September 22, 2020

Volume X, Number 266

K&L Gates

2019 NLR Thought Leadership Award K&L Gates

K&L Gates LLP comprises approximately 2,000 lawyers who practice in fully integrated offices located on five continents: Anchorage, Austin, Beijing, Berlin, Boston, Brisbane, Brussels, Charleston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Doha, Dubai, Fort Worth, Frankfurt, Harrisburg, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Miami, Milan, Munich, Newark, New York, Orange County, Palo Alto, Paris, Perth, Pittsburgh, Portland, Raleigh, Research Triangle Park, San Francisco, São Paulo, Seattle, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Taipei, Tokyo, Warsaw, Washington and Wilmington. 

K&L Gates represents leading global corporations, growth and middle-market companies, capital markets participants and entrepreneurs in every major industry group as well as public sector entities, educational institutions, philanthropic organizations and individuals. Our practice is a robust full market practice — cutting edge, complex and dynamic, at once regional, national and international in scope. Over each of the last six years our revenues exceeded $1 Billion.

Our delivery of legal services is supported at both the individual office level and through nine firmwide practice areas: corporate and transactional; energy, infrastructure and resources; finance; financial services; intellectual property; labor, employment and workplace safety; litigation and dispute resolution; real estate; and regulatory and policy. Within each of these practice areas are subject matter and industry-based practice groups.

At K&L Gates, we are raising the bar regarding information technology within the legal industry. 

We are focused on providing innovative, value-driven solutions to lawyers that enhance profitability, workflow efficiency and client communications. We ensure our lawyers always have current technology and secure access to the technical resources required to deliver superior service to clients in a manner representative of our fully integrated global firm. 

Our investment and dedication to continuous improvement is predicated on industry-leading technologies and enhanced technology infrastructure with resilient networks, redundant data centers and virtualized computing power. Our technology infrastructure has been designed to leverage the power of the firm’s fully integrated legal platform and to extend the comprehensive knowledgebase of our lawyers located throughout our numerous interconnected offices

We are working toward placing the power of information into the hands of our lawyers through the use of mobile technologies in order to meet the diverse needs of our clients. Innovation without complexity is critical to our success whether a lawyer is in an office, at a client’s site or in the comfort of their home.

Contributing authors from K&L Gates:

Theodore J. Angelis, intellectual property attorney, KL Gates Law firm
Partner
Theo Angelis is an intellectual property and appellate litigator who appears in trial and appellate courts, in administrative tribunals, and in arbitration proceedings throughout the United...
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James P. Angelo, Commercial Litigator, KL Gates, Law Firm
Associate
James Angelo is a commercial litigator with significant trial, arbitration, and appellate experience, whose practice focuses on transactional litigation, energy/oil & gas, class action...
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Susan Apel, KL Gates Law Firm, Transactional Attorney
Partner
Ms. Apel, a partner at the firm’s Pittsburgh office, is a practical and creative transactional and commercial lawyer. She advises clients with respect to mergers & acquisitions,...
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Erin Ardale Koeppel, KL Gates Law Firm, Government Enforcement Attorney
Partner
Erin Koeppel is an experienced government enforcement lawyer who defends financial services clients and other companies and individuals in government investigations, regulatory or private...
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Claude-Étienne Armingaud, KL Gates, Paris, data protection lawyer, commercial contracts attorney
Partner
Claude-Etienne Armingaud’s practice focuses on the representation of public and private companies in the area of information technologies and intellectual property law. Mr. Armingaud...
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Michael  Armstrong Attorney Orange County KL Gates Law Firm
Associate
Michael Armstrong is an associate in the Orange County office. He is a member of the Commercial Disputes practice group and also works closely with the Product Liability practice group. Mr...
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Toks A. Arowojolu, KL Gates Law Firm, Washington DC, Environmental and Energy Law Attorney
Associate
Toks Arowojolu is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office where she is a member of the oil & gas and power practice groups. She focuses her practice on energy regulatory law and...
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Arthur Artinian, KL Gates Law Firm, London, IP Procurement Attorney
Partner
Arthur Artinian is a Partner in the firm’s London office and head of the London IP and Technology Transactions practice. Mr. Artinian is an internationally recognised intellectual property...
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Christine Artus, KL Gates, Corporate due diligence lawyer, consultation procedure attorney
Partner
Christine Artus is a partner in charge of the Labor and Employment Group at K&L Gates in Paris. She advises clients in their acquisitions, mergers, cessions and reorganizations and...
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Simon Ashworth Real estate lawyer KLGates
Partner
As many of his clients can attest, Mr. Ashworth is known as an imaginative thinker who develops innovative solutions and focusses his advice on helping create value for his clients and get...
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 Matt Baumgurtel Partner Sydney Power Climate Change and Sustainability Construction and Infrastructure Corporate/M&A Energy Storage Project Finance Renewable Energy
Partner
Mr. Baumgurtel is a partner in our Energy, Infrastructure and Resources group. He has 15 years of experience advising on energy and infrastructure projects, mergers and acquisitions...
