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Thomas A. Donovan

Fax +1.412.355.6501
Mr. Donovan practices primarily in the areas of commercial litigation and antitrust counseling. His experience includes both the defense and prosecution of private treble damage actions alleging monopolization, contracts and conspiracies in restraint of trade, price discrimination, denial of access to transportation and other essential facilities and other antitrust violations, as well as the evaluation and defense of mergers and acquisitions under the antitrust laws. He has also defended against criminal prosecutions alleging antitrust, environmental, fraud and other white collar offenses. In addition, he has experience in litigating governmental price control issues.

He also has experience in the defense against claims arising from environmental incidents, including oil and other product spills and hazardous substance releases. Such disputes have included governmental regulatory clean-up and penalty claims, natural resource damage assessments and private claims for property damages as well as personal injury. He has also had involvement in defending against claims of securities fraud, common law fraud and RICO violations.

In the antitrust, environmental and securities areas, Mr. Donovan has litigated a number of class actions seeking both injunctive and damage relief.

Professional Background

Mr. Donovan has been with K&L Gates since 1975.

Prior to joining K&L Gates he served as law clerk to the Honorable Arlin M. Adams of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.