January 23, 2021

Volume XI, Number 23

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.

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Contributing authors from K&L Gates:

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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Samuel Brown Distressed Real Estate Lawyer K & L Gates Sydney
Samuel Brown
Samuel Brown is a property projects and investments lawyer, focusing on real estate and infrastructure transactions, developments and investment funds. Mr. Brown's particular expertise...
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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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Steven D. Cox Real Estate Attorney K&L Gates London, UK
Of Counsel
Steven is a member of the Real Estate practice group and deals with all aspects of commercial property, including the sale and purchase of commercial property, landlord and tenant matters...
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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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 Michael R. Creta Associate Boston Complex Commercial Litigation and Disputes
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...
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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 Tax Lawyer K&L Gates Law Firm
Partner
Elizabeth Crouse is a partner 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 and...
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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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Ravena Guron Intellectual Property Trainee Solicitor K&L Gates London, UK
Trainee Solicitor
Ravena Guron is a trainee solicitor in the firm’s London office. She is a member of the intellectual property practice group. Her previous experience includes work in the corporate/M&A...
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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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Robert Houston International Arbitration Attorney K&L Gates Singapore
Associate
Robert Houston is an international arbitration associate who has acted for major corporate or state-owned entities and other clients in complex cross-border matters with substantial amounts...
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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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Matthew Hubbell White Collar Defense Attorney KL Gates
Partner
Matthew Hubbell is a partner in the firm’s Charleston office, where he focuses on white collar criminal defense and False Claims Act litigation. Matthew began his legal career in 1991 as an...
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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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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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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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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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Andreas Menge International Corporate Business Attorney KL Gates Law Firm Berlin
Partner
Andreas Menge is a partner in the firm's Berlin office and part of the corporate and transactional practice group. He advises well-known national and international companies on corporate...
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Carolyn Fixel Merritt Of Counsel Research Triangle Park Health Care
Of Counsel
Ms. Merritt focuses her practice on a variety of health law issues, including health care regulatory, compliance and operational issues. She has experience representing hospital clients in...
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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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Britney Ryan Investment Attorney K&L Gates Boston, MA
Associate
Britney Ryan is an associate in the firm’s investment management group. Britney focuses her practice on advising investment advisers, registered and unregistered funds, and other financial...
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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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 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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Alex Smith Attorney Corporate Lawyer KL Gates
Partner
Alex Smith has over 18 years' experience working on restructuring and insolvency matters across a wide range of industries and sectors including real estate, retail, infrastructure,...
+61.2.9513.2434
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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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Donald W. Smith Attorney Investment Management and Mutual Fund Lawyer KL Gates
Partner
Don Smith concentrates his practice on investment management and mutual fund law.  He serves as counsel to registered investment companies and their boards of directors, with a particular...
202-778-9079
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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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