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K&L Gates Practices and Lawyers Recognized in 2020 Legal 500 United States Guide

25 June 2020

Pittsburgh – Global law firm K&L Gates LLP has been ranked in nearly 30 practice areas in the 2020 Legal 500 United States guide, with the firm’s accolades again including Tier 1 rankings in the M&A: middle-market ($500m-999m) and Transport: shipping - litigation and regulation categories. The guide also recommends 125 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
Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense: advice to corporates
Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense: advice to individuals
Delaware Corporate Law
Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: design
Energy litigation: conventional power
Energy litigation: oil and gas
Energy regulation: conventional power
Energy regulation: oil and gas
Energy: renewable/alternative power
Energy transactions: conventional power
Environment: litigation
Environment: regulatory
General commercial disputes
Government contracts
Government relations
Healthcare: advice to service providers
Insurance: advice to policyholders
Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense
M&A: middle-market ($500m-999m)
Mutual/registered/exchange-traded funds
Private equity funds (including venture capital)
Trademarks: non-contentious (including prosecution, portfolio management and licensing)
Transport: shipping - litigation and regulation

Along with the firm’s rankings, 14 K&L Gates lawyers were identified by Legal 500 as “Hall of Fame,” “Leading Lawyer,” “Next Generation Lawyer,” or “Rising Star” lawyers in their respective practice areas. These lawyers, and the categories in which they are recognized, were:

Hall of Fame Lawyers
Mark Goshko - Mutual/registered/exchange-traded funds
Frank Politano - Trademarks: non-contentious
Robert Zinn - M&A: middle-market ($500m-999m)

Leading Lawyers
John Howell - Outsourcing
Jeffrey King - Transport: shipping - litigation and regulation
Emanuel Rouvelas - Government relations
Michael Scanlon - Government relations & Transport: shipping - litigation and regulation
Scott Waxman - Delaware Corporate Law

Next Generation Lawyers
Calvina Bostick - M&A: middle-market ($500m-999m)
George Kontakis - Transport: shipping - litigation and regulation
Luke Reid - Transport: shipping - litigation and regulation

Rising Stars
Leah Baucom - M&A: middle-market ($500m-999m)
Amy Conant Hoang - Government contracts
Luke Steinberger - Transport: shipping - litigation and regulation

To view the full rankings and commentary for the firm and its recognized lawyers, please visit the 2020 Legal 500 United States guide.

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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