Principal Intelligence Analyst

Information TechnologyAll Practice AreasPittsburgh, PA

Job Description

At K&L Gates, we are looking for smart, imaginative and hard-working people with diverse backgrounds, experiences and ideas to join us.  Perhaps our search for talented visionaries and your search for important and impactful work lead to the same place.

We are seeking a Principal Intelligence Analyst to join the Pittsburgh office. As the Firm’s Principle Intelligence Analyst, you will serve as K&L Gates’ senior intelligence officer and be responsible for maintaining the firm’s situational awareness in relation to both physical and cyber security threats across the globe.

In this role, you will oversee the entirety of the intelligence lifecycle, create innovative collection plans, assess the effectiveness of the program, keep senior leadership informed of risks, and develop relationships with peer law firms and community partners. Candidates must be self-starters who possess the ability to work independently and as part of a team. Excellent communication skills and a commitment to providing the highest quality client service are strongly preferred.

Director of Security (Local)
Various Members of the Cyber Intelligence Community (INFRAGARD, NCFTA, LS-ISAO, etc)

• Devise collection plans to meet the security program’s intelligence requirements
• Generate intelligence products to inform the firm’s defensive practices
• Analyse raw and finished products for dissemination within the firm
• Assess vendors and other sources for reliability and veracity
• Expand the firm’s partnerships with peers, clients and community partners.
• Effectively communicate findings across all levels of the organization
• Develop metrics to trend the firm’s security operations


• Expert level knowledge of intelligence analysis and practices, 7 years combined experience.
• Strong background in cyber security and technology
• Experience with physical security operations
• Formal intelligence training or demonstrated field experience
• Military or Intelligence Community experience required
• Experience in private sector cyber intelligence operations preferred

• Communicate effectively and develop lasting partnerships
• Perform well on stress or for prolonged hours during periods of heightened risk



K&L Gates is a fully integrated global law firm with approximately 2,000 lawyers across five continents. We have experienced dramatic growth in the past decade and now rank among the largest U.S. based law firms in the world.  We take pride in constantly striving for innovation, imagination and an entrepreneurial spirit. We come up with big ideas and then roll up our sleeves to get the job done, guiding our clients through their most complex issues in a variety of industry sectors and across multiple regions of the world.

The industry recognition the firm has garnered in the past five years emanates from the foundation of a global community aligned on behalf of our clients. The people at K&L Gates are committed to working together to create a legacy for each other, the firm, our clients, and the communities in which we serve. We thrive in an inclusive and socially conscious environment that embraces diversity and takes a holistic approach to the career evolution of all our professionals.

To learn what makes us different from other law firms, including our collaborative approach, entrepreneurial spirit, and our commitment to diversity, check out our video, “Grow Your Career at K&L Gates.”

If you agree that we are different from other law firms - and the right place for you to grow your career - please apply for this position.  For more information or to view other job opportunities, please click here to go back to our careers page.

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We offer a dynamic work environment and excellent benefits.


The Firm is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of the Firm that employment decisions shall be based on merit, qualifications and competence. Employment practices shall not be influenced or affected by virtue of a person’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, military status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. This policy governs all aspects of employment including, without limitation, recruiting, hiring, compensation, benefits, promotion, assignment and dismissal. In addition, it is the Firm’s policy to provide an environment that is free of unlawful harassment of any kind including, without limitation, that which is sexual, racial, age-related, disability-related or ethnic background-related.