October 17, 2019

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:

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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Douglas Broder, KL Gates Law Firm, Antitrust Attorney
Partner
Mr. Broder, a former chair of the firm’s antitrust practice group, has practiced for nearly 40 years in federal and state courts throughout the United States and abroad. His practice...
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Jack Brodsky, Associate, Boston
Associate
Jack Brodsky is an associate in the firm’s Boston office focusing on antitrust, distribution, and business litigation matters. Mr. Brodsky’s experience focuses on a range of federal...
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Kenn Brotman Commercial Litigation Lawyer
Councel
Mr. Brotman is resident in the Chicago office and focuses his practice on product liability, premises liability, general tort liability, and complex commercial litigation, including breach...
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James Bruce, KL Gates, Litigation lawyer
Jamie Bruce represents clients in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and other business transactions. He advises Fortune 500 companies as well as middle-market and emerging growth...
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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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Xiomara Corral, Investment Management Attorney, Boston Law Firm, KL Gates
Counsel
Xiomara Corral is counsel in the investment management group of the Boston office. Ms. Corral has extensive experience advising broker-dealers regarding the applicability of federal and...
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Eryn F. Correa, General Corporate Matters Attorney, KL Gates Law firm
Associate
Eryn Ferrier Correa is an associate in the firm’s Pittsburgh office. She concentrates her practice in general corporate matters, specifically as they relate to social enterprise and...
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John J. Cotter, KL Gates, Patent Litigation Lawyer, complex intellectual property trials attorney
Partner
Mr. Cotter concentrates his practice in patent and complex intellectual property trials and appeals.  He has tried patent cases, argued Markman hearings, and handled appeals throughout the...
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Michael P. Cotton, KL Gates, construction matters lawyer, commercial litigation attorney
Associate
Michael Cotton is an associate in the firm’s Pittsburgh office, where he works in the Energy, Infrastructure, and Resources practice area, with a focus in construction and commercial...
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Crea, Counsel, SF
Of Counsel
Robert M. Crea counsels investment advisers, private fund managers and broker-dealers on a variety of fund formation, regulatory and compliance, and securities law matters. He regularly...
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Michael Creta general civil and commercial litigation. He has experience in state and federal courts throughout the United States
Associate
Michael Creta is an associate in the litigation department of the firm’s Boston office. Mr. Creta focuses his practice on general civil and commercial litigation. He has experience in state...
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Matthew Cridland, KL Gates Law Firm, Tax Law Attorney
Partner
Mr. Cridland is a Sydney based indirect tax lawyer. He advises clients in relation to all indirect taxes, including goods and services tax (GST), stamp duty, land tax, payroll tax, wine...
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Elizabeth Crouse, KL Gates Law Firm, Tax Attorney
Associate
Elizabeth Crouse is an associate in the tax group of the Seattle office. She provides business-focused solutions for U.S. federal, state, and international tax matters pertinent to mergers...
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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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Matthew Houston, Complex Commercial Disputes Attorney, KL Gates Law Firm
Associate
Matthew Houston is an associate in the Raleigh office and focuses his practice on complex commercial disputes, with an emphasis on financial services litigation, contract disputes, and...
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David Howarth, IP lawyer, KLGates
Special Counsel
Mr. Howarth is a competition and consumer lawyer with more than twenty years' experience in private practice and government.  He has experience advising on contentious and non-contentious...
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Betsy-Ann Howe, KL Gates, Australia, outbound investment attorney, asset financing lawyer
Partner
Ms. Howe is a corporate and transactional tax partner with deep experience in taxation issues associated with mergers and acquisitions, inbound and outbound investment, asset financing (...
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Yamilet Hurtado, Employment Disputes Lawyer, KL Gates, Law Firm
Associate
Yamilet Hurtado is a litigation associate at the firm’s Miami office where her practice focuses on employment law and commercial litigation. In the area of employment law, Ms. Hurtado...
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Amjad Hussain, KL Gates Law Firm, Banking and Finance Asset Attorney
Partner
Mr. Hussain is a partner in the firm’s Doha office. He focuses his practice on finance, corporate and commercial matters with particular emphasis on banking and Islamic finance. Since 2002...
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Shamus J. Hyland, KL Gates, consumer finance litigation matters attorney, defense of banking lawyer
Associate
Shamus Hyland is an associate in the litigation department of the firm’s Boston office. Mr. Hyland has experience in a variety of consumer finance litigation matters, including the defense...
