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Firm Profile

K&L Gates

Firm Profile

Seattle

  • Profile
  • 925 Fourth Avenue
  • Suite 2900
  • Seattle
  • Washington
  • USA
  • WA 98104-1158

Firm profile submitted by K&L Gates


With approximately 2,000 lawyers practicing in 46 offices across five continents, K&L Gates provides a fully integrated network that serves clients at the Critical Crossroads of the 21st Century—Globalization, Regulation and Innovation. With a strong presence in key capital cities and world commercial and financial centers, K&L Gates represents leading global corporations in every major industry, capital market participants, and middlemarket and emerging growth companies, as well as public sector entities, educational institutions, philanthropic organizations, and individuals. K&L Gates has one of the largest contingents of lawyers and offices across the United States of any law firm, with 24 offices in the United States. The firm has been recognized as one of the 10 strongest U.S. law firm brands as identified by general counsel for the past three years, according to legal market research firm Acritas. The firm’s extensive network includes approximately 300 lawyers in Europe’s largest economies and is one of the largest fully integrated U.S. law firms in the Asia Pacific region, with more than 350 legal professionals.

International Offices: The firm maintains 11 offices in the Asia Pacific region, located in Beijing, Brisbane, Hong Kong, Melbourne, Perth, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Taipei, and Tokyo; eight offices in Europe, located in Berlin, Brussels, Frankfurt, London, Milan, Munich, Paris, and Warsaw; two offices in the Middle East, located in Doha and Dubai; and one office in South America, located in São Paulo.

Global Managing Partner: James R. Segerdahl
Chairman of the Management Committee: Michael S. Caccese

Corporate & Transactional:
K&L Gates’ corporate and transactional practice is global, integrated, and one of the most substantial in the legal industry, delivering full-service corporate counsel to facilitate the structuring, financing, and successful completion of domestic, international, and cross-border transactions — including M&A transactions, divestitures, joint ventures, recapitalizations, and public and private debt and equity offerings — across multiple industries. K&L Gates is the firm of choice to clients in the mid-market on both sides of transactions, representing an array of Global 500, Fortune 100, and FTSE 100 corporations, privately held and venture-backed companies, partnerships, private equity firms and other investment funds, management groups, and entrepreneurs.

Energy, Infrastructure & Resources:
K&L Gates leverages experience from a wide variety of legal disciplines to serve clients in the global energy, renewables, infrastructure, and resources sectors, including climate change and carbon finance. The firm advises on the financing, development, permitting, and construction needed to build large infrastructure; the operational issues of power generation and resource extraction activities; joint ventures; capital markets transactions and mergers and acquisitions of infrastructure and resource companies; and litigation and arbitration related to business activities of clients in this industry.

Finance:
Encompassing core practice groups banking and asset finance, debt capital markets, and restructuring & insolvency, and with lawyers located in the key financial centers around the world, K&L Gates’ finance practice is well positioned to assist lenders and borrowers in achieving their financing objectives, mitigating transaction risks and complying with regulations. Areas of practice include structured finance; securitizations; derivatives; structured products; real estate finance; marketplace lending; municipal finance; and mezzanine, leveraged, and acquisition finance.

Financial Services:
K&L Gates’ core financial services practice area includes one of the largest and most experienced investment management groups in the United States and globally. Our clients represent a cross-section of the investment management industry, including both financial service providers, such as broker-dealers, investment advisers, banks and trust companies, and insurance companies, as well as investment vehicles, and other institutional investors, such as open- and closed-end registered investment companies (and their independent directors), ETFs, hedge funds (onshore and offshore), retirement plans (ERISA and governmental plans), and collective investment funds sponsored by banks and trust companies. In addition to representing major financial institutions and securities firms in a variety of disciplines, the firm has a diverse national and international bankruptcy/insolvency practice that serves a broad range of clients on both the debtor and creditor side.

Intellectual Property:
K&L Gates advises prominent global companies, helping to develop and protect their intellectual property assets worldwide and handling complex, high-stakes litigation in 50 states and the District of Columbia. More than 200 lawyers and 100 USPTO-registered professionals devote their practices to protecting and commercializing IP assets in the form of patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. Patent lawyers, many with PhDs, handle cases involving biotechnology innovations, hospital equipment, medical devices, computer networking equipment, and sports equipment, among others.

Labor, Employment & Workplace Safety:
Lawyers in the labor, employment and workplace safety (LEWS) practice advise domestic and international clients on a wide array of employment matters, including personnel management and statutory compliance; employment litigation defense; business transactions; immigration issues; and wage and hour disputes, among others. K&L Gates’ full-service Global Employer Solutions offering draws on the experience of its LEWS team, as well as its employee benefits, executive compensation, taxation, immigration, and investigations teams, to help global clients navigate the full spectrum of workplace risk.

Litigation & Dispute Resolution:
K&L Gates’ dispute resolution practice includes international arbitrations, civil and criminal trials, class actions, multi-district and multi-national litigations, and appellate work. The highly regarded litigators in this practice have resolved disputes in the most nuanced and complex areas, including commercial contracts, construction law, product liability, employment, toxic tort, antitrust and trade regulation, and securities enforcement. The firm partners with clients to resolve conflicts through arbitration, mediation, or other alternative dispute resolution methods and handles arbitrations under all the major institutional rules.

Policy & Regulatory:
K&L Gates’ policy and regulatory lawyers counsel companies on matters involving antitrust/competition, education, environmental, financial services, food and drug, government enforcement, government contracts, healthcare, international trade telecommunications, and public policy, as well as corporate compliance, internal investigations, and white-collar crime. The firm’s regulatory lawyers, many with governmental backgrounds or experience in regulated industries, advise through the regulatory processes at all jurisdictional levels. K&L Gates consistently ranks among the nation’s most influential law firms in lobbying and government policy work.

