U.S. News “Best Law Firms” rankings recognize K&L Gates in seven categories in Charleston

November 6, 2020

The Charleston office of global law firm K&L Gates has been recognized in seven categories in the U.S. News-Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” 2021 edition. “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on feedback from more than 23,000 lawyers and in-house counsel throughout the United States, and include firms in 75 national practice areas and 127 regional/metropolitan practice areas.

The practices in which K&L Gates has been recognized in the “Best Law Firms” 2021 edition in Charleston are:

  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Employment Law-Management
  • Insurance Law
  • Litigation-Banking and Finance
  • Litigation-Labor and Employment
  • Real Estate Law

As a firm, K&L Gates has again earned more than 170 first-tier practice rankings — and 258 rankings overall — in the 11th edition of the U.S. News-Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” report. The firm was ranked as “Law Firm of the Year” in the category of Litigation – Environmental, the third time K&L Gates has been so honored in the past four years. Only one firm can earn the “Law Firm of the Year” designation in each of the report’s legal practice areas. With 42 national first-tier rankings, K&L Gates again holds a spot among the top 10 firms for most national tier 1 rankings out of more than 15,000 law firms ranked. The firm’s 132 first-tier honors across 18 state and metropolitan areas in 58 different practice groups also rank K&L Gates within the top 10 firms for both most regional/metropolitan tier 1 and overall tier 1 recognitions, all honors the firm has held each year since the inception of “Best Law Firms.”


K&L Gates

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. For more information about K&L Gates or its locations, practices and registrations, visit klgates.com.