September 28, 2020

Volume X, Number 272

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:

Carolyn M. Branthoover Arbitration & Litigation Attorney, K&L Gates Law Firm Pittsburgh
Ms. Branthoover practices in the area of complex commercial litigation and international arbitration. In addition to representing Fortune 100 companies and investors in litigation,...
Dean A. Brazier, KL Gates, Corporate Mergers Lawyer, public Accountant Attorney
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...
Douglas Broder, KL Gates Law Firm, Antitrust Attorney
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...
Jack Brodsky, Associate, Boston
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...
Eleni Brooks Real Estate Attorney K&L Gates Sydney, Australia
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...
Kenn Brotman Commercial Litigation Lawyer
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...
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...
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...
Jenna Bruce, Pharma, BioPharma Litigator, KL Gates, Law Firm
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...
Mélanie Bruneau Regulatory Compliance Attorney
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...


John J. Cotter, KL Gates, Patent Litigation Lawyer, complex intellectual property trials attorney
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...
Michael P. Cotton, KL Gates, construction matters lawyer, commercial litigation attorney
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...
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...
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...
Michael Creta general civil and commercial litigation. He has experience in state and federal courts throughout the United States
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...
 Michael R. Creta Associate Boston Complex Commercial Litigation and Disputes
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...
Matthew Cridland, KL Gates Law Firm, Tax Law Attorney
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...
Elizabeth Crouse Tax Lawyer K&L Gates Law Firm
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...
Jennifer L. Crowder, KLGates, Corporate finance lawyer
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,...
Daniel Crowley, KL Gates Law Firm, Public Policy Attorney
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...


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...
Betsy-Ann Howe, KL Gates, Australia, outbound investment attorney, asset financing lawyer
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 (...
Matthew Hubbell White Collar Defense Attorney KL Gates
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...
Stephen Humenik Financial Attorney KL Gates Law Firm
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...
Yamilet Hurtado, Employment Disputes Lawyer, KL Gates, Law Firm
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...
Amjad Hussain, KL Gates Law Firm, Banking and Finance Asset Attorney
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...
Shamus J. Hyland, KL Gates, consumer finance litigation matters attorney, defense of banking lawyer
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...


 Anisha A. Mehta Associate Chicago IP Procurement and Portfolio Management
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...
Leonie Meisser Employment Attorney Berlin KL Gates
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...
Erica Mekles, KL Gates Law Firm, Commercial Litigation Attorney
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....
Andreas Menge International Corporate Business Attorney KL Gates Law Firm Berlin
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...
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...
Stewart Mesher Intellectual Property Attorney
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...
Patrick T. Metz Power Attorney K&L Gates Washington DC
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...
Aaron C. Meyer Tax Attorney K&L Gates Seattle, WA
Aaron Meyer is an associate at the firm’s Seattle office. He is a member of the tax practice group. Professional Background Prior to joining the firm, Aaron served as a tax associate for a...
Thomas F. Meyer, KL Gates, Wilmington, Delaware, governance issues lawyer, corporate transactions attorney
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....
Alban Michou-Tognelli, KL Gates, Paris, wealth and estate planning, Tax Matters Lawyer
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...


Catherine Smith Labor Attorney Seattle KL Gates Law Firm
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...
Corinne Smith, KL Gates Law Firm, Mergers and Acquisitions Attorney
Corinne Smith is an associate in the firm’s Seattle office.
Matthew E. Smith, KL Gates, international transport lawyer, energy infrastructure projects attorney
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...
Neil T. Smith Investigations, Enforcement & White Collar Attorney K&L Gates Boston, MA
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...
Robert M. Smith Environmental Attorney K&L Gates Seattle, WA
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...
Whitney Smith, KL Gates Law Firm, Corporate Law Attorney
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...
 Carolyn H. Sng Mergers & Acquisitions Attorney K&L Gates Law Firm Hong Kong
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...
Mayumi Soh Corporate M&A Attorney
 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...
Ashley Song Litigation & Disputes Attorney K&L Gates Orange County, CA
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...
Karen Spain, KL Gates Law Firm, Labor and Employment Attorney
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...


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.