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Richard E. Tupper

Staff Lawyer
+1.206.370.5746
Fax +1.206.623.7022

Richard Tupper is a staff attorney with the e-Discovery Analysis and Technology (e-DAT) Group. He joined K&L Gates in June 1997, and has been a staff attorney since 2001.

Much of Richard’s work has focused on management and supervision of the group’s large privilege review projects. He also advises clients on all stages of electronic discovery including document preservation, collections, processing, searching and production. Richard has also supervised large legal review teams and serves as a liaison between clients, trial counsel, review attorneys and technical support personnel. 

Richard has worked on most every large e-DAT Group project during the last fifteen years, ranging from anti-trust investigations; corporate mergers and acquisitions; patent and trademark infringement actions; employment discrimination cases; personal injury litigation; white collar crime; complex class actions; and actions concerning large investors.

Representative cases in the banking / financial / investment industry:

  • Represented large commercial lender against group of financial creditors alleging bad investment practices
  • Aided strategic investment advisor group prepare for breach of contract arbitration hearing
  • Assisted large commercial lenders with FINRA investigation of mortgage banking practices
  • Represented large lenders in class-action litigation regarding alleged RESPA violations

Richard’s years of specialized research in the areas of asbestos product identification and automobile product liability led to his pursuit of law. Prior to his work at K&L Gates, he practiced criminal law for six years with the Seattle-King County Public Defender Association, focusing on involuntary mental health commitments and dependency proceedings, as well as misdemeanor cases.

Richard is active in the K&L Gates pro bono program; is a board member of the Beacon Avenue Food Bank; has coached Little League baseball; and participates in the ongoing life and legal affairs of his church.

Professional Background

Prior to his work at K&L Gates, Richard practiced criminal law for six years with the Seattle-King County Public Defender Association, focusing on civil commitments and dependency law, as well as misdemeanors. Richard's years of specialized research in the areas of asbestos product identification and automobile product liability with a Washington, D.C.-based public interest group led to his pursuit of law.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • King County Bar Association