Real Estate:
As one of the largest, most diversified real estate practices of any global law firm, K&L Gates has extensive experience in handling large and complex real estate transactions spanning multiple jurisdictions and nationalities in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and key markets in the Asia Pacific region. The lawyers in this practice advise clients on real estate needs related to land use, planning and zoning, development and construction, acquisitions, dispositions, financing and leasing, tax advice, joint venture structuring, and real estate-related litigation.

Branches

  • K&L Gates Center,
  • 210 Sixth Avenue,
  • Pittsburgh,
  • Pennsylvania
  • USA
  • 15222
  • Tel +1 412 355 6500
  • Fax +1 412 355 6501
  • Website : www.klgates.com
  • 70 West Madison Street,
  • Suite 3100,
  • Chicago,
  • Illinois
  • USA
  • IL 60602-4027
  • Tel +1 312 372 1121
  • Fax +1 312 827 8000
  • 1717 Main Street,
  • Suite 2800,
  • Dallas,
  • Texas
  • USA
  • TX 75201
  • Tel +1.214.939.5500
  • Fax +1.214.939.5849
  • 925 Fourth Avenue,
  • Suite 2900,
  • Seattle,
  • Washington
  • USA
  • WA 98104-1158
  • Tel +1 206 623 7580
  • Fax +1 206 623 7022
  • State Street Financial Center,
  • One Lincoln Street,
  • Boston,
  • Massachusetts
  • USA
  • MA 02111-2950
  • Tel +1 617 261 3100
  • Fax +1 617 261 3175
  • Hearst Tower,
  • 214 North Tryon Street,
  • 47th Floor,
  • Charlotte,
  • North Carolina
  • USA
  • NC 28202
  • Tel +1 704 331 7400
  • Fax +1 704 331 7598
  • One SW Columbia Street ,
  • Suite 1900 ,
  • Portland,
  • Oregon
  • USA
  • OR 97258
  • Tel +1 503 228 3200
  • Fax +1 503 248 9085
  • 10100 Santa Monica Boulevard,
  • Seventh Floor,
  • Los Angeles,
  • California
  • USA
  • CA 90067
  • Tel +1 310 552 5000
  • Fax +1 310 552 5001
  • 599 Lexington Avenue,
  • New York,
  • USA
  • NY 10022
  • Tel +1 212 536 3900
  • Fax +1 212 536 3901
  • 17 North Second Street,
  • 18th Floor,
  • Harrisburg,
  • Pennsylvania
  • USA
  • PA 17101
  • Tel +1 717 231 4500
  • Fax +1 717 231 4501
  • Southeast Financial Center,
  • 200 South Biscayne Boulevard,
  • Suite 3900,
  • Miami,
  • Florida
  • USA
  • FL 33131-2399
  • Tel +1 305 539 3300
  • Fax +1 305 358 7095
  • One Newark Center,
  • 10th Floor,
  • Newark,
  • New Jersey
  • USA
  • NJ 07102-5285
  • Tel +1 973 848 4000
  • Fax +1 973 848 4001
  • 4 Embarcadero Center,
  • Suite 1200,
  • San Francisco,
  • California
  • USA
  • 94111
  • Tel +1 415 882 8200
  • Fax +1 415 882 8220
  • 2801 Vía Fortuna ,
  • Suite 350 ,
  • Austin,
  • Texas
  • USA
  • TX 78746
  • Tel +1 512 482 6800
  • Fax +1 512 482 6859
  • 420 L Street,
  • Suite 400,
  • Anchorage,
  • Alaska
  • USA
  • AK 99501-1971
  • Tel +1 907 276 1969
  • Fax +1.907.865.2443
  • 630 Hansen Way,
  • Palo Alto,
  • California
  • USA
  • CA 94304
  • Tel +1 650 798 6700
  • Fax +1 650 798 6701
  • 1601 K Street NW,
  • Washington, DC,
  • District of Columbia
  • USA
  • 20006
  • Tel +1 202 778 9000
  • Fax +1 202 778 9100
  • 430 Davis Drive,
  • Suite 400,
  • Morrisville,
  • Research Triangle Park,
  • North Carolina
  • USA
  • NC 27560
  • Tel +1 919 466 1190
  • Fax +1 919 831 7040
  • 4350 Lassiter at North Hills Avenue,
  • Suite 300,
  • Raleigh,
  • North Carolina
  • USA
  • NC 27609
  • Tel +1 919 743 7300
  • Fax +1 919 743 7358
  • D.R. Horton Tower,
  • 301 Commerce,
  • Suite 3000,
  • Fort Worth,
  • Texas
  • USA
  • 76102
  • Tel +1 817 347 5270
  • Fax +1 817 347 5299
  • 134 Meeting Street,
  • Suite 200,
  • Charleston,
  • South Carolina
  • USA
  • SC 29401
  • Tel +1.843.579.5600
  • Fax +1.843.579.5601
  • 405 N. King Street,
  • Suite 700,
  • Wilmington,
  • Delaware
  • USA
  • DE 19801
  • Tel +1.302.416.7000
  • Fax +1.302.416.7020
  • 1000 Main Street,
  • Suite 2550 ,
  • Houston,
  • Texas
  • USA
  • 77002
  • Tel +1.713.815.7300
  • Fax +1.713.815.7301
  • 1 Park Plaza Twelfth Floor,
  • Irvine,
  • Orange County,
  • California
  • USA
  • 92614
  • Tel +1.949.253.0900
  • Fax +1.949.253.0902