K&L Gates

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K&L Gates
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Headquarters Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Products Asset Management and Investment Funds, Corporate, Energy Infrastructure and Resources, Finance, Intellectual Property, Labor, Employment, and Workplace Safety, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Policy and Regulatory, and Real Estate
Twitter @KLGates
LinkedIn Profile
Website www.klgates.com

K&L Gates is a global law firm formed by the merger of Kirkpatrick & Lockhart LLP and Preston Gates & Ellis LLP in 2007. The firm operates offices across five continents, offering legal services to clients in various industries and markets.


K&L Gates was established through the merger of Kirkpatrick & Lockhart LLP and Preston Gates & Ellis LLP in 2007. K&L Gates has offices in major financial centers worldwide, providing legal services to clients across diverse markets.

The firm offers legal services across multiple practice areas, including corporate and transactional law, litigation and dispute resolution, intellectual property, regulatory and compliance, energy and infrastructure, and real estate.

K&L Gates serves a broad clientele, including Fortune 500 corporations, startups, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations, spanning various industries such as finance, technology, healthcare, energy, and manufacturing.

K&L Gates embraces innovation and technology to enhance legal services, utilizing tools such as artificial intelligence for document review and digital platforms for client collaboration.

The firm promotes diversity and inclusion through initiatives such as mentorship programs, affinity groups, and community partnerships, aiming to create an inclusive workplace environment.

Key People[edit]

  • Harpreet Suri - Chief Technology Officer
  • Jeffrey B. Maletta - General Counsel
  • Amy J. Horn - Chief People Officer
  • Charles A. Hokanson - Chief Financial Officer
  • Gavin Gray - Chief Operating Officer
  • Bart Gabler - Chief Legal Operations Officer
  • Michael E. Martinez - Managing Partner, Chicago Office
  • Thomas J. Smith - Co-united States Managing Partner
  • Pallavi Mehta Wahi - Co-united States And Seattle Managing Partner, Chair Of Firmwide Diversity Committee
  • Dr. Rüdiger Von Hülst - Managing Partner, Berlin, Frankfurt, And Munich Offices
  • Rick Giovannelli - Lead Practice & Industry Partner
  • Tony Griffiths - Managing Partner, Brussels, Dubai & Doha Offices And Managing Partner, Europe & Middle East
  • J. Ryan Dwyer, III - Managing Partner, Asia And Tokyo Offices
  • Shiau Yen Chin-Dennis - Managing Partner, Portland Office
  • John A. Bick - Managing Partner, New York Office
  • Stacy G. Ackermann - Lead Practice Area Leader - Finance
  • Michael S. Caccese - Chairman, Lead Practice Area Leader - Asset Management And Investment Funds
  • James R. Segerdahl - Global Managing Partner
  • Ndenisarya M. Bregasi - Practice Area Leader – Asset Management And Investment Funds