial Lawyers, International Academy of Trial Lawyers, American Law Institute, The National Law Journal, and other prestigious trial groups and publications for their trial work and litigation accomplishments.