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Giles Bavister, KL Gates Law Firm, Tax Law Attorney
Partner
Giles Bavister is a partner in the firm’s London office where he is a member of the Tax practice group. Mr. Bavister advises UK resident and non-resident companies, individuals and trusts...
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Neil A. Baylis, KL Gates, Telecom Industry Lawyer, Trade Regulation Attorney
Partner
Neil is a partner in the Competition and Trade Regulation, Travel and Leisure, and Telecom, Media and Technology practice groups. He has experience in advising clients on all aspects of EU...
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Devon C. Beane, Intellectual Property Lawyer, Patent Litigator, KL Gates, Law Firm
Associate
Devon Beane is an intellectual property lawyer concentrating her practice on patent litigation, appellate litigation, post-grant practice at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, patent...
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sarah Beason, Associate, KL Gates Law Firm
Associate
Sarah Beason is an associate in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.
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Samantha Beatty, Labor and Employment Attorney, K&L Gates Law Firm
Associate
Samantha Beatty is an associate in the firm’s Pittsburgh office where she is a member of the employee benefits and executive compensation practice group. Ms. Beatty has experience advising...
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Nora Becerra Healthcare Lawyer KL Gates Law Firm
Associate
Nora Becerra is an associate in the Chicago office and represents healthcare clients in regulatory and litigation matters, including responding to governmental investigations and defending...
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Annette E. Becker, Practice Area Leader, Corporate Lawyer, Securities Compliance Attorney
Practice Area Leader – Corporate & Transactional
Annette Becker has over 20 years experience practicing corporate law with an emphasis on U.S. and cross border mergers and acquisitions for emerging, middle market, and Fortune 500...
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Christopher J. Bellavia Corporate and M&A Attorney K&L Gates Seattle, WA
Partner
Christopher Bellavia is a partner in the firm’s Seattle office. He is a member of the corporate/M&A practice group. Mr. Bellavia has over 20 years of unique experience as a corporate,...
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Bryan Belling, employment lawyer, KL Gates
Partner
Mr. Belling focuses in industrial relations and employment law. He has 25 years experience and has appeared before both Australian State and Federal Courts and Industrial Tribunals in all...
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Won-Han Cheng, KL Gates Law Firm, Tax Attorney
Partner
Won-Han Cheng is a partner in the international law firm of K&L Gates, resident in its Seattle office, where she is a member of the Tax and Corporate practices.  Ms. Cheng focuses her...
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Sacha M. Cheong, KL Gates, Arbitration Litigation Lawyer, Hong Kong, Mediation Attorney
Partner
Sacha Cheong is a partner in the Hong Kong office of K&L Gates. He has practised in Hong Kong since 2001 and focuses on litigation before the Hong Kong courts, international arbitration...
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Limo T. Cherian Health Care Litigation Attorney K&L Gates Chicago, IL
Partner
Limo Cherian focuses her practice on health care regulatory, transactional and litigation issues. She has represented physicians and physician groups, clinically integrated organizations,...
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Virginia Chiao, KL Gates Law Firm, Labor and Employment Attorney
Associate
Virginia Chiao is an associate in the Chicago office. Her primary area of practice is Labor, Employment and Workplace Safety.
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 Sarah Chihi Labor, Employment and Workplace Safety Attorney K&L Gates Paris, France
Associate
Sarah Chihi is an associate in the firm’s Paris office, where she is a member of the LEWS practice group. Primary Practice Labor, Employment and Workplace Safety Professional Background...
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Owen Chio Oil, Gas & Resources Attorney K&L Gates Taipei, Taiwan
Partner
Owen Chio is a partner in the firm’s Taipei office and a member of the oil, gas & resource practice group. Mr. Chio’s experience includes advising on cross-border M&As and...
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Soyong Cho, Commercial Litigation Attorney, KL Gates Law firm
Partner
Soyong Cho concentrates her practice in commercial litigation, complex litigation and class actions, and government investigations and enforcement. Ms. Cho has regularly represented...
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Cheryl E. Choice Health Care K&L Gates Pittsburgh, PA
Associate
Cheryl Choice is an associate in the firm’s Pittsburgh office. She is a member of the health care and FDA practice group. Ms. Choice was the first person selected as a Pitt Law / K&L...
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Yoon Y. Choo, KL Gates, Corporate compliance lawyer, transactional matters attorney
Of Counsel
Ms. Choo advises open-end and closed-end investment companies on registration, regulation, compliance, and transactional matters. Her experience includes: Advising on day-to-day compliance...
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David Christensen, KL Gates, Financial Law and Commercial Litigation Attorney
Partner
David Christensen is a partner in the Boston office of K&L Gates and has extensive experience in complex commercial litigation. Mr. Christensen concentrates his practice in consumer...
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Joanna Diakos Kordalis Litigation Attorney KL Gates Law Firm
Partner
Ms. Diakos is a litigation partner in the firm's New York City office. Her practice involves the representation of numerous Fortune 500 companies and individuals in a broad range of complex...
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Kacy L. Dicke, Patent Prosecutor, Intellectual Property Attorney, KL Gates Law Firm
Associate
Kacy Dicke is an intellectual property lawyer focusing on patent litigation and prosecution related matters. She has a background in mechanical engineering and is registered to practice...
