K&L Gates Losses Fueled By Clashes With Firm Management

Law360, New York (March 8, 2016, 10:59 PM EST) -- K&L Gates LLP's stream of partner departures is being driven by concerns that the firm's management structure creates an autocracy that is unable to address partners' anxieties about the firm's financial future, former partners say, a contention the head of the firm slammed in an interview with Law360 on Tuesday, saying the firm takes great pains to give partners a voice.

K&L Gates chairman Peter Kalis called criticism of the firm's management structure unfair. Dozens of partners — along with additional associates and staff — have decamped from K&L Gates over the past few months, mirroring a similar stream of losses...

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