Kirkpatrick Lockhart is now known as K&L Gates and is a large international law firm based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. K&L Gates LLP, maintains offices all over the world, with multiple offices in the United States as well. With strength of almost 2,000 attorneys, the firm specializes in fields like real estate, intellectual property, policy and regulation, litigation and dispute resolution, financial services, energy, infrastructure and resources and corporate transactions. K&L Gates believes in adopting a multidisciplinary approach in counseling its clients while drawing on the firm’s unlimited resources for the benefit of the clients. Perhaps for this reason alone the firm was recognized by the U.S. News Best Lawyers survey conducted in 2011-12 as the “Law Firm of the Year”.
Jeffrey W. Acre is one of the partners with K&L Gates LLP. A graduate of the Vanderbilt Law School, Acre specializes in corporate law. His secondary areas of interest are mining and metals, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and capital markets. He is considered an expert in the field of counseling corporations on structuring and other corporate governance obligations. Admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania and the Bar of the state of Pennsylvania, Acre is a published writer of many prestigious journals. Gary L. Yingling is also a partner with Kirkpatrick Lockhart and specializes in the fields of food, drugs, medical devices and cosmetics (FDA). His secondary areas of practice are life sciences, internal investigations, global government solutions and food industry. A graduate of Emory University School of Law, he is permitted to practice before the United States District for the District of Columbia, Supreme Court of the United States, and the Bar of District of Columbia. He is a published author who is the recipient of prestigious awards.
Kirkpatrick Lockhart LLP does pro bono work at various levels inclusive of family law and immigration matters, landlord-tenant, and advising non-profit organizations. Pro Bono services may be provided in civil rights cases as well. This full service law firm has been an integral part of its community’s development for long.
Kirkpatrick Lockhart, now known as K&L Gates, specializes in corporate transactions, energy, infrastructure and resources, financial services, litigation and dispute resolution, intellectual property, real estate and policy and regulation. Based in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, with almost 2,000 attorneys on its panel, the firm has a standing as a leading international entity with offices all over the world. Not only that but it also has multiple offices in the U.S. giving it excellent coverage within the country as well; for which reason it was named as the ‘Law Firm of the Year’ in the 2011-2012 survey conducted by the U.S News Best.
K&L Gates prides itself in the unsurpassed assemblage of partners it has throughout the country who not only are renowned for their practice in the field but are also known as the leading figures of various professional organizations. The firm offers excellent service to clients as well as service to the public through pro bono representation of communities. The prominent achievers of the firm include David Tang and Kim Askew; members of the select Council of the American Law institute, Mike Greco; President of the American Bar Association (2005-2006), Gene Pridgen; previous President of the North Carolina Bar Association, Bertrand Dussert; recommended as Leading Tax Practitioner by Chambers & Partners Europe and James A. Andrus; holder of National Bar Association President's Award, 2009.
The wide coverage and assemblage of leading attorneys as partners, gives the firm the breadth and depth required by clients to handle even the most sophisticated legal challenges in multidisciplinary areas of practices.