March 26, 2019

K&L Gates

Phone: 412-355-6500

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:

Rebecca Bolton, Special Counsel, Tax Planning, Attorney, KL Gates, Law firm
Special Counsel
Ms. Bolton acts for a broad range of clients providing both direct and indirect taxation advice. Her experience in tax planning and advisory work includes corporate reconstructions,...
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Lexi Bond, Commercial Litigation, KL Gates Law Firm
Associate
Alexandria (Lexi) Bond focuses her practice on commercial litigation, including the representation of clients in contractual disputes, business torts, false advertising and unfair...
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Eric Boone, finance lawyer, KL Gates
Special Counsel
Mr. Boone has more than 15 years' experience as a leading capital markets, banking and finance lawyer with deep experience in corporate finance and acquisition and leveraged finance. He has...
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Sarah Bowman, partner, KL Gates
Partner
Sarah Bowman is a partner in the Private Clients, Trusts and Estates group in the firm’s Seattle office. Ms. Bowman focuses her practice on estate planning, estate and trust administration...
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Natalie R. Boyd, Banking and Asset Finance Lawyer, London Office, KL Gates
Partner
Natalie Boyd is a finance partner in the firm’s London office, primarily focused on structured products, debt capital markets, secured bank lending, derivatives and GCC wide regulation. Ms...
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April Boyer, Employment Law, Commercial Litigation Attorney, KL Gates, Law Firm
Partner
April Boyer focuses her practice on employment law and complex commercial litigation where she serves as lead trial counsel for companies involved in disputes in state and federal courts,...
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Christine Braamskamp, Corporate Crime Attorney, Regulatory Lawyer, KL Gates, Law firm
Partner
Christine Braamskamp leads the Corporate Crime and Regulatory Team in the firm’s London office. She concentrates her practice on multi-jurisdictional white collar crime, internal...
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Reese Bramell, KL Gates Law Firm, Dallas, Commercial Law Attorney
Associate
Reese Brammell represents buyers and sellers in a wide variety of commercial and corporate transactions, including many technology matters. He advises clients on software licensing, IT and...
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Travis Brannon, KL Gates Law Firm, Environmental Law Attorney
Associate
Mr. Brannon is an associate in our Pittsburgh office, and focuses his practice on energy and environmental matters, with an emphasis on oil and gas litigation. Mr. Brannon represents energy...
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Dean A. Brazier, KL Gates, Corporate Mergers Lawyer, public Accountant Attorney
Associate
Dean Brazier is an associate in the firm’s Corporate/M&A practice group in the Washington, D.C. office. Mr. Brazier leverages his prior experience as a Certified Public Accountant and...
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Jeff Cohen, KL Gates Law Firm, Washington DC, Energy Law Attorney
Partner
Jeff Cohen focuses his practice on the development and financing of domestic and international energy and infrastructure projects. He also has a wide range of experience in cross-border...
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Louisa A. Cole, KL Gates, employment lawyer
Senior Associate
Louisa Cole is a senior associate at the firm’s London office. She is a member of the LEWS practice group. Ms. Cole has extensive experience advising on UK immigration law and has...
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Piers Coleman, KL Gates, Real Estate Matters Lawyer, London, Leasing Specialist Attorney
Partner
Mr. Coleman is a partner in the firm’s Real Estate practice group in the London office.  Mr. Coleman acts for a variety of real estate clients from the larger investor and occupier to the...
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J. Barclay Collins, Partner, KL Gates
Partner
Barclay Collins is a partner in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office and a member of the Tax-Exempt Organizations/Nonprofit Institutions practice group. He advises tax-exempt clients on a...
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Joseph D. Condo, KL Gates, Infrastructure Projects Lawyer, renewable energy sector attorney
Partner
Joe Condo focuses his practice on infrastructure projects and transactions, with an emphasis on the renewable energy sector. He has significant experience in complex foreign and domestic...