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Matthew S. Dicke Partner Chicago IP Procurement and Portfolio Management
Partner
Matthew S. Dicke is experienced in all facets of patent prosecution, freedom to operate and opinion work, and due diligence, as well as patent litigation and licensing. Mr. Dicke serves a...
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Brandon R. Dillman, KL Gates, Civil Litigation Lawyer, Summer Associate
Associate
Brandon R. Dillman is an associate in the firm’s Boston office. Professional Background Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Dillman was a summer associate in the firm’s Boston office in 2015. In...
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Kristina DiPano Healthcare Attorney K&L Gates
Associate
Kristina DiPano is an associate in the firm’s Charleston office. She is a member of the health care/FDA practice group. Ms. DiPano applies prior experience in government and private...
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Associate
Thomas Dollar is an associate in the firm’s New York office.  Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Dollar was judicial law clerk for the Honorable Roanne L. Mann of the United States District...
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 Richard A. Dollimore, UK Lawyer, Corporate Practice Group, London
Partner
Mr. Dollimore is a partner in the corporate practice group. He has a wide range of experience in both mergers and acquisitions and public company work with a particular focus on real estate...
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Sean P. Donovan-Smith, Financial Services Attorney, KL Gates, London Law Firm
Partner
Sean Donovan-Smith is a partner in the firm’s London office. He is a financial services lawyer with almost 20 years' experience in the financial services industry, having acted for a range...
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Ian J. Dorey, Insolvency, Bankruptcy Lawyer, KL Gates, Brisbane Law Firm
Partner
Mr. Dorey has a great depth of experience in all areas of insolvency, banking, recovery, and commercial litigation. His main focus is in the area of secured recovery, where he advises major...
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Fabrizio Dotti Banking & Asset Finance Attorney K&L Gates Milan, Italy
Partner
Fabrizio Dotti is a partner in the Milan office. He specializes in the banking and financial markets sectors and has a focus on acquisition and real estate finance and corporate lending. He...
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Brian M. Forbes, KL Gates, mortgage lending attorney, consumer financial services institutions lawyer
Partner
Mr. Forbes is a partner in the Boston office of K&L Gates with extensive experience in complex commercial litigation. Mr. Forbes is a member of the firm’s Financial Institution and...
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David L. Forney, KL Gates, strategic joint venture lawyer, Corporate Transactions,
Partner
David Forney is a “company side” corporate lawyer specializing in corporate, strategic joint venture and M&A transactions. For nearly 30 years, David has represented industry parties in...
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Daniel W. Fox, KL Gates, Product Liability Defense Lawyer, Environmental Litigation Attorney
Associate
Daniel Fox, an associate in the firm’s San Francisco office, focuses his practice on commercial disputes, product liability defense, and environmental litigation. He has successfully...
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Tim Fox, Commercial Litigation Lawyer, International Arbitration, KL Gates Law Firm
Associate
Tim Fox is a senior associate in the firm's London office and focuses his practice on commercial litigation in the High Court and international arbitration under various institutional rules...
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Andrew P. Francisco Public Policy & Law Attorney K&L Gates Washington DC
Associate
Andrew Francisco is an associate at the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. He is a member of the policy and regulatory practice area. Professional Background Mr. Francisco previously served as...
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Of Counsel
Kimberly Frank is counsel in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, and is a member of the power practice group. Kimberly represents clients in a broad array of electric utility regulatory...
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Bart Freedman, KL Gates Law Firm, Complex Commercial Litigation Attorney
Partner
Mr. Freedman’s practice encompasses a broad range of environmental, business, eminent domain, and Indian Law litigation in federal and state courts, as well as alternative dispute...
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Eric E. Freedman, KL Gates Law Firm, energy contract interpretation issues lawyer, Seattle Attorney
Partner
Mr. Freedman represents a wide variety of clients, in both the private and public sectors, on energy and electric utility law issues. His practice emphasizes energy, utilities and...
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Stephen Freeman, KL Gates Law Firm, Orange County, Tax Law Attorney
Of Counsel
Stephen Freeman is a partner in the firm's Orange County office and works with businesses, business owners and executives in general and sophisticated tax planning involving mergers and...
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Shannan L. Frisbie Intellectual Property Attorney KL Gates Law Firm Seattle Washington
Partner
Ms. Frisbie’s practice is focused on commercial transactions involving technology and intellectual property. She has extensive experience drafting and negotiating software, hardware,...
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Gillian Giannetti
Associate
Gillian Giannetti is an associate in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, where she is a member of the Energy, Infrastructure, and Resources practice area.  Ms. Giannetti also practices in...
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Kiran Giblin Real Estate Trainee Solicitor London
Trainee Solicitor
Kiran Giblin is a trainee solicitor in the firm’s London office currently sitting in real estate and planning departments. He previously gained experience in the complex commercial...
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Todd Gibson, Investment Management Group, Attorney, KL Gates Law Firm
Partner
Mr. Gibson is a member of the firm’s Investment Management Group, and his practice focuses primarily on international aspects of investment management services and globally-distributed fund...
