Awards Received by Firm
For a fifth consecutive year, BTI Consulting Group identified K&L Gates among
the top law firms for client service in its 2017 BTI Client Service 30 survey.
Market research agency Acritas recognized K&L Gates for a third consecutive year
as one of the 10 strongest U.S. law firm brands in its 2017 U.S. Law Firm Brand
In 2016, K&L Gates was recognized as one of America's Best Corporate Law
Firms, according to a survey of general counsel by the New York Stock
Exchange's Corporate Board Member magazine and FTI Consulting.
K&L Gates was named among the top 20 best-known global law firm brands in the Acritas 2017 Global Elite Brand Index, a ranking determined through unprompted
interviews with more than 1,000 in-house general counsel globally.
In 2013, Mergers & Acquisitions magazine named K&L Gates Law Firm of the
Year for Mid-Market M&A.
For seven consecutive years, K&L Gates has been named to Law360's Global
K&L Gates has been recognized as among the most accomplished law firms in
intellectual property with the firm's inclusion on The National Law Journal's
Intellectual Property Hot List.
In the 2017 U.S. News-Best Lawyers Best Law Firms survey, K&L Gates was
again among the top five firms for national first-tier rankings out of the
13,000 firms ranked.
K&L Gates continues to be recognized by clients and other organizations as a
leading firm for diversity and inclusion, having recently been
honored as a top achiever in advancing diversity by longtime clients Microsoft.
K&L Gates was named
a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), earning a top rating of 100 percent in HRC's Corporate Equality Index
For the fourth consecutive year, K&L Gates was honored among BTI's Brand
Elite law firms in the organization's Client Perceptions of the Best-Branded
Law Firms report.
The K&L Gates Global Day of Service program was recognized as the Global Corporate
Social Responsibility Initiative of the Year during The American Lawyer's 2014
Global Legal Awards.
Global Investigations Review has honored K&L Gates with inclusion in its annual
GIR 30 survey, an independent guide to the world's best and most-trusted firms
for cross-border investigations.
K&L Gates was identified by BTI Consulting as one of only 25 law firms recommended
by legal decision makers to their peers for more than five years in a row.
K&L Gates has been named among Law360's Insurance Practice Groups of the year.
K&L Gates was named among Yale Law Women's Top 10 Family Friendly Firms of 2016.
K&L Gates was awarded the Global Dispute of the Year: U.S. Litigation (IP) in The
American Lawyer's fourth annual Global Legal Awards in recognition of the
firm's work representing Carnegie Mellon University in the CMU v. Marvell case.
The Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Survey 2015 noted K&L Gates as a Highly
Commended firm in recognition of the firm's digital content site K&L Gates HUB. The firm was also recognized for our Cyber Civil Rights Legal Project.