K&L Gates LLP is a business and corporate law firm. The company’s practice areas include investment management, securities enforcement, insurance coverage, mortgage banking, antitrust, reorganization, intellectual property, litigation, tax, mergers and acquisitions, and product liability. Its clients include securities firms, investment companies and advisers, Internet companies, colleges and schools, health care organizations and hospitals, financial institutions, governmental agencies, and nonprofit foundations. K&L Gates LLP was founded in 1946 and is based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It has offices in Dallas, Harrisburg, Los Angeles, Miami, Newark, New York, Boston, San Francisco, and W...
535 Smithfield Street
Henry West Oliver Building
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-2312
Founded in 1946
K&L Gates LLP Announces Executive Appointments
Feb 18 14
K&L Gates LLP voted to elect 52 lawyers to the firm's partnership, effective March 1, 2014. Tobias Gries and Gerung von Hoff were named partners in the Berlin office. Kenneth Juster, Michael McGrath, William Potter, Robert Sparkes III, and Skanthan Vivekananda have been named partners in the Boston office. In Charleston, Trey Howell and Mark Sharpe were both named partners in the firm's real estate investment, development, and finance practice. Stephanie Greer Fulcher, Jonathan Goldberg, Christine DeMaere Hoke, and Melissa Kato are new partners in the firm's Charlotte office. Brian Arnold, Robert Barz, Molly McGinley, and Amanda Williamson have been named partners in the Chicago office. Arnold, Barz, and Williamson all focus on intellectual property litigation, while McGinley's practice concentrates on securities and transactional litigation. Sam Megally and Allison Wilkerson were named partners in K&L Gates' Dallas office. Megally focuses his practice on state tax planning and controversy matters. Wilkerson is a lawyer in the firm's benefits, ESOPs, and executive compensation practice. In Fort Worth, Shoshana Thoma-Isgur was named a partner in the firm's investment management, hedge funds and alternative investments practice. She advises on investment management and securities compliance matters, including investment fund formation, federal and state securities regulations, and regulatory examinations. Amy Groff and Anthony Holtzman were named partners in the Harrisburg office. Groff's commercial and employment litigation practice serves an array of industries, and she advises employers on employment issues and policies. Holtzman focuses his practice on environmental litigation in the energy industry and also advises on constitutional and gaming matters. Christine Braamskamp, Andrew Danson, Julian Goodman, and Frank Thompson have been elevated to partner in the London office. Braamskamp concentrates her practice on multi-jurisdictional white collar crime and regulatoryissues, while Danson focuses his practice on sports, gambling, and broadcasting-related matters. Goodman is a real estate finance practitioner. Thompson is a member of the firm's litigation and dispute resolution and insurance coverage practices. Caroline Carnegie, Nicole Fauvrelle, and Will Grinter were named partners in the Melbourne office. Carnegie focuses her practice in the areas of mergers, acquisitions, and disposals, contract preparation and negotiation, asset sales, and other transactional advice. Fauvrelle advises on matters related to work health and safety law. Grinter assists clients in the property industry, with an emphasis on development, telecommunication, and infrastructure projects. David Baghdassarian and Rebecca Kibbe were named partners in the Miami office. Baghdassarian practices health care and corporate law, counseling physicians, physician groups, and other health care entities on a variety of legal matters. Kibbe concentrates her practice on product liability and toxic tort defense, with particular focus in asbestos defense. In New York, Brian Koosed has been named a partner in the firm's commercial disputes practice. Koosed represents corporations and financial institutions in a broad range of complex commercial litigation and business disputes. Paul Fuener, Oded Green, and Michelle Repp were named partners in K&L Gates' Pittsburgh office. Fuener focuses his practice on insurance coverage and general commercial litigation, while Green concentrates on private equity and venture capital investments, mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financing, and technology-related transactions. A member of the firm's corporate/M&A practice, Repp represents publicly traded and privately held clients in mergers and acquisitions transactions, private equity investments, secured credit facilities, securities offerings, and securities compliance matters. Steven Boender and Stephanie McCleery are new partners in the firm's Portland office. Boender advises on transactional matters such as mergers and acquisitions, financings, and other corporate and securities issues. McCleery focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation, including class action defense, securities litigation, and intellectual property matters. Brian Fork and John Gardner were named partners in the Raleigh office. Fork focuses his practice on financial services litigation, while Gardner advises clients on financial restructuring and bankruptcy. Amy Garrigues and Michael Ovsievsky were named partners in the Research Triangle Park office. Garrigues concentrates her practice on health law, representing academic medical centers, hospitals, and health systems. Ovsievsky advises property owners, developers, and lenders in the acquisition, disposition, and financing of residential and commercial real estate projects. In San Francisco, Holly Hogan has been named a partner in the intellectual property litigation practice. Her practice includes patent, trademark, and copyright matters before federal courts, the International Trade Commission, and the Federal Circuit. Josh Gaul, Ryan Redekopp, Holly Vance, and Christopher Wyant were named partners in the Seattle office. Gaul and Vance are both members of the firm's corporate/M&A practice; Redekopp focuses his practice on employment and labor law; and Wyant is a commercial disputes lawyer, advising on complex business, antitrust, and creditor/debtor litigation. Nicolas Chen and Mark Easton were named partners in the Sydney office. Chen is a member of the firm's real estate investment, development, and finance group, concentrating on tenant leasing matters and property and regulatory work. Easton represents corporate clients in the management and resolution of commercial disputes, with particular focus on the energy and resources, infrastructure, investment management, and real estate industries. In Tokyo, Tsuguhito Omagari was named a partner in the firm's corporate/M&A practice. He focuses on domestic and cross-border financing and M&A transactions, as well as PIPES investments in Japan and by companies outside of Japan. Soyong Cho, Kristie Kully, and Kerri Smith were named partners in the Washington, D.C. office. Cho focuses her practice on commercial disputes, government and securities enforcement, and investigations related to financial products and services; Kully concentrates on federal and state regulatory compliance matters affecting clients in the primary and secondary mortgage markets; and Smith advises on regulatory compliance concerning consumer financial service providers.