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Andrew W. Gilchrist, Contentious Intellectual Property Matters Attorney, KL Gates, Law firm
Senior Associate
Andrew Gilchrist is a senior associate in the firm's London office. He concentrates his practice on intellectual property matters, both contentious and non-contentious, and advises...
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Lech Giliciński, Corporate and Financial Restructurings Attorney, KL Gates, Law Firm, Warsaw
Partner
Dr. Lech Giliciński is a partner in the firm’s Warsaw office. He focuses his practice on corporate and financial restructurings, as well as banking and finance matters and private equity....
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Rebecca Gill Commercial Technology and Sourcing Lawyer Melbourne K&L Gates
Rebecca
Ms. Gill is a lawyer in our Corporate and Transactional team at the Melbourne office. Primary Practice Commercial Technology and Sourcing Education J.D., Melbourne School of Law University...
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Caleb E. Ginsberg Corporate Attorney K&L Gates Portland, OR & New York, NY
Associate
Caleb Ginsberg is a member of the corporate/M&A practice group, focusing on sports, media and emerging growth sectors. Mr. Ginsberg has worked on matters for clients ranging from...
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Frederic J. Giordano, Insurance Coverage, Litigation, KL Gates, Law Firm
Partner
Fred Giordano focuses his practice on insurance coverage litigation and counseling and complex civil and commercial litigation. Mr. Giordano’s insurance coverage practice is limited to...
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Sonia R. Gioseffi, KL Gates, transactional matters lawyer, federal securities laws
Partner
Sonia Gioseffi concentrates her practice in the investment management area, and focuses on a variety of regulatory, transactional and counseling matters involving state and federal...
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Rick Giovannelli attorney
Attorney
Mr. Giovannelli is a partner in the Charlotte office and focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, corporate finance, including senior debt, mezzanine debt and...
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Barry Hart, Attorney, KLGates
Attorney
Barry Hart is of counsel in the Tax-Exempt Organizations/Nonprofit Institutions practice group. He has more than 40 years of experience advising U.S. and foreign tax-exempt organizations –...
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Michael A. Hart, Employee Benefits attorney, KL Gates
Partner
Mr. Hart has a broad-based employee benefits practice, with experience in areas such as ESOPs, executive compensation, qualified and nonqualified retirement plans, equity-based compensation...
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Barry Hartman, Litigation Attorney, Environmental Attorney, KL Gates Law Firm
Partner
Mr. Hartman represents companies and individuals in criminal and civil investigations, trials, and appeals primarily involving complex federal regulatory programs, with an emphasis on...
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Elizabeth Hastilow, KL Gates Law Firm, Investment Management Attorney
Partner
Ms. Hastilow is a leading adviser to clients in the investment management industry. She has a demonstrated track record of assisting clients through complex investment funds transactions,...
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Shanda Hastings, KL Gates Law Firm, Government Enforcement Attorney
Partner
Ms. Hastings concentrates her practice in government enforcement and internal investigations. She has extensive experience representing banks, investment advisers, broker-dealers, and other...
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Merrick D. Hatcher, KL Gates, securities offerings attorney, private equity lawyer
Partner
Merrick Hatcher concentrates his practice on transactional matters, including mergers, acquisitions, securities offerings and private equity and venture capital investments. He also...
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Holly D. Hatfield, KL Gates, Merger Acquisitions Lawyer, Debt Equity Financing Attorney
Partner
Ms. Hatfield is a partner in the firm’s Corporate/M&A practice group and is based in New York. She represents clients in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and other business...
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Hattery, Partner, Seattle
Partner
David Hattery’s practice focuses on representing clients involved in the construction industry, including major commercial construction projects, thermal power plants, and renewable energy...
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Brian Healey, Brisbane, Australia, K&L Gates, real estate, agribusiness, food industry, real estate lawyer, water rights, agricultural property,
Partner
Mr Healey has more than 20 years' experience dedicated almost exclusively to servicing clients in agribusiness and primary industries. Focusing primarily on agricultural property, water...
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Bonny Hedderly Professional Support Attorney K&L Gates London, UK
Professional Support Lawyer
Ms. Hedderly is a senior associate and professional support lawyer in the Real Estate group. She has acted on behalf of a variety of clients including banks, pension funds, opportunity...
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William Keyser, KL Gates Law Firm, Energy Law Attorney
Partner
William Keyser, a partner in Washington, D.C., focuses his practice on regulatory litigation and transactions involving the nation’s electricity and capacity markets. Will represents...
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Associate
Eric Khodadian is an associate in the firm’s Los Angeles office and a member of the energy, infrastructure and resources practice group focusing on litigation, risk management, and...
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Alyssa B. King, KL Gates, investment management lawyer, financial institutions attorney
Associate
Alyssa King is an associate in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. She focuses her practice on investment management matters and financial institutions law.
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Jeffrey King, KLGates, litigation lawyer
Partner
Mr. King’s practice has concentrated in complex commercial litigation and arbitration in a variety of areas, including business disputes, admiralty, transportation, product liability, toxic...
