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K&L Gates Adds Litigation and Dispute Resolution Lawyer to Chicago Office

10 January 2024

Chicago – Global law firm K&L Gates LLP has added Alicia Hawley as an of counsel in its Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice area. Hawley joins the firm’s Chicago office from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

With more than two decades of experience, Hawley focuses on both routine and complex e-discovery matters, best practices, case and narrative development, fact investigations, and discovery strategy. Blending her legal and technical backgrounds, Hawley regularly serves as coordinating discovery counsel on major litigations and government investigations and counsels clients on the various phases of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model.

Hawley has represented Fortune 100 companies, banks, broker-dealers, C-suite executives, and financial institutions in investigations and prosecutions by the US Securities and Exchange Commission, the US Department of Justice, the Illinois Inspector General, and various state Attorneys General. She also has experience with Financial Industry Regularly Authority (FINRA) arbitrations, commercial civil disputes, antitrust matters, and patent, trademark, and trade secret litigation including disputes in front of the International Trade Commission. In addition to her work focused on e-discovery, Hawley also maintains a practice related to emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Michael Martinez, managing partner of K&L Gates’ Chicago office, said: “We are excited to add Alicia’s deep technological and litigation experience to further grow our leading e-discovery team. We look forward to Alicia providing outstanding service to the firm’s clients in Chicago and around the globe.”

Hawley’s arrival follows the addition of several other lawyers to K&L Gates’ Chicago office in the past year, including asset management and investment funds partners Kevin Gustafson and Christopher Lokken and real estate partner Larry Woodard

Melissa Tea, a leader of the firm’s global Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice, stated: “Alicia brings to K&L Gates sophisticated technical proficiency, respected thought leadership in the e-discovery field, and a strong market presence. With her arrival, our esteemed e-discovery practice takes another step forward, further distinguishing our practice from those at other firms.” 

With lawyers in Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, North America, and South America, K&L Gates’ Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice is uniquely positioned to assist clients in resolving their disputes at the local, national, and international levels. The firm’s litigators are some of the foremost practitioners in their field, with many ranked nationally and internationally and including fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers, the American Law Institute, and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, among others.

K&L Gates is a fully integrated global law firm with lawyers located across 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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