Archive: September 2010

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K&L Gates Construction and Engineering Practice Secures National First-Tier Ranking in U.S. News “Best Law Firms” Rankings
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Going Green: Illinois Adopts Laws Aimed at Promoting Sustainable Development

K&L Gates Construction and Engineering Practice Secures National First-Tier Ranking in U.S. News “Best Law Firms” Rankings

Global Law firm K&L Gates LLP has earned more first-tier rankings than any other law firm in the inaugural edition of the U.S. News & World Report – Best Lawyers rankings of the “Best Law Firms,” available online at www.usnews.com/bestlawfirms and on newsstands in the coming weeks.  Based on surveys of Nearly 9,000 lawyers and more than 9,500 clients throughout the United States, including representatives of every Fortune 100 and more than half of Fortune 1000 companies, the report includes ranking of law firms in almost 40 practice areas and approximately 175 metropolitan and state areas.

Along with its first-tier rankings in surveyed metropolitan and state areas, K&L Gates was also recognized with national first-tier rankings in the Corporate Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Mutual Funds Law, Antitrust Law, Employment Law – Management, Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law, and Construction Law categories.

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Going Green: Illinois Adopts Laws Aimed at Promoting Sustainable Development

By:  Larry Eiben, K&L Gates, Chicago

The State of Illinois is part of the nationwide trend to codify new construction standards for energy efficient buildings and sustainable development.  Illinois has adopted the Illinois Energy Conservation Code, which became effective January 29, 2010 and the Green Buildings Act, which became effective on July 24, 2009.  The goals of these laws are to reduce energy consumption, protect the environment, cut pollution and promote sustainable development. 

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