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Darrell Conner, KL Gates Law Firm, Public Policy Attorney
Government Affairs Counselor
Mr. Conner is a government affairs counselor in the Public Policy and Law practice group at K&L Gates, one of the largest policy groups in the United States.  He has nearly 25 years of...
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Mallory Cooney Complex Commercial Litigation Attorney
Associate
Mallory Cooney is an associate in K&L Gates’ Complex Commercial Litigation practice. Ms. Cooney represents businesses in litigation and disputes at the trial and appellate levels. Her...
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Stephan Coonrod, KL Gates Law Firm, Seattle, Corporate Law Attorney
Partner
Stephan has a domestic and international business practice centering on acquisitions, venture capital and other equity investments, transborder transactions, trade issues and technology...
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Stephen Cooper, KL Gates Law Firm, Public Policy Attorney
Government Affairs Counselor
Stephen Cooper has more than 35 years of experience in government and government relations, representing large corporations such as Time Warner, AIG, Boeing, Dupont, Cigna, financial...
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Belinda Copley, KL Gates, mining, construction, pharmaceutical industry lawyer,
Special Counsel
Ms. Copley has more than 10 years' experience in providing a comprehensive advisory service on all areas of employment law to corporate and public sector clients. Ms. Copley works with...
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Amy Groff, KL Gates Law Firm, Labor and Employment Attorney
Partner
Ms. Groff’s practice involves employment law, general civil and commercial litigation, and appellate work. Her employment law practice involves representing employers before administrative...
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William Grossenbacher, KL Gates Law Firm, Charleston, Corporate and Finance Law Attorney
Associate
Will Grossenbacher focuses his practice on transactional corporate and finance matters across industries. He counsels both publicly and privately held entities, including private equity and...
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Max Gu, Cross-border Business Transactions Attorney, KL Gates, Law firm
Partner
Mr. Gu’s practice includes cross-border business transactions, private equity investments, general corporate matters, foods regulations, corporate compliance matters and overseas public...
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Ignasi Guardans, KL Gatens Law Firm, Public Policy Attorney
Partner
Ignasi Guardans, PhD, is a partner in the firm’s Brussels office. Before joining K&L Gates he was involved in public policy and governmental affairs in different ways since 1995, in...
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Ayman Guirguis, KL Gates, Australian Competition Lawyer, Consumer Commission attorney
Partner
Mr. Guirguis advises clients on all aspects of antitrust/competition law as well as consumer law. He has a wealth of experience advising clients on merger clearance, joint ventures and on...
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Nyomi Gunasekera, KL Gates, Australia, corporate and transactional dispute resolution Lawyer,
Ms. Gunasekera is a lawyer in the Labour, Employment and Workplace Safety team. She also has experience in corporate and transactional and litigation and dispute resolution. Professional/...
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Steven F. Hill, KL Gates, enforcement matters lawyer, export controls attorney
Partner
Steven Hill is a partner in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. He has nearly 20 years of experience in a broad array of international trade regulation compliance and enforcement matters,...
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Michael Hinckle, FDA regulatory and pharmaceutical pricing attorney, KL Gates, Law Firm
Partner
Mr. Hinckle’s practice focuses on counseling corporations and individuals on all aspects of FDA regulatory and pharmaceutical pricing matters.  His primary efforts are in the area of...
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Elias Hinckley, KL Gates Law Firm, Washington DC, Energy Law Attorney
Partner
Elias Hinckley is a partner in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. He focuses his practice on assisting clients navigating a changing energy, tax, and financial landscape by efficiently and...
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Clifford C. Histed, Financial Markets Lawyer, Health Care Attorney, KL Gates, Law Firm
Partner
Cliff Histed focuses on representing companies and individuals operating in highly-regulated industries, particularly in the areas of financial markets, trading, and health care, during...
