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K&L Gates, Lawyers Recognized as Leaders in Chambers USA 2016 Guide

23 June 2016

New York - Chambers USA 2016 has ranked 90 K&L Gates LLP lawyers across the United States as leaders in their respective practice areas. This year’s client guide ranks the firm in over three dozen practice categories — including nine nationwide — and recognizes K&L Gates lawyers in more than 30 nationwide and state categories.

The Chambers USA listings follow the publication of the 2016 editions of the Chambers Global, Asia-Pacific, Europe, and UK guides. Collectively, K&L Gates has more than 260 firm and lawyer rankings in nearly 80 categories overall in this year’s Chambers guides.

Published annually by Chambers and Partners, the rankings are based on thousands of in-depth interviews conducted with lawyers and clients to assess the reputations and experience of business lawyers around the world.

K&L Gates, as a firm, was recognized in the following Chambers USA nationwide and state categories:

Nationwide Rankings
Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation)
Energy: Electricity (Transactional)
Government: Government Relations
Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Policyholder
Investment Funds: Registered Funds
Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Litigation (New York)
Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Regulatory

State Rankings
Banking & Finance - North Carolina
Banking & Finance: Corporate & Regulatory - Massachusetts
Bankruptcy/Restructuring - Massachusetts, North Carolina, and Washington
Corporate/Commercial - Washington
Corporate/M&A - North Carolina
Corporate/M&A: Alternative Entities - Delaware
Corporate/M&A & Private Equity - Illinois and Western Pennsylvania
Environment - New Jersey, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania
Healthcare - North Carolina
Hedge & Mutual Funds - Massachusetts
Labor & Employment - New Jersey and Washington
Litigation: General Commercial - Alaska, New Jersey, Western Pennsylvania, and Washington
Insurance - Pennsylvania
Intellectual Property - Pennsylvania and Washington
Real Estate - North Carolina, South Carolina, and Washington
Technology: Outsourcing - Texas

By office, the K&L Gates lawyers and the Chambers USA categories in which they were recognized are:

Jennifer Coughlin (Litigation: General Commercial - Alaska)
Louisiana Cutler (Litigation: General Commercial - Alaska)
Joan Travostino (Real Estate - Alaska)

Brian Graham (Immigration - Texas)

Michael Caccese (Hedge & Mutual Funds - Massachusetts)
Charles Dale (Bankruptcy/Restructuring - Massachusetts)
Mark Goshko (Hedge & Mutual Funds - Massachusetts)
Sean Mahoney (Banking & Finance: Corporate & Regulatory - Massachusetts)
Stanley Ragalevsky (Banking & Finance: Corporate & Regulatory - Massachusetts)
Mackenzie Shea (Bankruptcy/Restructuring - Massachusetts)
Derek Steingarten (Hedge & Mutual Funds - Massachusetts)

James Bruce (Corporate/M&A - South Carolina)
J. Walker Coleman IV (Labor & Employment- South Carolina)
Julius Hines (Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Litigation (outside New York) - Nationwide)
Matthew Norton (Real Estate - South Carolina)
Mark Sharpe (Real Estate - South Carolina)

Stacy Ackermann (Banking & Finance - North Carolina)
David Franchina (Environment - North Carolina)
Rick Giovannelli (Corporate/M&A - North Carolina)
Sean Jones (Corporate/M&A - North Carolina)
Joseph B.C. Kluttz (Bankruptcy/Restructuring - North Carolina)
Margaret Westbrook (Bankruptcy/Restructuring - North Carolina)

Merrick Hatcher (Corporate/M&A & Private Equity - Illinois)
Thomas Homburger (Real Estate - Illinois)
Scott Mendel (Antitrust - Illinois)
Mark McMillan (Corporate/M&A & Private Equity - Illinois)
David Rieser (Environment: Mainly Transactional - Illinois)

