July 14, 2020

Volume X, Number 196

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:

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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Alexander J. Bradley-Sitch Insurance Coverage Attorney K&L Gates London, UK
Associate
Alexander Bradley-Sitch is a commercial disputes associate, sitting within the insurance coverage practice group of K&L Gates in London. He qualified as a solicitor in September 2017,...
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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 the firm’s Pittsburgh office and focuses his practice on energy and commercial matters with an emphasis on energy litigation. Mr. Brannon represents energy...
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Carolyn M. Branthoover Arbitration & Litigation Attorney, K&L Gates Law Firm Pittsburgh
Partner
Ms. Branthoover practices in the area of complex commercial litigation and international arbitration. In addition to representing Fortune 100 companies and investors in litigation,...
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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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Eleni Brooks Real Estate Attorney K&L Gates Sydney, Australia
Lawyer
Ms. Brooks is a lawyer in our real estate practice group and has acted for vendors, purchasers, property developers, lessors and lessees in all aspects of their transaction. Ms. Brooks has...
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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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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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Patrice Corbiau Corporate Lawyer KL Gates Brussels
Partner
Patrice Corbiau is a founding partner in the firm’s Brussels office. His practice focuses primarily on Belgian and international corporate and commercial law. Mr. Corbiau’s experience...
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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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Barry B. Cosgrave Restructuring & Insolvency K&L Gates London,UK & Dubai
Partner
Barry Cosgrave is a practice group coordinator for the restructuring and insolvency practice and divides his time between our London and Dubai offices. Mr. Cosgrave concentrates his...
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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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Marie-Pierre Grondin Banking & Asset Finance Attorney K&L Gates Miami, FL
Partner
Marie-Pierre Grondin is a partner at the firm’s Miami office. She is a member of the banking and asset finance practice group. Her practice focuses on aviation and satellite financing, as...
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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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Pamela A. Grossetti Investment Management & Securities Attorney K&L Gates Boston, MA
Of Counsel
Ms. Grossetti is of counsel in K&L Gates’ Boston office. Ms. Grossetti practices in the area of investment management and securities law, and focuses on advising investment advisers,...
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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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Philip M. Guess Securities & Transactional Litigation K&L Gates Seattle, WA & Portland, OR
Partner
Phil focuses his litigation practice on complex business disputes and has particular experience representing clients in the technology, energy, and financial services industries. He has...
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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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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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Thomas F. Holt, Jr. Complex Civil Litigation Attorney K&L Gates Boston, MA & Washington DC
Partner
Partner in the Boston and Washington D.C. offices of K&L Gates LLP concentrating in complex civil litigation, international arbitration and internal investigations. Advises foreign and...
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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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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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Stephen Humenik Financial Attorney KL Gates Law Firm
Partner
Stephen M. Humenik is a partner at the firm’s Washington, D.C. and Chicago offices. He has over twenty years of experience on cross-border regulatory, compliance and enforcement matters...
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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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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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Jeffrey Meagher Insurance Attorney KL Gates Pittsburgh
Partner
Mr. Meagher is a partner in the Pittsburgh office. He concentrates his practice on insurance coverage and complex commercial litigation. He has broad litigation and arbitration experience...
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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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 Anisha A. Mehta Associate Chicago IP Procurement and Portfolio Management
Associate
Anisha A. Mehta concentrates her practice in the area of intellectual property law. She is experienced in trademark clearance, prosecution, portfolio management, enforcement, domain name...
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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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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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Thomas Ryan, KL Gates Law Firm, Government Enforcement Attorney
Partner
Mr. Ryan is a trial lawyer focused on defending, conducting internal investigations for, and counseling clients under scrutiny for allegations that cover the gamut of enforcement actions...
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Partner
David Rybicki is a partner in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. He is a member of the investigations, enforcement, and white collar practice group. Mr. Rybicki recently served in the...
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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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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...
617-951-9070
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 Jeroen Smets Corportate Lawyer KL Gates Brussels
Partner
Jeroen Smets is a partner in the firm’s Brussels office. He concentrates his practice on corporate, mergers & acquisitions, private equity, structured and leveraged finance matters with...
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P. Wayne Smith Real Estate London
Practice Area Leader - Real Estate
Wayne is a partner in the London office where he leads the real estate team, and he serves as co-practice area leader for the K&L Gates’ firm wide real estate practice. Wayne acts...
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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...
312-807-4202
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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...
206.370.7671
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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.
206-370-8093
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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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Neil T. Smith Investigations, Enforcement & White Collar Attorney K&L Gates Boston, MA
Partner
Neil Smith is a partner in the firm’s Boston office, where he is member of the Investigations, Enforcement and White collar practice group. His practice focuses on government investigations...
617.261.3180
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Robert M. Smith Environmental Attorney K&L Gates Seattle, WA
Partner
Robert Smith is a partner in the firm’s Seattle office. He is a member of the environment, land and natural resources practice group. His practice focuses on land use, governmental and...
206.370.5743
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Andrew M. Wright Public Policy & Law K&L Gates Washington DC
Partner
Andrew Wright is a partner at the firm’s Washington, D.C. office and is a member of the public policy and law practice group. He guides clients through congressional oversight and...
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 Gregory S. Wright Partner Washington DC Insurance Recovery and Counseling
Partner
Mr. Wright concentrates his practice in commercial litigation, with an emphasis on representing corporate policyholders attempting to recover from their insurers. He has represented...
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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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