September 19, 2020

Volume X, Number 263

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:

Joshua R. Bonney Real Estate Attorney K&L Gates Washington DC
Associate
Joshua Bonney is an associate at the firm’s Washington, D.C. office and a member of the real estate investment, development and finance group with a concentration on corporate economic...
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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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 Hollee M. Boudreau Associate Boston Financial Institutions and Services Litigation
Associate
Hollee Watson is an associate in the firm’s Boston office focusing her practice on complex civil litigation in the areas of antitrust, distribution, commercial disputes, and financial...
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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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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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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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Emma Cooper Corporate Attorney K&L Gates London, UK
Associate
Emma Cooper is an associate in the corporate/M&A practice group of the London office. She completed her training contract at the firm, during which time she gained experience in the...
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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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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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Christine DeMaere Hoke Finance Attorney K&L Gates Charlotte, NC
Partner
Ms. Hoke focuses her practice on commercial lending, corporate finance and private equity and mezzanine finance. She regularly represents both lenders and borrowers in connection with the...
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Jed Holloway IP Procurement & Portfolio Management K&L Gates London, UK
Trainee Solicitor
Jed Holloway is a trainee solicitor at the firm’s London office. He is currently gaining experience across the intellectual property, commercial law and competition teams. His experience...
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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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Heather Horowitz Real Estate Lawyer K&L Gates Law Firm
Partner
Heather Horowitz is a partner at the firm’s New York office where she is a member of the real estate practice group. Heather specializes in real estate finance, including representing...
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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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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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Michael J. Lynch Litigation Attorney K&L Gates Pittsburgh, PA
Partner
Mr. Lynch has been a member of the firm’s commercial litigation group for 38 years and its insurance coverage group for 27 years. He has been lead counsel for policyholders seeking...
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Michael D. McKay Investigations, Enforcement and White Collar Attorney K&L Gates Seattle, WA
Partner
Michael McKay is a partner in the firm’s Seattle office. With his experience as a former United States Attorney, Mr. McKay focuses his practice on white collar criminal defense, commercial...
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Hugh T. McKeegan Complex Commercial Litigation Attorney K&L Gates Pittsburgh, PA
Associate
Hugh McKeegan is an associate at the firm’s Pittsburgh office. He is a member of the complex commercial litigation and disputes practice group. Professional Background Mr. McKeegan served...
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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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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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Mark A. Rush, KL Gates, False Claims Act defense attorney, complex commercial litigation lawyer
Partner
Mr. Rush is a partner with the firm and concentrates his practice on litigation as a trial lawyer, with emphasis on internal investigations, corporate criminal defense, Bank Secrecy Act and...
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Andrew D. Ruskin Health Care Attorney K&L Gates Washington, D.C.
Partner
Andrew Ruskin is a partner in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. He is a member of the health care and FDA practice group. Areas of Focus  Health Care and FDA Food, Drugs, Medical Devices...
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Nick Ruskin, KL Gates, Australia, employment claims lawyer, anti discrimination issues attorney
Partner
Mr Ruskin practises in labour relations and employment law. He represents corporations in a number of industries including energy, retail, services and healthcare, and public sector clients...
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Manuel Rustler Associate Tax Frankfurt
Associate
Manuel Rustler is an associate in the firm’s Frankfurt office and member of the tax practice group. He advises clients with regard to the structuring and implementation of both cross-border...
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Mohammad Rwashdeh Commercial Attorney K&L Gates Law Firm
Counsel
Mohammad Rwashdeh is counsel in the dispute resolution team of the firm’s Dubai office, based in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). Mr. Rwashdeh regularly advises and...
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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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Robert Sichel, KL Gates Law Firm, Investment Management Attorney
Partner
Robert Sichel is a partner in the firm’s New York office, where he is a member of the Investment Management practice group and oversees the ERISA Fiduciary practice. He has extensive...
212-536-3913
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Kaitlyn J. Sikora Real Estate Attorney K&L Gates Law Firm San Francisco
Associate
Kaitlyn Sikora is an associate at the firm’s San Francisco office. She is a member of the real estate practice group. Ms. Sikora focuses her practice on commercial real estate transactions...
415.882.8047
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Douglas J. Simmons Litigation Attorney K&L Gates Law Firm Pittsburgh
Partner
Mr. Simmons practices in the areas of commercial and general litigation, with a focus on insurance coverage issues. He has advised policyholder-clients regarding various types of insurance...
412.355.8312
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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...
214-939-5406
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Nur Liyana M. Sinwan Commercial Litigation Attorney K&L Gates Singapore
Senior Associate
Liyana Sinwan’s niche areas of practice include divorce, adoption and guardianship, wills and probate, and applications under the Mental Capacity Act. Ms. Sinwan handles family law and...
65.6713.0239
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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...
61-2-9513-2303
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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...
+44-0-20-7360-8201
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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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 Steven P. Wright Partner Boston  Complex Commercial Litigation and Disputes
Partner
Mr. Wright is a partner in the Boston office of K&L Gates and has a broad-based commercial litigation practice. Mr. Wright has been actively involved in the trial and management of...
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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