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U.S. News-Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" Names K&L Gates 2022 Corporate "Law Firm of the Year," One of 165 First-Tier Practice Rankings for Firm in Latest Report

4 November 2021

Pittsburgh - Global law firm K&L Gates LLP has been recognized as “Law Firm of the Year” in the area of corporate law in the 2022 edition of the U.S. News-Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” report, released today. Only one firm can earn the “Law Firm of the Year” designation in each of the report’s legal practice areas.

The “Law Firm of the Year” ranking for corporate law is one of 165 first-tier practice rankings and 255 rankings overall for K&L Gates in the 2022 edition of the “Best Law Firms” report. This includes 40 national first-tier rankings and 125 first-tier honors across 19 state and metropolitan areas in 56 different practice groups, again positioning K&L Gates within the top 10 firms for most overall tier 1 recognitions of the more than 15,000 ranked, an honor the firm has held each year since the inception of “Best Law Firms.”  

“It is an honor to be recognized across multiple practices and regions in the latest edition of the U.S. News report,” said K&L Gates’ Global Managing Partner, Jim Segerdahl. “It is especially rewarding to be recognized as ‘Law Firm of the Year’ for corporate law this year and for two of the past three years, particularly during a time that has seen unprecedented levels of demand for superior corporate and M&A advice. These multiple recognitions are a testament to a stellar corporate team that has emerged as a go-to force for clients seeking the very best M&A and related corporate representation.”

The full list of practices in which K&L Gates has been recognized with national first-tier rankings in the “Best Law Firms” 2022 edition are:

  • Antitrust Law
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Biotechnology Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Copyright Law 
  • Corporate Law
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Energy Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Financial Services Regulation Law
  • Health Care Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
  • Litigation - Antitrust
  • Litigation - Construction
  • Litigation - Environmental
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Labor & Employment
  • Litigation - Tax
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Mutual Funds Law
  • Native American Law
  • Patent 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

The U.S. News-Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on feedback from more than 27,000 lawyers and in-house counsel throughout the United States, and include firms in 75 national practice areas and 127 regional/metropolitan practice areas. A complete list of K&L Gates’ 2022 rankings can be found here.

K&L Gates’ corporate practice is one of the most substantial in the legal industry, with more than 500 lawyers in offices on five continents assisting clients in the structuring, financing, and completion of domestic, international, and cross-border transactions. The group serves as counsel to a broad array of Global 500, Fortune 100, FTSE 100 corporations, privately held and venture-backed companies, partnerships, private equity firms and other investment funds, management groups, and entrepreneurs.

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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