Pallavi Wahi is the Administrative Partner of K&L Gates’ Seattle office. She practices complex commercial litigation with an emphasis on corporate and intellectual property litigation, serves as a co-chair of the firmwide India practice, and is the Chair of the firm's Diversity Committee.
As an experienced litigator, Ms. Wahi has argued before various tribunals and courts in hearings and at trial with success. She has represented clients across the country in multiple jurisdictions in commercial and intellectual property disputes. She was recently recognized in the 2016 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business as a “Noted Practitioner” in the General Commercial Litigation category for Washington State. Ms. Wahi regularly represents a number of clients in high-volume and high-stakes litigation involving multiple lawsuits, multiple parties, and occasionally multiple countries. In this role, she is used to enforcing her client’s rights along with a team of attorneys trained specially in high-volume litigation utilizing cutting-edge technology and resources for that purpose.
Ms. Wahi also represents several large international clients as global coordinating counsel for litigation programs across a large number of jurisdictions, countries and subject matter areas. In this role, she has worked on and developed litigation programs on a global and national scale for clients across jurisdictions to drive efficiencies of costs and consistency of process and approach with clients with recurring needs.
Prior to joining K&L Gates, Ms. Wahi was associated with the Seattle firm of Stokes Lawrence P.S. Ms. Wahi was also a Rule 6 law clerk to the Hon. Commissioner William H. Ellis at the Washington State Court of Appeals, Division I.