K&L Gates completes merger with Chicago based firm
01 Mar 2009by WWL Editorial
K&L Gates LLP and Chicago based Bell Boyd & Lloyd LLP have merged under the name K&L Gates LLP.
The combined firm comprises approximately 1,900 lawyers in 32 offices throughout the United States, Europe and Asia and combines leading practices in investment banking, intellectual property, corporate transactions, bankruptcy, real estate and life sciences.
The merger became effective on 1 March 2009 following approval from partners of both firms in January 2009.
Some of the lawyers involved in the move feature in various Who's Who Legal publications including Thomas Z Hayward Jr, Stanley Sklar, Gregory Hummel and Victor E Grimm.