August 4, 2020

Volume X, Number 217

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:

Sarah F. Burgart Government Contracts Attorney K&L Gates Washington DC
Sarah Burgart is an associate at the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. She is a member of the government contracts and procurement policy practice group.  Professional Background Prior to...
Joshua Butera, KL Gates, General Litigation Lawyer, Boston, Housing Matters Attorney
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....
David J. Byer, KL Gates, cyberlaw trademark lawyer, licensing attorney
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,...
Olivia S. Byrne, real estate and finance lawyer, KLGates
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...


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...
Christopher H Cunningham, corporate law, transactional law, Seattle, Washington, K L Gates, public finance
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...


Daniel R. Miller Technology Attorney K&L Gates Pittsburgh, PA
Mr. Miller regularly counsels clients in matters involving complex records preservation and collection issues, litigation “holds,” e-discovery, and records management and retention policies...
Tommy Miller, associate, KL Gates, Seattle, Washington, complex commercial litigation, disputes, indian law, restructuring, insolvency
Tommy Miller is an associate in the firm’s Seattle office.
Aaron Millstein Associate Seattle Investigations, Enforcement and White Collar Lawyer
Mr. Millstein is an associate in the Seattle office of K&L Gates where he is a member of the firm’s complex commercial disputes practice group. Mr. Millstein’s practice focuses on...
James G. Millward, White Collar Crime Attorney, Government Enforcement Lawyer, KL Gates, Law Firm
James Millward is an associate in the London office’s Corporate Crime team.  James primarily represents clients on white collar and government enforcement matters. James has particular...
Jonathan M. Miner, KL Gates, mergers, strategic exits attorney, IPO lawyer,
Jonathan is an associate in the firm’s Seattle office where he counsels clients on a wide range of corporate transactions, including: formation and early stage corporate planning, venture...
Rich Minice, First Year, Associate
Richard L. Minice is a first-year associate with KLGates. He is based in the firm's Seattle offices. Prior to joining the firm, he worked as a clerk for the Supreme Court of Missouri, while...
Nita Mistry Construction Lawyer K&L Gates Law Firm
Senior Associate
Nita Mistry is an associate at the firm’s London office where she is a member of the Construction and Infrastructure group. Nita has experience of commercial international arbitration,...
Julia L. Mitarotondo, litigation lawyer, KLGates
Julia Mitarotondo is an associate in the firm’s Boston office.
Rob Mitchell Attorney KL Gates Seattle
Rob Mitchell’s practice focuses on appeals and the resolution of complex legal disputes. Mr. Mitchell has successfully defended a state statute requiring dual majorities to restructure...
Edgar Mkrtchian Investment Management Attorney K&L Gates New York, NY
Edgar Mkrtchian is a member of the investment management, hedge funds and alternative investments practice group. Professional Background Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Mkrtchian served as...


Aleksandra Stachera, attorney, KLGates
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...
Lisa R. Stark, KL Gates, public companies lawyer, corporate governance matters attorney
Lisa Stark is a partner in the firm’s Wilmington office. Ms. Stark has over 15 years of corporate experience in such areas as mergers and acquisitions, strategic investments, initial public...
Dr. Henning Starke LL.M., KL Gates, Munich, investment vehicles attorney, structured products lawyer
Dr. Henning Starke is a counsel in the Frankfurt office and a member of the Investment Management and Banking and Finance practice groups. Mr. Starke concentrates on financial regulation....
Katarzyna J. Stec, KL Gates, tax planning attorney, restructuring projects lawyer
Ms. Stec is a senior associate in the firm’s Warsaw office. She focuses her practice on national and international tax law, particularly corporate income tax, personal income tax, VAT and...
Sandra Steele, KL Gates, Australia, Construction Industry Lawyer, Alternative Dispute Resolution Attorney
Ms. Steele has more than 20 years experience advising on contentious and non-contentious construction law matters. She has extensive experience in contract drafting and negotiation as well...
Luke Steinberger, KL Gates Law Firm, Litigation Attorney
Luke Steinberger is an associate in the firm’s New York office practicing in the Commercial Disputes practice group. Mr. Steinberger represents both individuals and corporate clients in an...
Stephen Bittinger Healthcare Lawyer KL Gates Law Firm Charleston
Stephen Bittinger is a partner in the firm’s Charleston office. He is a member of the health care/FDA practice group. Mr. Bittinger focuses his practice on health care reimbursement...
 Daniel J. Stephenson Of Counsel Complex Commercial Litigation and Disputes
Of Counsel
Dan Stephenson is a trial lawyer with more than three dozen years’ experience in courtrooms across the country. He specializes in complex lawsuits involving science and technology, such as...
Virginia Stevenson, KL Gates Law Firm, Charlotte, Finance Law Attorney
Ms. Stevenson focuses her practice on mortgage and asset-backed securities, debt instruments and modifications, and securitization and business tax issues. She has represented underwriters...
Kevin Stitcher, Corporate Attorney, Transactions, KL Gates Law Firm
Mr. Stichter is a partner in the Charlotte office. His practice focuses on corporate transactions, such as mergers and acquisitions, private equity, venture capital, and equity and debt...


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.