John Howell (Outsourcing - Nationwide; and Technology: Outsourcing - Texas)
Cynthia Ohlenforst (Tax: Litigation - Texas)
Edward Vishnevetsky (Healthcare - Texas)

David Raphael (Environment - Pennsylvania)
R. Timothy Weston (Environment - Pennsylvania)
Craig Wilson (Environment - Pennsylvania)

Los Angeles
Hector Espinosa (Construction - California)
Timothy Pierce (Construction - California)

Michael Levinson (Healthcare - Florida)
Clayton Parker (Corporate/M&A & Private Equity - Florida)

Rosemary Alito (Labor & Employment (Includes Immigration) - New Jersey)
Vincent Avallone (Labor & Employment (Includes Immigration) - New Jersey)
William Hyatt Jr. (Environment - New Jersey)
Brian Montag (Environment - New Jersey)
Frank Politano (Intellectual Property - New Jersey)

New York
Michael Chalos (Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Litigation (New York) - Nationwide)
Donald Dowling (Labor & Employment - New York)
Donald Stever (Environment - New York)

Palo Alto
Jeff Randall (Intellectual Property: Patent - California)

Tom Birsic (Litigation: General Commercial - Pennsylvania)
Patrick McElhinny (Intellectual Property - Pennsylvania)
Nicholas Ranjan (Litigation: General Commercial - Pennsylvania)
Michael Zanic (Litigation: General Commercial - Pennsylvania)
Robert Zinn (Corporate/M&A & Private Equity - Pennsylvania)

Kevin Burnett (Corporate/M&A - Oregon)
Brendan McDonnell (Corporate/M&A - Oregon)

Stanford Baird (Environment - North Carolina)
A. Lee Hogewood (Bankruptcy/Restructuring - North Carolina)
David Lindsay (Labor & Employment - North Carolina)

Research Triangle Park
Richard Church (Healthcare - North Carolina)
Darlene Davis (Healthcare - North Carolina)
Mary Beth Johnston (Healthcare - North Carolina)
Gary Qualls (Healthcare - North Carolina)

David Bateman (Intellectual Property - Washington)
Annette Becker (Corporate/Commercial - Washington)
C. Kent Carlson (Corporate/Commercial - Washington)
Stephan Coonrod (Corporate/Commercial - Washington)
Mark Filipini (Labor & Employment - Washington)
Michael Gearin (Bankruptcy/Restructuring - Washington)
G. Scott Greenburg (Corporate/Commercial - Washington)
Philip Guess (Litigation: General Commercial - Washington)
Gary Kocher (Corporate/Commercial - Washington)
Patrick Madden (Labor & Employment - Washington)
David McDonald (Intellectual Property - Washington)
David Neu (Bankruptcy/Restructuring - Washington)
Shannon Skinner (Real Estate - Washington)
Suzanne Thomas (Labor & Employment - Washington)
Craig Trueblood (Environment - Washington)
Christopher Voss (Corporate/Commercial - Washington)
Pallavi Wahi (Litigation: General Commercial - Washington)
Andrew Zuccotti (Corporate/Commercial: Tax - Washington)

Washington, D.C.
Carol Elder Bruce (Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations - District of Columbia)
Daniel Crowley (Government: Government Relations - Nationwide)
Bruce Heiman (Government: Government Relations - Nationwide)
Donald Kaplan (Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation) - Nationwide)
William Myhre (Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Regulatory - Nationwide)
Stuart Nibley (Government: Government Contracts - Nationwide)
Emanuel Rouvelas (Government: Government Relations - Nationwide; and Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Regulatory - Nationwide)
Mark Ruge (Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Regulatory - Nationwide)
William Schmidt (Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation - District of Columbia)
Robert Zutz (Investment Funds: Registered Funds - Nationwide)

Eric Feldman (Corporate/M&A: Alternative Entities - Delaware)
Nicholas Froio (Corporate/M&A: Alternative Entities - Delaware)
Scott Waxman (Corporate/M&A: Alternative Entities - Delaware)

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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