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Harry Kingsley Commercial Corporate Attorney K & L Gates Law Firm Melbourne
Partner
Mr. Kingsley is a corporate and commercial lawyer specializing in equity and debt capital markets and M&A. He also has deep experience in land-based logistics and transport, in...
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Tyler Kirk, Securities, Finance, Attorney, KL Gates Law Firm
Associate
Tyler Kirk is an associate in K&L Gates' Washington, D.C. office, and a member of the firm's Investment Management, Hedge Funds and Alternative Investments practice group. Mr. Kirk...
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William Kirk, KL Gates Law Firm, Tax and Financial Services Attorney
Partner
Bill Kirk, a partner at K&L Gates, represents clients before Congress and Executive Branch agencies with emphasis on tax, financial services, corporate and transportation and...
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Sara KirkPatrick Corporate Lawyer KL Gates
Associate
Sara Kirkpatrick is an associate in the Wilmington office where she focuses on various corporate governance and transactional matters. She provides guidance to boards of directors and board...
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Kevin C. Klein, KLGates, real estate lawyer
Associate
Kevin Klein focuses his practice in the areas of economic development incentives, government relations, and complex commercial litigation. Mr. Klein has considerable experience representing...
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Brian Kluckman, KL Gates Law Firm, Complex Litigation Attorney
Associate
Brian Kluckman is an associate in the Commercial Disputes practice group of the firm’s Pittsburgh office. Mr. Kluckman has over seven years of complex commercial and criminal litigation...
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Nicholas Leibham, KL Gates, Public Services and Finance Attorney
Partner
Nick Leibham is a partner in the firm’s Washington, D.C. and Orange County offices. Mr. Leibham is part of the innovation law and policy group and spearheads the emerging technologies...
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Christa Lenard, KL Gates Law Firm, Labor and Employment Attorney
Partner
Ms. Lenard is a workplace relations and employment lawyer with extensive experience in advising large and medium private sector companies as well as public sector departments and agencies...
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Cecil C. Leong Trade Consulting Attorney K&L Gates Singapore
Regional Director for Trade Consulting
Mr. Leong is a regional director for trade consulting in the antitrust, competition, and trade regulation practice group. He is recognized in the area of customs advisory in Asia. In...
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Steven B. Levine Investment Management Attorney K&L Gates Washington DC
Associate
Mr. Levine focuses his practice on representing investment companies, their independent board members, investment advisers, and broker-dealers. His experience includes organizing and...
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Gregory T. Lewis Associate Los Angeles Complex Commercial Litigation and Disputes Labor, Employment and Workplace Safety
Associate
Gregory Lewis is an associate in the firm's Los Angeles office. Mr. Lewis is a member of the firm’s complex commercial litigation and disputes and global ethical supply chain practice...
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Kenneth C. Liao, KL Gates, Commercial Licensing Licensure Lawyer, Intellectual property Attorney
Associate
Mr. Liao is an associate in the firm’s New York office, where he is a member of intellectual property practice group. Education J.D., Fordham University School of Law, 2014 B.A., New...
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Lichtenstein, Associate, Paris
Associate
Sidney Lichtenstein is an associate in the firm's Paris office, where he focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, and corporate law.
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James Lightley-Hunt International Arbitration Attorney K&L Gates Dubai
Senior Associate
James Lightley-Hunt is an associate in the firm’s Dubai office. He has particular experience in complex cross-border dispute resolution, including in international arbitration and...
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Michael Lignos, KL Gates Law Firm, Complex Commercial Litigation Attorney
Associate
Michael Lignos is a litigation associate in the firm’s New York office. Mr. Lignos focuses his practice on commercial disputes with an emphasis on maritime law. In his career, Mr. Lignos...
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Jillian Lim, KL Gates, Biomedical Engineering Lawyer, Melbourne, International Patent Applications Attorney
Patent Attorney
Ms. Lim is a registered Australian and New Zealand patent attorney with a technical background in Biomedical Engineering. Ms. Lim focuses her practice on patent procurement and strategic...
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Pasquale Marini, KL Gates, mergers acquisitions lawyer, financial services restructuring attorney
Partner
Pasquale Marini is a partner in the firm’s Milan office. He concentrates his practice on corporate matters with a particular emphasis on mergers and acquisitions in the financial services...
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Greta Marks Labor, Employment and Workplace Safety Lawyer Melbourne K&L Gates
Lawyer
Greta Marks is a lawyer in the Labour, Employment and Workplace Safety team in our Melbourne office. Ms. Marks has experience providing advice to clients in a range of industries across the...
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John M. Marmora Partner Newark Real Estate
Partner
John Marmora concentrates his practice of over 35 years in all aspects of real estate law, with an emphasis on zoning and land use matters, including commercial, industrial, Brownfields,...
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Hannah Maroney HealthCare Lawyer K&L Gates
Associate
Hannah Maroney is an associate at the firm’s Research Triangle Park office. She is a member of the health care practice group. Prior to joining the firm, Hannah served as an attorney at a...
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Cassandra Marsh, KL Gates Law Firm, Real Estate and Finance Attorney
Senior Associate
Ms Marsh advises a broad range of clients including property developers, vendors, purchasers, landlords and tenants in relation to their property transactions. She has experience in sales...
