K&L Gates LLP

K&L Gates LLP

3 Star Rating     3 reviews

http://www.klgates.com 
Main Office:
210 Sixth Avenue, | Pittsburgh | PA | 15222-2613
Phone: 412-355-6500  | Fax: 412-355-6501 

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Year of establishment 2007 Number of partners 1345
Number of offices 41 Partner to associate ratio 1.40
Biggest office Pittsburgh Percentage of women attorneys 30.40
Number of attorneys 2889 Percentage of minority attorneys 11.20
Number of associates 985 Percentage of LGBT attorneys 0.90
K&L Gates LLP
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K&L Gates LLP Reviews

- Reviewed on December 16, 2017

Advice to law firm management: The firm should consider re-hiring the employees that it let go. Management should really work harder in identifying valuable employees to the firm.

Pros: A law firm setting which several benefits are offered to employees that are affordable. The firm has a system in place in which employees work together alongside staff and attorneys.

Cons: The firm has lost many of its employees because they have been let go. However, many of the employees were skilled and it appears that the firm made a poor decision in letting go of the valuable employees.

Current or former employee?: Current Employee

- Reviewed on September 25, 2017

Advice to law firm management: Work on improving communication between management and employees. Allow employees to have a life outside of the firm.

Pros: There are more genuine people here than you would find at most firms. The hours and work environment are excellent as well.

Cons: There is not a good work and life balance at this firm. There is a lack of communication from management.

Current or former employee?: Former Employee

Overview


K&L Gates LLP comprises more than 2,000 lawyers who practice in fully integrated offices located on five continents: Anchorage, Austin, Beijing, Berlin, Boston, Brisbane, Brussels, Charleston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Doha, Dubai, Fort Worth, Frankfurt, Harrisburg, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Miami, Milan, Moscow, Newark, New York, Orange County, Palo Alto, Paris, Perth, Pittsburgh, Portland, Raleigh, Research Triangle Park, San Francisco, São Paulo, Seattle, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Spokane, Sydney, Taipei, Tokyo, Warsaw, Washington and Wilmington. K&L Gates represents leading global 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. Our practice is a robust full market practice — cutting edge, complex and dynamic, at once regional, national and international in scope. Over each of the last five years our revenues exceeded $1 Billion and, as stated in the July 2010 issue of the UK publication Legal Business, the firm “has further cemented its position as the Global 100’s fastest growing firm.”


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Notable cases


  • Well Fargo Bank was represented by K&L Gates in the $25 billion global settlement with the various American governmental organizations related to residential mortgage loan default servicing practices. The settlement was awarded in February 2012.
  • K&L Gates also represented Kraft Foods Global Inc. when Sara Lee filed a lawsuit against Kraft alleging false advertising. After two years of litigation and a trial that lasted two weeks, the case was dismissed.
  • A cross-continent team of lawyers from K&L Gates LLP has advised leading action sportswear retailer Zumiez Inc. on the acquisition of the Blue Tomato group for a purchase price of

K&L Gates LLP Awards and Recognitions




The American Lawyer's 2005 "Corporate Scorecard" ranked K&L Gates as the leader among all firms in representation of fund clients in the mutual fund industry, and it is a leader in municipal finance, PIPE, private equity, and venture capital transactions.

The firm has been named among "Global Powerhouse" firms in 2012 Law360 Global 20 for the second year in a row.

In 2012, Corporate Board Member magazine, in association with FTI Consulting, Inc, ranked K&L Gates as one of the top 25 law firms in its annual list of "America's Best Corporate Law Firms." The firm ranked No. 16. The ranking was based on a survey of nearly 2,000 general counsels of U.S. publicly held companies. The survey focused on which law firms those general counsel would engage in a variety of important legal subject matters.

Diversity


K&L Gates believes that establishing and maintaining a diverse, fully inclusive, and community-minded workforce is essential to a strong law firm. K&L Gates has implemented a number of programs to promote diversity and inclusion, and is an industry leader in this regard. In 2003, the firm appointed the profession's first Chief Diversity Officer.

Similarly, the firm's appointment of the industry's first Director of Professional and Personal Life Integration and the launching of its innovative Balanced Hours Initiative received acclaim throughout the profession. q

Summer associate program


K&L Gates' eight-week summer program is quite different than the ones offered by other law firms. Most of the "real work" done by the associates during the summer program is used by the firm. The associates' work product is either incorporated into a legal brief, presented to a client, or incorporated into articles, presentations or other publications.

A summer associate is expected to complete 11 to 15 projects in various practice areas. The summer program offers training and mock trial program. The firm also provides a wide variety of social activities ranging from a low-key but intimate dinner at a partner's house to a baseball game in a luxury suite.

K&L Gates made offers to 61% of 60-members summer class in 2009 and in 2010, it made offers to 100% of its 32 summer associates. The Class of 2011 summer will join the firm in September 2011.

Working for the K&L Gates LLP


For many, working at K&L Gates is advantageous as the working hours are not crazy for a big firm, it provides meaningful mentorship opportunities and gives great resources with a small office feel. However, some aspects like mediocre compensation levels, difficulty in getting work during lean periods and lack of transparency in determination of performance, do raise concerns.

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