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Marla Tun Reschly

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Marla Tun Reschly is an experienced trial attorney and a partner in the firm’s Charlotte office. She represents corporate clients in federal and state courts and focuses her practice on commercial litigation, white collar law matters, and government contract disputes. Prior to joining K&L Gates, Marla was a trial attorney with the Commercial Litigation Branch of the U.S. Department of Justice. In that role, she litigated commercial disputes on behalf of federal agencies. Marla is licensed to practice law in North Carolina and Illinois.

Professional Background

Marla began her legal career as a commercial litigation associate in the Chicago office of a leading international law firm before joining the U.S. Department of Justice as a trial attorney in Washington, D.C. She then joined another leading international law firm as a partner in its Chicago office prior to moving to Charlotte and joining K&L Gates. Marla is a member of the Firmwide Diversity Committee and is a Co-Chair of the firm’s Carolinas Diversity Committee.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • 2018 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (Board of Governors, At-Large Board Member 2013-2015)
  • Charlotte International Arbitration Society (Board of Directors)
  • Charlotte Asian Pacific American Bar Association (Executive Committee, President-Elect, 2018-2019)

Speaking Engagements

  • “Success is intentional: Law Firm Advancement Demystified,” Mecklenburg County Bar Apex Symposium, 13 November 2015
Commercial and Government Contracts Litigation
  • Served as lead counsel in a six-week jury trial involving breach of contract and construction law claims for a Fortune 500 energy company
  • Defended a global automotive company in litigation involving breach of employment agreement claims
  • Represented a bank holding company in litigation regarding the ownership of tax refunds
  • Served as lead counsel in a two-week bench trial regarding breach of contract and civil fraud claims involving Section 8 housing subsidies
  • Served as lead counsel at a six-week bench trial regarding breach of timber sale agreements
  • Defended federal agency actions in pre-award and post-award bid protests
  • Defended federal agencies in breach of contract litigation involving concessions businesses at national parks, property leasing agreements, military equipment purchases, and the construction of barracks at Fort Bragg in North Carolina
  • Represented the National Archives and Records Administration in construction litigation relating to structural improvements for security purposes
White Collar
  • Obtained a dismissal of qui tam claims brought against an international healthcare corporation
  • Conducted a wide-scale FCPA internal investigation spanning across several countries for a large international corporation
  • Represented a Fortune 500 company and conducted an internal investigation in relation to subpoenas and informal inquiries received from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Represented a Fortune 500 company and conducted an internal investigation in relation to subpoenas served by the U.S. Department of Justice
  • Represented the board of directors of a healthcare services organization and conducted an internal investigation in relation to an informal inquiry received from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Conducted an internal investigation for a services organization relating to a suspected embezzlement by a senior employee and represented the client’s interests during the prosecution of the perpetrator and the recovery of the stolen funds