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K&L Gates Further Enhances Washington, D.C., Office with International Trade Partner Hire

15 August 2016

Washington, D.C. - The Washington, D.C., office of global law firm K&L Gates LLP welcomes Steven F. Hill as a partner in the antitrust, competition, and trade regulation practice. Hill, who arrives from Baker & McKenzie, is the seventh new partner, of counsel, or public policy professional to join K&L Gates’ Washington, D.C., office in the past two months.

Hill has nearly 20 years of experience focusing on international trade regulation compliance and enforcement, United States export controls and sanctions law, and anti-corruption matters, including regulatory issues under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

He has advised clients across numerous industries in the energy, retail, healthcare, finance, manufacturing, aerospace, and telecommunications sectors on strategies for cross-border transactions and responding to government enforcement actions, as well as on conducting international mergers and acquisitions, the formation of joint ventures, and securing and retaining business partners and intermediaries. He also has experience assisting clients in connection with national security reviews conducted by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).

“We’re thrilled to have Steven join our team,” said David T. Case, administrative partner of K&L Gates’ Washington, D.C., office. “His deep experience in global regulatory and trade matters will help our clients conduct business in an ever-complex international business environment.”

K&L Gates’ antitrust, competition and trade regulation practice has a significant presence in the United States, the European Union, Australia, and the Asia Pacific region, with the firm’s lawyers having handled complex antitrust/competition law matters on every continent except Antarctica. The lawyers in the practice defend clients in some of the largest global cartel investigations, parallel civil cases, and class actions, in addition to obtaining regulatory clearance of multi-billion dollar transactions for Fortune 500 companies.

Recently, K&L Gates’ Washington, D.C., office also has welcomed Vincente L. Martinez as a partner in the government enforcement practice; Olivia S. Byrne and Tala S. Gardner as partner and of counsel, respectively, in the real estate practice; Linda C. Odom as partner in the FinTech practice; and former United States Army Secretary John McHugh and advisor Anne LeMay in the public policy and law practice. 

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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