Friday, December 15, 2006

Preston Gates Merges

Prominent Seattle law firm Preston Gates & Ellis has decided to merge with an even larger firm, Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham, effective Jan. 1, 2007. Preston Gates & Ellis OKs merger: New firm will be one of world's largest, Seattle PI, Dec. 15, 2006. The new firm's formal name will be Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP, but day to day it will go by K&L Gates. (Yes, the Gates is the William H. Gates our law school building is named for, as well as the Gates Public Service Scholarships.)

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