July 11, 2020

Volume X, Number 193

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:

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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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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Jenna Bruce, Pharma, BioPharma Litigator, KL Gates, Law Firm
Associate
Jenna Bruce is an associate in the firm’s Seattle office and focuses her practice on intellectual property litigation. Ms. Bruce has particular experience concerning pharmaceutical...
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Mélanie Bruneau Regulatory Compliance Attorney
Partner
Mélanie Bruneau is a partner in the firm’s Brussels office. She advises on a broad range of areas in European Law. Her practice focuses on advising clients in a variety of industrial...
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Dr. Christian Büche, KL Gates, investment regulatory lawyer, general banking attorney
Partner
Dr. Christian Büche is a partner in the firm's Frankfurt office and a member of the banking and finance, as well as investment management, practice groups. He advises on banking and...
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Jay Buchman Tax Lawyer K&L Gates Law Firm
Associate
Jay advises clients on the tax aspects of a broad range of domestic and international transactions. In particular, Mr. Buchman focuses his practice on advising private investment funds on a...
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Jim Bulling, KL Gates, financial services lawyer, funds management attorney
Partner
Mr. Bulling's practise focuses on banking and financial services and he acts for a range of entities in the financial services and funds management industry. His clients include Australian...
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Joshua Butera, KL Gates, General Litigation Lawyer, Boston, Housing Matters Attorney
Associate
Josh Butera is a first year associate in the litigation department of the firm’s Boston office. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Butera was a judicial intern for the honorable John J....
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David J. Byer, KL Gates, cyberlaw trademark lawyer, licensing attorney
Partner
Mr. Byer is a partner in the Intellectual Property practice group. Mr. Byer concentrates on intellectual property counseling and litigation, particularly on issues relating to copyright,...
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Olivia S. Byrne, real estate and finance lawyer, KLGates
Partner
Olivia S. Byrne is a partner in the Washington D.C. office and a member of the firm’s Real Estate Investment, Development, and Finance group. Olivia spearheads the firm's U.S. Economic...
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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, 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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Jennifer L. Crowder, KLGates, Corporate finance lawyer
Partner
Ms. Crowder’s practice is focused on FinTech, electronic and emerging payments, financial services, and regulatory compliance. She advises clients on the structuring of financial services,...
www.klgates.com/
Daniel Crowley, KL Gates Law Firm, Public Policy Attorney
Partner
Dan Crowley is a partner in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. His practice is focused on public policy issues relating to financial services and capital markets. Mr. Crowley represents...
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Lawyer
Ms. Cui is a corporate and transactional lawyer who advises on a broad range of Australian taxation issues. Her areas of experience include advising on taxation issues associated with...
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Christopher H Cunningham, corporate law, transactional law, Seattle, Washington, K L Gates, public finance
Partner
Chris Cunningham is a partner with over 20 years of experience in corporate and transactional law. He has substantial experience in domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, the...
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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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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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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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Patrick T. Metz Power Attorney K&L Gates Washington DC
Associate
Patrick Metz is an associate in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office and a member of the power practice group. Mr. Metz practices before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and state...
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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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Edward Mikolinski, Associate
Associate
Ed Mikolinski focuses his practice on complex civil litigation in the areas of antitrust, intellectual property, and financial services. Mr. Mikolinski’s antitrust experience includes...
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Andrzej Mikosz, KL Gates, Poland, equity capital market transactions lawyer, Merger Acquisitions
Partner
Andrzej Mikosz is a partner in the Warsaw office. His practice focuses on the equity capital market transactions as well as on M&As. However, Mr. Mikosz also has extensive experience in...
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Daniel R. Miller Technology Attorney K&L Gates Pittsburgh, PA
Partner
Mr. Miller regularly counsels clients in matters involving complex records preservation and collection issues, litigation “holds,” e-discovery, and records management and retention policies...
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Whitney Smith, KL Gates Law Firm, Corporate Law Attorney
Partner
Whitney Smith represents clients in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, debt and equity investments, and other business transactions. He advises Fortune 500 companies as well as...
212-536-3930
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 Carolyn H. Sng Mergers & Acquisitions Attorney K&L Gates Law Firm Hong Kong
Partner
Ms. Sng is a corporate partner primarily focused on capital markets, and both public and private mergers and acquisitions. She has represented an array of underwriters on numerous equity...
+852.2230.3583
www.klgates.com
Mayumi Soh Corporate M&A Attorney
Associate
 Mayumi Soh is an associate of K&L Gates Straits Law LLC, K&L Gates’ Singapore office, and a member of the corporate/M&A practice group. Her legal practice focuses on mergers...
+65.6507.8187
www.klgates.com
Ashley Song Litigation & Disputes Attorney K&L Gates Orange County, CA
Associate
Ashley Song is an associate at the firm’s Orange County office. She is a member of the litigation and dispute resolution practice area. Professional Background Previously, Ms. Song was a...
949.623.3573
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Karen Spain, KL Gates Law Firm, Labor and Employment Attorney
Associate
Karen Spain is a litigation associate in the Charleston office and is a member of the labor, employment, and workplace safety practice group. She advises employers on a wide range of labor...
843-579-5639
www.klgates.com
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
www.klgates.com
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
www.klgates.com
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...
+48226534256
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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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