Establishing and maintaining a diverse and fully inclusive workforce is essential to a strong law firm. At K&L Gates, we are committed to fostering diversity to enrich the experience of our employees, reflect the communities in which we live and work, and better serve our clients.
K&L Gates is a leader in the legal profession in the area of diversity. By creating the position of Chief Diversity Officer (“CDO”), K&L Gates launched one of the most ambitious diversity initiatives to occur in a major law firm. Similarly, the firm’s appointment of the industry’s first Director of Professional and Personal Life Integration and the launching of its innovative Balanced Hours Initiative received acclaim throughout the profession. In 2009 K&L Gates was named as one of the "Top 100 Law Firms For Diversity” in MultiCultural Law magazine. Its sister publication, Women 3.0 Magazine, also ranked us one of the Top 100 law firms for women.
K&L Gates is committed to maintaining a work environment that fosters a collegial atmosphere and the professional development of all our personnel, encourages cooperation and teamwork, and provides fair, equal and ethical treatment of all employees and employment issues, regardless of the employee's race, color, gender, religion, age, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, veteran status, or disability.