K&L Gates LLP
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|Number of work placements:||12|
|Minimum qualification:||2.1 degree|
|Start salary:||£41,000 (2016)|
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Application details and method of selection
Apply between 1 November 2017 and 31 July 2018 to begin September 2020.
Applications must be made online at fsr.cvmailuk.com/klgatesuk.
Firm description and career prospects
K&L Gates LLP comprises approximately 2,000 lawyers who practice in fully integrated offices located on five continents: Austin, Beijing, Berlin, Boston, Brisbane, Brussels, Charleston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Doha, Dubai, Fort Worth, Frankfurt, Harrisburg, Hong Kong, Houston, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Miami, Milan, Munich, Newark, New York, Orange County, Palo Alto, Paris, Perth, Pittsburgh, Portland, Raleigh, Research Triangle Park, San Francisco, São Paulo, Seattle, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Taipei, Tokyo, Warsaw, Washington and Wilmington
K&L Gates represents leading global corporations, growth and middle-market companies, capital markets participants and entrepreneurs in every major industry group as well as public sector entities, educational institutions, philanthropic organizations and individuals. Our practice is a robust full market practice – cutting edge, complex and dynamic, at once regional, national and international in scope. Over each of the last six years our revenues exceeded $1 billion.
To find out what it is like to work at K&L Gates LLP read the firm's Meet the Lawyer profile.
GDL funding: fees paid plus £5,000 maintenance grant. LPC funding: fees paid plus £7,000 maintenance grant.
The firm’s formal summer legal work placement scheme is open to law and non-law students and other relevant postgraduates. Your two weeks with us in July will provide you with broad exposure to opportunities in diverse areas. We aim to give you a seat in at least two departments, and wherever possible we will allocate you to a seat of your choice.
Training contract programme
The firm ensures each trainee is given exceptional opportunities to learn, experience and develop so that they can achieve their maximum potential. K&L Gates is active in the areas of corporate/M&A, debt capital markets, private equity, restructuring and insolvency, banking & asset finance, structured finance, derivatives, aviation, funds, antitrust, competition and trade regulation, public policy, real estate, planning and environment, intellectual property, media and sport, construction, energy, infrastructure and resources, insurance coverage, regulatory, tax, employment, litigation, international arbitration, investigations, enforcement and white collar plus other forms of dispute resolution. Trainees spend six month seats in four of the areas mentioned above. Each trainee sits with a supervisor and is allocated an individual mentor to ensure all round supervision and training. The firm has a thorough induction scheme and career development programme. High importance is placed on the acquisition of business and professional skills, with considerable emphasis on client contact and early responsibility. The training programme consists of weekly legal education seminars, workshops and a full programme of skills electives. Pro bono and corporate social responsibility activities are also encouraged.
Corporate, finance, investment management, tax, employment, real estate, planning, litigation, insurance coverage, white-collar crime, competition, IP, construction.
Type of practice
Corporate & Commercial, General Commercial
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Diversity access schemes
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