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Jennifer P.M. Marsh IP Lawyer KLGates
Partner
Jennifer Marsh is partner in the firm's London office. She concentrates her practice on all aspects of EU and UK competition law and commercial agreements.  Ms. Marsh’s work covers merger...
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Grant T. Martin Real Estate K&L Gates Pittsburgh, PA
Associate
Grant Martin is an associate in the firm’s Pittsburgh office and a member of the real estate practice group. He has experience in all aspects of transactional real estate law, including...
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Michael Martinez Antitrust Lawyer
Managing Partner
Michael E. Martínez concentrates his practice on multi-district class actions and arbitrations involving a wide spectrum of antitrust and complex commercial litigation issues. He has...
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Vince L. Martinez, KL Gates, government enforcement lawyer, False Claims Act attorney
Partner
Vincente (Vince) Martinez is a partner in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, where he focuses on government enforcement matters. Mr. Martinez most recently served as the Chief of the...
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Christopher J. Martini, Investment Management, Hedge Funds and Alternative Investments Attorney, KL Gates, Law firm
Associate
Christopher Martini is an associate in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office and a member of the Investment Management, Hedge Funds and Alternative Investments practice group. Admitted only in...
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Blaise Niosi, KL Gates, Fine Art lawyer, Cultural Property attorney
Associate
Blaise Niosi is a litigation associate in the firm’s New York office. While attending law school, Ms. Niosi was an Associate Editor of the Fordham Law Review and co-founder of the Art Law...
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Molly Nixon, Litigation Associate, Environmental Attorney, KL Gates, Law firm
Associate
Molly Nixon is a litigation associate focusing on environmental, land, natural resources, and energy matters. She has represented clients in a variety of industries in federal and state...
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Anthony R.G. Nolan, KL Gates, fixed income securities lawyer, structured finance attorney
Practice Area Leader
Anthony Nolan is a finance partner in the New York office and is a Practice Area Leader for the firm's global Finance practice. Mr. Nolan has a domestic and international practice that...
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Lauren Norris Donahue, KL Gates, antitrust cartel litigation lawyer, trade regulation attorney
Partner
Lauren Norris Donahue is a partner in the firm’s Antitrust, Competition & Trade Regulation practice group.  She focuses on complex civil litigation, government enforcement, and white...
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 Matthew J. Norton, KLGates, real estate lawyer
Practice Leader
Matt Norton maintains an international practice and concentrates his practice in the areas of corporate and real estate related transactions and financings, cross-border investment, and...
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Todd Nunn, KL Gates Law Firm, Labor and Employment Attorney
Partner
Todd Nunn is a partner in K&L Gates' Seattle office. His practice emphasizes employment law, class action defense and electronic discovery. Todd has defended class actions on behalf of...
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Paris Petranis, KL Gates, Healthcare risk management lawyer, Contracting, Australia
Partner
Mr. Petranis is a corporate and commercial lawyer with a background in health, having previously worked as a healthcare professional for almost 10 years. His practice focuses on the health...
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Beth W. Petronio Complex Commercial Litigation K&L Gates Dallas, TX
Partner
Ms. Petronio is experienced in representing clients in a large variety of complex commercial litigation and arbitration matters. She has practiced before federal, bankruptcy and state...
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Michael Pfeifer, KL Gates Law Firm, Public Policy Attorney
Associate
Michael Pfeifer is an associate in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.
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Warren L. Phelops, Telecom, Media and Technology, Sports Betting, Gaming, K&L Gates Law firm
Partner
Warren Phelops is a partner in the Telecom, Media and Technology, the Sports and the Betting and Gaming practice groups of K&L Gates.  He focuses his practice on international...
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Joseph Phelps, KL Gates, Emerging Growth attorney, Venture Capital lawyer
Associate
Joseph Phelps is an associate in the firm’s Seattle office. He focuses his practice on corporate matters. Prior to joining K&L Gates, Mr. Phelps was an associate at another Seattle law...
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Edward D. Phillips, Associate, Government Investigations Attorney, Antitrust, Higher Education Lawyer, KL Gates Law Firm
Associate
Mr. Phillips defends companies and individuals that are being investigated or prosecuted by the government. He has experience with complex, multinational investigations and his practice...
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Gerard Phillips, Australia, Industrial Lawyers, KL Gates Law Firm
Partner
Mr. Phillips is one of Australia's most well known and high profile industrial lawyers who is consistently recognised as one of Australia’s leading lawyers in Chambers Asia-Pacific legal...
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Keisha Phippen IP Procurement & Portfolio Management Attorney K&L Gates London, UK
Associate
Keisha Phippen is an associate in the firm’s London office where she is a member of the IP procurement and portfolio management practice group. Professional Background Prior to joining the...
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Timothy Pierce, KL Gates Law Firm, Construction Law Attorney
Partner
Mr. Pierce’s practice almost exclusively involves legal matters in the construction industry.  He works with construction industry clients from the inception of a project and the formation...