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Katy Hoffee, IP lawyer, KLGates
Associate
Katherine Hoffee is an intellectual property lawyer focusing on patent litigation and patent office litigation.  She has an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering and is registered to...
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William H. Holmes, KL Gates, Hydroelectric infrastructure projects lawyer, energy transactions attorney
Partner
William Holmes is a partner in the firm’s Portland office. He focuses his practice in the area of energy and infrastructure projects and transactions with an emphasis on wind energy, solar...
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Anthony Holtzman, KL Gates Law Firm, Environmental Law Attorney
Partner
Mr. Holtzman’s practice is focused on environmental law, constitutional law, appellate litigation, gaming law, and commercial litigation. He regularly practices before the U.S. Court of...
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Robert Honeywell, KL Gates Law Firm, Restructuring and Insolvency Attorney
Of Counsel
Mr. Honeywell is of counsel in the restructuring and insolvency department of K&L Gates’ New York City office. He has over 19 years of experience in Chapter 11 reorganizations, out-of-...
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Cindy Hong, Anticorruption Attorney, China, KL Gates Law Firm
Partner
Ms. Hong is a partner in the firm’s Shanghai office. She concentrates her practice area in anti-corruption compliance and corporate transactions. She has experience advising multi-national...
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Takahiro Hoshino attorney KL Gates Tokyo
Attorney
Mr. Hoshino is a partner in the Tokyo office who focuses on domestic and international corporate law. He advises clients on a variety of legal matters in relation to corporate transactions...
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Jill Louis, KL Gates Law Firm, Corporate Law Attorney
Partner
Ms. Louis has a breadth of experience advising multi-location retail and industrial companies. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Louis was the general counsel for a large private equity...
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Eric A. Love, KL Gates, Capital Markets Compliance Lawyer, Treasury Legislation Attorney
Law Clerk
Eric A. Love is a member of K&L Gates’ Public Policy and Law Practice and is based in the Washington, D.C. office. Mr. Love focuses on federal legislative and regulatory policy issues...
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Matthew N. Lowe, KL Gates, financial services litigation attorney, class action lawyer
Associate
Mr. Lowe concentrates his practice in general civil and commercial litigation matters, with an emphasis in financial services litigation and class action litigation defense. He also has...
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Andrea W. Lucan, KL Gates, Lawyer, development, financing, construction attorney
Partner
Andrea Lucan is a partner in the firm’s Los Angeles office. She focuses her practice on project development and finance, with a particular emphasis on representing companies engaged in the...
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Carrie Yijia Luo, Associate, KL Gates, Shanghai Law firm
Associate
Carrie Luo is an associate in the firm’s Shanghai office. Prior to joining K&L Gates, Ms. Luo was a lawyer of the China Practice Group at a law firm in Seattle, WA. Her practice focuses...
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Patrick J. McElhinny, Partner, Patent Attorney, KL Gates Law Firm
Partner
Mr. McElhinny is a partner in the firm’s Pittsburgh office. He handles major patent cases involving an array of technologies. He co-led the team that won 2012’s largest verdict in the U.S....
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Noirin M. McFadden, KLGates, trade mark licensing lawyer, distribution agreements attorney
Associate
Nóirín McFadden is an associate in the firm’s London office. She concentrates her practice on Intellectual Property, Technology and Commercial matters. Nóirín has experience in data and...
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Jasmine McGhee, KL Gates Law Firm, Government Enforcement Attorney
Counsel
Jasmine McGhee focuses her practice on white collar criminal investigations and civil litigation. She has experience representing clients who are confronting internal or external...
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Molly K. McGinley, KLGates Law Firm, Complex Litigation Attorney
Partner
Molly K. McGinley concentrates her practice at K&L Gates in commercial litigation with a focus on complex litigation, including investment company litigation, securities litigation and...
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Michael W. McGrath, Investment Management, Securities, Commodities Attorney, KL Gates, Law Firm
Partner
Michael McGrath is a partner in the firm’s Boston office. He practices in the areas of investment management, securities, and commodities law, including the representation of institutional...
