K&L Gates promotes one City lawyer in 44-strong round

K&L Gates has underlined its global coverage by naming 44 new partners across three continents in this year’s partnership promotions round.

The Pittsburgh-headquartered firm’s newly promoted lawyers will join the partnership on 1 March. The majority – 37 – are based in the US with the firm’s Pittsburgh and Washington DC offices scoring six new partners each.

Europe has five new partners with just one in London – corporate specialist Thomas Sibert. K&L Gates has also made up two partners in Hong Kong.

“This year’s entering class of partners represents the diversity of locations and practice disciplines of a global law firm,” said Peter Kalis, K&L Gates chairman and global managing partner.