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Gregory Pieris attorney  trade marks, designs, copyright and trade practices law KL& Gates Melbourne
Special Counsel
Mr. Pieris is an intellectual property lawyer with particular experience in litigious and non-litigious matters involving trade marks, designs, copyright and trade practices law. Mr. Pieris...
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Pierce Richardson, KL Gates Law Firm, Real Estate and Investment Attorney
Partner
Mr. Richardson practices transactional real estate law. His practice is concentrated on real estate development (retail, office, commercial and industrial facilities), including land...
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Jeffrey Richter Litigation Attorney K&L Gates Pittsburgh, PA
Associate
Jeffrey Richter is an associate in the firm’s Pittsburgh office. He focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation and arbitration. Jeffrey helps clients resolve litigation across a...
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Dr. Philipp Riedl, KL Gates, bonded loans lawyer, securitization solutions attorney
Counsel
Dr. Philipp Riedl focuses his practice on investment management. He structures and documents regulated investments for both retail and institutional investors. These investments comprise...
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David L. Rieser, KL Gates, private cost recovery actions lawyer, environmental insurance attorney
Of Counsel
David Rieser has more than three decades of experience advising clients in all areas of environmental law, including legislative, regulatory, compliance and law enforcement matters,...
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Georgina Rigg, KL Gates Law Firm, London, Finance Law Attorney
Associate
Georgina Rigg is an associate in the firm’s London office. She splits her practice into three core areas, namely, 1) intellectual property and commercial law including advertising, 2) EU...
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Erinn Rigney, KL Gates Law Firm, Labor and Employment Attorney
Associate
Ms. Rigney is an associate in the Raleigh office, focusing her practice on labor, employment and workplace safety.
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Chelsie D. Rimel Investigations, Enforcement & White Collar Attorney K&L Gates Washington DC
Associate
Chelsie Rimel is an associate at the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. She is a member of the investigations, enforcement, and white collar practice group. Professional Background During law...
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Judith E. Rinearson, KL Gates, federal consumer protection lawyer, anti money laundering attorney
Partner
Judith Rinearson is a partner in the firm’s New York and London offices. Ms. Rinearson concentrates her practice in prepaid and emerging payment systems, electronic payments, crypto/virtual...
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Mark W. Roberts, Tax Attorney, Estate Planning Lawyer, KL Gates, Law firm
Partner
Mr. Roberts counsels and represents individuals and families in both tax and non-tax aspects of estate planning, with an emphasis on personalized needs and advanced tax planning, including...
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Government Affairs Analyst
Ryann Roberts is a government affairs analyst in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.
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Michael Schalk, KL Gates Law Firm, Toxic Tort Litigation Attorney
Partner
Mr. Schalk is a partner in our Pittsburgh office practicing in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice group. He focuses his practice primarily in product liability and toxic tort...
412-355-6493
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James E. Scheuermann, KL Gates, Corporate Enterprise Lawyer, Antitrust Matters Attorney
Partner
Mr. Scheuermann advises and litigates on behalf of major corporate enterprises faced with strategic litigation challenges. In this role, he develops, coordinates and implements larger...
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Associate
Clara Schmit is an associate in the firm’s Paris office. She is a member of the commercial technology and sourcing practice group. She advises clients in matters related to information...
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Rainer Schmitt, KL Gates Law Firm, Tax Law Attorney
Partner
Rainer Schmitt is a partner in the firm's tax practice group in Frankfurt. He focuses on the structuring and implementation of cross-border investments, reorganizations and financing, and...
49069-945-196290
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Lori L. Schneider Corporate Finance Attorney K&L Gates Law Firm
Partner
Ms. Schneider is a partner in the investment management group of K&L Gates and is based in the Washington, D.C. office. She has over twenty years of experience in representing...
202.778.9305
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Eli Schooley, KL Gates Law Firm, Washington DC, Tax Law Attorney
Associate
Eli Schooley is an associate in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, where he is a member of the public policy and law practice group. Eli focuses his practice on federal legislative and...
202-778-9039
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Jeremiah Schwarz, KL Gates Law Firm, Miami, Corporate Law Attorney
Associate
Jeremy Schwarz is an associate in the Miami office who works in the area of mergers and acquisitions, US and offshore securities offerings, cross-border transactions including buyouts,...
305-539-3391
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Christiane Schweizer, Patent Attorney, IP, Berlin, Munich, Germany, Patent Prosecution
European Patent Attorney
Christiane Schweizer is counsel in the firm’s Berlin office. She has been active in the area of intellectual property since 2006. She focuses on patent prosecution, opposition and appeal...
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Gabriel T. Scott Health Care Attorney K&L Gates Research Triangle Park, NC
Associate
Gabriel Scott is an associate in the firm’s Research Triangle Park office where he practices health law. Mr. Scott applies his prior experience in government, private practice, and...
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Laura Scully, KL Gates Law Firm, Labor and Employment Attorney
Associate
Laura Scully is an associate in the Newark office and focuses her practice on labor and employment law on behalf of management. Ms. Scully represents employers before federal and state...
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Gabrielle E. Thompson Environmental Attorney K&L Gates
Associate
Gabrielle Thompson is an associate in K&L Gates’s Seattle office where she concentrates her practice on environmental litigation and appeals, environmental regulatory compliance and...
