Kennedy Covington Lobdell and Hickman is currently known as K&L Gates LLP, one of the largest law firms, employing almost 2,000 attorneys, specializing in diverse and complex legal fields. The firm is known for excelling in cross-practice services, real estate, intellectual property, policy and regulation, litigation and dispute resolution, financial services, energy, infrastructure and resources and corporate law. With offices in Washington, San Francisco, San Diego, Raleigh, Portland, Pittsburgh, New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Moscow, Milan and other world cities, K&L Gates LLP was included amongst the Top 20 law firms in the United States by the U.S. Law Firm Brand Index Report 2012.
Yale Law School graduate, Peter J. Kalis, is the Chairman and Global Managing Partner of K&L Gates LLP. Admitted to practice in Pennsylvania Bar, he specializes in insurance coverage, primarily. His secondary fields of practice are commercial disputes and arbitration, both domestic and international. Kalis, over the years, has worked with CEOs of the leading American and international corporations, advising them on matters relating to adopting defensive or proactive litigation strategies. He is also a noted writer whose legal articles have been published in various prestigious journals. Pamela J. Garvie, a University of Oregon School of Law graduate and a partner with K&L Gates LLP specializes in public policy and law. Furthermore, her secondary areas of practice are telecom, media and technology, and hedge funds, alternative investments and investment management. She practices before the Bar of District of Columbia and represents various telecom, transportation and other business clients before federal agencies and Congress.
K&L Gates LLP may have grossed over $1 billion in the last three years, yet as part of its professional ethics and values, the firm encourages its attorneys to do pro bono work and represent those disadvantaged segments of the society which cannot afford a quality legal representation. The firm works with various charitable and community organizations to contribute to the larger good of the society. It has worked with Kids in Need of Defense and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), in addition to many other organizations and groups.