What is the K&L Gates NY Office like reputationally and culturally?

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What is the K&L Gates NY Office like reputationally and culturally?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 07, 2016 11:37 am

Can anyone who has worked for/with this office tell me anything about it? I know K&L is a great firm overall but the NY office is really small and I'm wondering if the name would be that beneficial if the accompanying work wasn't particularly high level. Thanks!


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Re: What is the K&L Gates NY Office like reputationally and culturally?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 08, 2016 2:51 pm

Bump would also like to know

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Re: What is the K&L Gates NY Office like reputationally and culturally?

Postby Mr. Blackacre » Thu Sep 08, 2016 3:24 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I know K&L is a great firm overall


I'm admittedly a little out of the loop since I was choosing between law firms last year and I have forgotten a lot of stuff, but I remember my impression at the time being that K&L Gates is one of those firms that you don't want to go to unless you have to. Unstable financially, reputation for no-offers and stealth layoffs, sweatshop atmosphere, etc. I wouldn't take the offer if I had another one.

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Re: What is the K&L Gates NY Office like reputationally and culturally?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 08, 2016 4:14 pm

i would be very careful about going to k&l gates. it's a firm that routinely no offers a handful (sometimes more) of its summer associate class in its US offices.

i wouldn't accept an offer from k&l gates unless i had literally no other choice.

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Re: What is the K&L Gates NY Office like reputationally and culturally?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 08, 2016 4:18 pm

I worked as an SA at K&L's main competitor in Pittsburgh. Saw a handful of kids at K&L laid off as a matter of course. Would never accept a K&L offer unless it was my only offer. Obviously, if it's your only offer--congrats! You have a high paying job! But that's about it

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Re: What is the K&L Gates NY Office like reputationally and culturally?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 08, 2016 4:48 pm

Damn. Glad I asked about this. Thanks everyone.



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