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Lawyer
James W. Thompson is a lawyer at K&L Gates' Brisbane office.
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Elizabeth A. Thomsen Associate Raleigh Commercial Technology and Sourcing
Associate
Elizabeth Thomsen is an associate at the firm’s Raleigh office. She is a member of the commercial technology and sourcing practice group. Ms. Thomsen’s practice focuses on commercial and...
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Christopher B. Tillson, KLGates, corporate lawyer
Partner
Mr. Tillson practices in the area of corporate law, with an emphasis on commercial transactions both international and domestic in scope. He has invaluable experience serving the daily...
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Jack Tipple, litigation lawyer, KLGates
Senior Associate
Mr. Tipple is a commercial litigator with more than seven years' experience in complex disputes and has a current practice focused on professional indemnity litigation.  Mr. Tipple is...
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Ankur K. Tohan, KL Gates Law Firm, Environmental Law Attorney
Partner
Ankur Tohan works with the firm's Environmental, Land and Natural Resources practice. His practice focuses on energy infrastructure, natural resource development, compliance counseling, and...
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Jonathan J. Tong Investment Management Attorney K&L Gates San Francisco, CA
Associate
Mr. Tong focuses his practice on counseling investment advisers, private fund managers, and broker-dealers as well as hedge funds, private equity, venture capital and other private...
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Martina Topercerova, KLGates Law Firm, Brussels, Policy and Regulatory Specialist
Policy and Regulatory Specialist
Martina Topercerova is a financial services policy and regulatory specialist in the Brussels office. Ms. Topercerova, a non-lawyer, has a direct experience with EU policy making from the...
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Stephen G. Topetzes, Financial Services, Government Investigations Attorney, KL Gates,  Law Firm
Partner
Steve Topetzes is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office. His practice centers on the defense of financial services clients and other companies or individuals with respect to government...
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Philip Torbøl, KL Gates, cartel investigations lawyer, merger control attorney
Partner
Philip Torbøl is a founding partner of the firm’s Brussels office. His practice focuses on EU competition law and government strategies. Mr. Torbøl’s competition experience includes...
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Frank Voon Practice Area Leader - Corporate Hong Kong Beijing
Practice Area Leader - Corporate
Frank Voon is a corporate partner of K&L Gates Beijing and Hong Kong offices, and a practice area leader for the global corporate practice. Mr. Voon focuses on cross-border mergers and...
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Christopher Voss, KL Gates Law Firm, Margers and Acquisitions Attorney
Partner
C.J. has a corporate transactions practice that spans the business lifecycle, from start-up through exit. At the start-up and growth stages, C.J. advises entrepreneurs and emerging growth...
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Benjamin E. Weed, Registered Patent Attorney, KL Gates, Chicago Law Firm
Partner
Mr. Weed is a registered patent attorney with a background in computer science. He concentrates his practice in patent litigation, post grant practice at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board,...
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Cynthia M. Weed Banking & Asset Finance Attorney K&L Gates Seattle, WA
Partner
Ms. Weed practices in the public law and finance areas of the firm with a focus on structured finance and leasing. Since 1978, she has worked with states, state agencies, public...
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Justin L. Weisberg, Partner, Construction Law Attorney, Commercial Litigator, KL Gates, Law Firm
Partner
Justin Weisberg is a partner focusing on construction law and commercial litigation. Mr. Weisberg represents private, public, local and international clients in a variety of construction-...
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Margaret R. Westbrook Restructuring & Insolvency Attorney K&L Gates Raleigh, NC
Partner
Ms. Westbrook is a partner in the Raleigh office and has two distinct areas of practice: restructuring and insolvency and campaign finance. Currently serving as the U.S. practice group...
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Luke Westmore Energy & Infrastructure Attorney K&L Gates Melbourne, Australia
Partner
Mr. Westmore has over 17 years' experience in complex energy and infrastructure projects. In addition to his expertise in drafting and negotiating EPC agreements, power purchase agreements...
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Trayne S. Wheeler Investment Management Attorney K&L Gates Boston, MA
Partner
Mr. Wheeler is a partner in K&L Gates’ Boston office in the investment management group. His practice focuses on advising mutual funds, exchange-traded funds, hedge funds, investment...
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Carlos White, KL Gates Law Firm, Transaction and Business Attorney
Of Counsel
Carlos White is a transactional lawyer with substantial experience in advising on corporate, commercial, and franchising matters. Carlos’ experience includes representing clients on...
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White, Partner, Seattle, KL Gates,
Partner
Claire is a partner in the firm’s Seattle office, and a member of the corporate practice group. Her practice focuses on representing startup and growth-stage companies and venture capital...
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Liz White focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation, with an emphasis on appellate litigation, securities, antitrust, and intellectual property disputes. Ms. White has extensive...
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Giles Whittaker, KL Gates, corporate transactional lawyer, outsourcing intellectual property attorney
Mr. Whittaker is a corporate and transactional lawyer with a focus on technology, outsourcing and intellectual property (IP). He advises on a broad range of technology and broadcasting...
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