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K&L Gates

Founded in Pittsburgh, K&L Gates is one of the world’s largest and most profitable law firms with 2,000 attorneys practicing in 40 offices on four continents. The firm boasts one of the most successful public policy groups in town, and its political action committee is one of the most generous donors among all law and lobbying firms in political contributions to the 2012 elections.


KandL Gates is 0.3 miles from the White House — the closest out of the top 25 most lucrative lobbying firms in town.

1601 K St. NW

Washington D.C., 20006


Founded: 1946

Chairman and global managing partner: Peter J. Kalis

Employees (local): 3884 (390)

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