Microsoft drops K&L Gates as preferred provider
Microsoft has completed a review of its preferred legal providers - and K&L Gates, the firm named after Bill Gates' father, is nowhere on it. Microsoft carried over to the firm after Preston Gates & Ellis merged with Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham in 2007. At the time, Microsoft general counsel Brad Smith welcomed the merger as a positive step for both firms and its clients.However, following an extensive review of the firms it uses, Microsoft has announced a new list of legal providers, without K&L Gates.
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