November 29, 2022

Volume XII, Number 333

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:

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
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...
Jared Mobley Tax Attorney K&L Gates Charlotte, NC
Jared Mobley is a partner in the Charlotte office and focuses his practice on complex aspects of U.S. federal, state and local taxation, including creating and implementing tax-efficient...
Alyssa A. Moir, KL Gates Law Firm, Environmental Law Attorney
Alyssa Moir is an associate in the Environmental, Land Use and Natural Resources and Energy and Utilities groups in the Seattle office. Alyssa’s practice focuses on regulatory compliance...
 Michaela Moloney, Partner, Melbourne
Ms. Moloney has worked for a wide cross section of clients including employers in the public sector, health, education, retail, energy and manufacturing industries and has significant...
William J. Moltz, KL Gates, Industrial manufacturing lawyer, commercial facilities attorney
William Moltz is of counsel in the firm’s Austin office. He concentrates his practice on general regulatory counseling relating to construction, operation, and compliance status of...
John Monroe, Lawyer, Melbourne
Mr. Monroe is a lawyer in the Labour, Employment and Workplace Safety team in our Melbourne office. He acts in employment, industrial and discrimination matters for a broad cross-section of...
Brian S. Montag Attorney KL Gates Environmental Law Newark
Brian Montag is a partner in the firm’s Newark office and practice group coordinator for the firm's global environment, land and natural resources practice group. He represents clients in...
Abram I. Moore Partner K&L Gates
Abe Moore serves as a practice group coordinator for the firm’s Complex Commercial Litigation and Disputes group. An experienced lead counsel in both trials and arbitrations, he finds the...


 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...
Ryan W. Steyer Energy Litigation Attorney K&L Gates Pittsburgh, PA
Ryan Steyer is an associate at the firm’s Pittsburgh office. He currently focuses his practice on energy and commercial litigation matters.
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...
Mr. Stimers focuses his policy advocacy efforts on matters related to emerging technologies, such as commercial spaceflight, IT, nanotechnology, and water technology, and advises a wide...
Nicole Stockey, KL Gates Law Firm, Commercial Litigation Attorney
Ms. Stockey concentrates her practice on commercial litigation, employment litigation, government enforcement, and compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”). With respect...
Andrew N. Stokes Commercial Litigation Lawyer
Andrew Stokes is an associate in the firm’s Seattle office. His practice focuses on commercial litigation, with an emphasis on issues relating to electronic discovery, information...
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Hudson Stoner Commercial Disputes Attorney K&L Gates Pittsburgh, PA
Hudson Stoner is an associate at the firm’s Pittsburgh office. He is a member of the commercial disputes practice group. Mr. Stoner served as a summer associate at the firm where he...
Shelby R. Stoner, KLGates, labor and employment lawyer
Shelby Stoner is a first year associate with the firm's Seattle offices.  Primary Practice Labor, Employment and Workplace Safety Education J.D., University of Washington School of Law,...
Harold Storey Intellectual Property Attorney K&L Gates
Harold Storey is a partner in the Seattle office whose practice focuses on intellectual property disputes. He has extensive experience resolving pharmaceutical patent matters arising under...
Michael M. Storm Pittsburgh Corporate Lawyer KL Gates
Michael Storm is an associate in the firm’s Pittsburgh office, where he is a member of the Mergers and Acquisitions practice group. He represents clients in multiple industries and of...
Stover Hayes, KL Gates Law Firm, Labor and Employment Attorney
Of Counsel
Mr. Stover represents employers in two related areas, employment and labor, and immigration. In employment and labor, his practice includes advising on avoiding or dealing with unions;...


K&L Gates LLP is selected for a 2021 NLR Go-To Thought Leadership Award for their coverage of the varying rules and regulations related to COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave. The article, “COVID-19: California Extends COVID-19 Supplement Paid Sick Leave and Includes Vaccinations” authored by Eugene C. Ryu and Gregory T. Lewis was one of the firm's most-read articles, demonstrating their expertise on employment law matters stemming from the pandemic.  Given the uncertainty caused by COVID-19 for employers and employees alike, NLR appreciates the authors' thoughtful analysis of California's sick leave and vaccination policies. 

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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