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Benjamin C. McLaughlin, Trainee Solicitor, Intellectual Property, KL Gates Law firm
Trainee Solicitor
Benjamin McLaughlin is a trainee solicitor in the firm’s London office. He is currently gaining experience in the Intellectual Property, Technology and Sports group. Mr. McLaughlin has...
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Associate
Jeremy McLaughlin is an associate in the firm’s San Francisco office and a member of the Consumer Financial Service group. His practice focuses principally on regulatory compliance and...
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Meghan T. Meade, Employment Litigation Attorney, KL Gates, Law Firm
Associate
Meghan Meade is an associate in the firm’s Newark office. Ms. Meade represents management in employment-related litigation, including defense against federal and state law claims of...
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Cary J. Meer, Investment Management and Hedge Fund Attorney, KL Gates, Law Firm
Partner
Ms. Meer is a partner in K&L Gates’ New York City and Washington, D.C. offices and a member of the Investment Management and Hedge Fund practice groups. Ms. Meer structures private...
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Sam Megally, KL Gates Law Firm, Tax Law Attorney
Partner
Mr. Megally focuses his state and local tax practice on both Texas and multi-state matters, particularly relating to tax planning and controversies involving income tax, sales tax,...
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Vanessa Pronovost, KL Gates Law Firm, Banking and Finance Attorney
Associate
Vanessa Pronovost is an associate in the firm’s Portland office, focusing her practice on sophisticated finance transactions, including domestic and international acquisition finance,...
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Rob Pulham, KL Gates, Corporate technology requirements lawyer, contracts drafting attorney
Senior Associate
Mr. Pulham is a corporate and commercial lawyer. His practice includes advising clients in managing their technology requirements and contracts (including drafting, review and negotiation...
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Charles Purcell, KL Gates Law Firm, Tax Attorney
Partner
Charles Purcell works extensively in the alternative investments areas with a focus on federal and international tax issues.  He has broad experience in the formation of domestic and...
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Laurie B. Purpuro, Government Affairs Advisor, KL Gates, Law Firm
Government Affairs Advisor
Ms. Purpuro is a government affairs advisor in the firm’s Public Policy and Law group. She focuses on energy policy. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Purpuro served as senior policy advisor...
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Charles F. Rysavy, Complex Commercial Litigation Attorney, KL Gates, Law Firm
Partner
Mr. Rysavy, a partner in K&L Gates’ Newark office, is a seasoned trial lawyer with nearly three decades of experience in all aspects of dispute resolution, focusing on complex...
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Brad Ryynanen, KL Gates Law Firm, Commercial Litigation Attorney
Associate
Brad Ryynanen is a litigation associate in the firm’s Dallas office. Mr. Ryynanen assists clients with a broad range of litigation issues, including healthcare compliance, and government...
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Ernest Simons, KL Gates Law Firm, Finance Attorney
Associate
Ernest Simons is an associate in the firm’s Dallas office. He counsels a broad range of clients in connection with regulatory compliance and government enforcement issues in the consumer...
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Meera Sivanathan, KL Gates, product disclosure lawyer, investment management attorney
Ms. Sivanathan is a corporate lawyer in the Investment Management group. She is part of an experienced team that advises investment fund managers and other financial services providers on a...
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Roger Smerage, KLGates Law Firm, Commercial Disputes Attorney
Associate
Roger Smerage is an associate in the commercial disputes group of the Boston office of K&L Gates. He concentrates his practice in class action litigation and financial institutions and...
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Brian Smith, Associate, Chicago
Associate
Brian J. Smith is an associate in the Chicago office and a member of the firm’s Antitrust, Competition & Trade Regulation practice group, focusing his practice on complex civil and...