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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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Arturo Meglio, KL Gates, public companies attorney, private equity funds lawyer
Partner
Arturo Meglio is a partner in the firm’s Milan office. He concentrates his practice on corporate matters, with particular focus on M&A transactions and corporate litigations. Prior to...
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Scott S. Megregian, Global Antitrust, Competition and Trade Regulation Attorney, KL Gates Law firm
Partner
Scott Megregian is Co-Practice Group Coordinator of the firm’s global Antitrust, Competition and Trade Regulation practice group and a partner in the firm’s London and Brussels offices. He...
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Leonie Meisser Employment Attorney Berlin KL Gates
Associate
Leonie Meißner is an associate in the firm’s Berlin office and concentrates her practice in labor, employment and workplace safety. She advises German and international companies on...
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Erica Mekles, KL Gates Law Firm, Commercial Litigation Attorney
Associate
Erica Mekles is an associate in the firm’s Newark office who dedicates her practice to complex civil and commercial litigation, as well as complex commercial insurance coverage litigation....
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Stewart Mesher Intellectual Property Attorney
Partner
Stewart Mesher is a partner in the Austin office of K&L Gates LLP. He focuses on litigation and transactions for all forms of intellectual property (IP), portfolio management and...
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Thomas F. Meyer, KL Gates, Wilmington, Delaware, governance issues lawyer, corporate transactions attorney
Associate
Thomas Meyer is an associate in the Wilmington office. Mr. Meyer’s practice involves corporate transactions and governance issues involving the Delaware General Corporation Law....
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Alban Michou-Tognelli, KL Gates, Paris, wealth and estate planning, Tax Matters Lawyer
Associate
Alban Michou-Tognelli is an associate in the firm’s Paris office. He concentrates his practice on French and international corporate tax matters. Alban has also developed particular...
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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...
617-951-9134
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Tom Sperber K&L Gates corporate, M&A group,maritime litigation
Associate
Thomas Sperber is an associate at the New York office. He is a member of the corporate/M&A practice group. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments,...
212.536.4819
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Vanessa Spiro, KL Gates Law Firm, Banking and Finance Attorney
Partner
Vanessa Spiro is a partner in the firm’s Pittsburgh office, where she is a member of the banking & asset finance practice group. She has substantial experience in leveraged finance and...
412-355-6355
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Katherine Staba, KL Gates Law Firm, Seattle, Technology Law Attorney
Associate
Katherine Staba is an associate in the Seattle office and focuses her practice on intellectual property and technology transactions. Her practice focuses on global transactions and...
206-370-7662
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Aleksandra Stachera, attorney, KLGates
attorney
Aleksandra Stachera is a legal advisor and associate in the firm’s Warsaw office. Her experience focuses on a broad area of intellectual property law, including copyright law and trademark...
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Lisa R. Stark, KL Gates, public companies lawyer, corporate governance matters attorney
Partner
Lisa Stark is a partner in the firm’s Wilmington office. Ms. Stark has over 15 years of corporate experience in such areas as mergers and acquisitions, strategic investments, initial public...
302-416-7066
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Dr. Henning Starke LL.M., KL Gates, Munich, investment vehicles attorney, structured products lawyer
Counsel
Dr. Henning Starke is a counsel in the Frankfurt office and a member of the Investment Management and Banking and Finance practice groups. Mr. Starke concentrates on financial regulation....
49-0-69-945-196-291
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Katarzyna J. Stec, KL Gates, tax planning attorney, restructuring projects lawyer
Associate
Ms. Stec is a senior associate in the firm’s Warsaw office. She focuses her practice on national and international tax law, particularly corporate income tax, personal income tax, VAT and...
48-22-653-4336
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Sandra Steele, KL Gates, Australia, Construction Industry Lawyer, Alternative Dispute Resolution Attorney
Partner
Ms. Steele has more than 20 years experience advising on contentious and non-contentious construction law matters. She has extensive experience in contract drafting and negotiation as well...
61-2-9513-2528
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Luke Steinberger, KL Gates Law Firm, Litigation Attorney
Associate
Luke Steinberger is an associate in the firm’s New York office practicing in the Commercial Disputes practice group. Mr. Steinberger represents both individuals and corporate clients in an...
212-536-4850
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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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