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K&L Gates Adds Labor & Employment, Litigation Partner in Chicago

17 May 2016
Chicago - The Chicago office of global law firm K&L Gates LLP welcomes Sang-yul Lee as a partner in the firm’s Labor, Employment and Workplace Safety (LEWS) practice and Global Employer Solutions area. Previously a trial lawyer for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), he joins K&L Gates from Locke Lord LLP.

Lee focuses his practice on labor and employment law, human resource management issues, and restrictive covenant disputes. He advises on employment litigation; union-management matters including collective bargaining, strikes, and organizing campaigns; restrictive covenant matters including non-compete and trade secrets disputes; mediations and grievance arbitrations; reductions-in-force/redundancy matters; health and safety investigations; and wage and hour investigations and litigation.

Lee represents clients in a wide range of matters before U.S. federal and state courts, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the NLRB, the U.S. Department of Labor, and the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, in addition to other government agencies. Lee focuses on representing clients in U.S. litigation, labor and employment, and cross-border transactional matters through inter-disciplinary teams and with an emphasis on practicality.

“Sang-yul’s arrival enhances our global Labor, Employment, and Workplace Safety practice and is another sign of the firm’s commitment to building our Chicago team and to expanding our Midwest-based offerings,” said Michael Martinez, administrative partner of K&L Gates’ Chicago office. “We are delighted Sang-yul has joined K&L Gates.”

Lawyers in K&L Gates’ LEWS practice and Global Employer Solutions area advise domestic and international clients in the technology, pharmaceuticals, retail, banking, manufacturing, hospitality, transportation, broadcasting, construction, mining, energy, financial services, and health care industries, among others, on a variety of regional and cross-border labor and employment issues. With more than 200 lawyers, K&L Gates’ Global Employer Solutions team counsels corporations and entities across numerous countries and jurisdictions in meeting the challenges of their global business needs. 

K&L Gates comprises approximately 2,000 lawyers globally who practice in fully integrated offices located on five continents. The firm represents leading multinational corporations, growth and middle-market companies, capital markets participants and entrepreneurs in every major industry group as well as public sector entities, educational institutions, philanthropic organizations and individuals. 
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