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Catherine Smith Labor Attorney Seattle KL Gates Law Firm
Associate
Catherine Smith is an associate with the firm’s labor and employment group. She represents and counsels employers regarding a broad range of labor and employment issues including employee...
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Corinne Smith, KL Gates Law Firm, Mergers and Acquisitions Attorney
Associate
Corinne Smith is an associate in the firm’s Seattle office.
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Matthew E. Smith, KL Gates, international transport lawyer, energy infrastructure projects attorney
Partner
Mr. Smith focuses on advising on UK and international transport, energy and infrastructure projects and disputes. He has more than 20 years experience in advising on construction and...
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Whitney Smith, KL Gates Law Firm, Corporate Law Attorney
Partner
Whitney Smith represents clients in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, debt and equity investments, and other business transactions. He advises Fortune 500 companies as well as...
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Karen Spain, KL Gates Law Firm, Labor and Employment Attorney
Associate
Karen Spain is a litigation associate in the Charleston office and is a member of the labor, employment, and workplace safety practice group. She advises employers on a wide range of labor...
843-579-5639
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Robert W. Sparkes III, Complex Civil and commercial Litigation, KL Gates, Law Firm
Partner
Mr. Sparkes is a partner in the Boston office of K&L Gates with extensive experience in complex civil and commercial litigation, including federal and state class action litigation. Mr...
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David Wochner, KL Gates Law Firm, Public Policy Attorney
Practice Area Leader
Mr. Wochner has advised, represented and advocated on behalf of clients on natural gas, LNG and oil related matters, including natural gas and oil commodity and pipeline transportation...
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Jaimie Wolbers, KL Gates, Australia, Trademark Protection Lawyer, International Biopharma Attorney
Ms. Wolbers is an intellectual property lawyer in the Sydney office whose legal experience encompasses both private practice and in-house legal work. Ms. Wolbers primarily advises clients...
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Daniel Charles DC Wolf
Associate
DC Wolf is an associate in the Seattle office. Mr. Wolf represents clients in complex litigation with a focus on appellate proceedings and has briefed matters in nine appeals in state and...
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Michael P. Wong, KL Gates, Investment Banks Lawyer, Private Equity Attorney
Partner
Mr. Wong is a partner in our Hong Kong office, and he concentrates his practice in investment management and financial services. He has extensive experience advising on the formation and...
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Rachel Worth Corporate Attorney
Associate
Rachel Worth is an associate in the firm’s Portland office and a member of the corporate, mergers and acquisitions, and emerging company practice groups. Her practice focuses on the...
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Megan A. Wotherspoon, KL Gates, domestic business lawyer, cross border mergers attorney
Partner
Ms. Wotherspoon practices primarily in the areas of business and corporate law, with an emphasis on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions of both private and public companies,...
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James Wrathall, KL Gates Law Firm, Washington Law Firm, Energy Law Attorney
Counsel
Jim Wrathall is counsel in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office and focuses his practice on energy matters. He has particular experience in renewable and distributed energy development and...
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Steven Wulff, KL Gates Law Firm, Intellectual Property Attorney
Partner
Mr. Wulff is a partner in the firm’s Melbourne office. He focuses on preparing and prosecuting domestic and international patent applications spanning a broad array of technologies. Mr....
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Joseph C. Wylie II, KL Gates Law Firm, Commercial Litigation Attorney
Partner
Mr. Wylie’s practice focuses on complex class-action defense and complex commercial litigation with a particular emphasis on consumer and securities matters. He represents clients in...
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K&L Gates LLP has been selected for the 2018 NLR Go-To Thought Leadership award for their coverage of the Delaware Chancery Court on their Delaware Docket blog.  The attorney-authors at K&L Gates consistently cover Delaware Chancery Court developments and provide in-depth legal analysis of the Court’s decisions; identifying trends and unpacking the impact for NLR readers and the corporations they represent. You can subscribe to the K&L Gates blog, the Delaware Docket, here.

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