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K&L Gates Names 50 New Partners

17 February 2016

Pittsburgh - The partners of global law firm K&L Gates LLP have voted to elect the following 50 lawyers from across four continents to the firm’s partnership, effective March 1, 2016.

Grace Fan-Delatour is a new partner in Beijing. She advises major Chinese state-owned clients and others on energy matters involving cross-border transactions in North and South America, Southeast Asia, and Africa, and also represents multinational corporations in China on a variety of complex projects.

Anja Rösch was named partner in the firm’s Berlin office. Rösch focuses her practice on advising on real estate transactions, tenancy and public building law, and tax matters.

Lindsay Bishop, David Christensen, Jennifer Janeira Nagle, and Phi Lan Tinsley were named partners in K&L Gates’ Boston office. Both Christensen and Nagle are members of the firm’s financial institutions and services litigation practice and also handle class action litigation defense, while Bishop focuses her practice in the areas of complex commercial disputes and insurance coverage. Tinsley counsels and litigates in the field of intellectual property rights, with a focus on trademark, trade dress, copyright, and unfair competition matters.

In Charleston, Jennifer Thiem and Brian Wildstein were named partners. Thiem represents companies and individuals in commercial disputes, trade secret misappropriation, and insurance coverage matters. Wildstein advises developers, lenders, landlords, and nonprofit organizations in real estate and resort development, acquisition, financing, restructuring, and leasing matters.

Patrick Rogers has been named partner in the firm’s Charlotte office, where he advises on securities, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate matters.

In Chicago, Lauren Donahue, Nolan Hubbard, and Benjamin Weed have been named partners. Donahue represents clients in complex civil litigation, government enforcement, and white collar criminal defense matters, particularly in the areas of antitrust, cartel, and trade regulation. Hubbard and Weed are both patent lawyers who focus on patent prosecution, litigation, counseling, opinion work, and due diligence.

Desiree Moore is a new commercial disputes partner in the Doha office, advising on matters involving intellectual property, entertainment, product liability, labor and employment, art law, and class action defense.

In Houston, Jonathan Hoff and David Sweeney have been named partners in the energy practice. Hoff’s practice includes U.S. and international transactions in the energy and maritime sectors, with a particular focus on oil and gas and other commodity trading, derivative transactions, and energy commodity risk management. Sweeney advises on a broad range of U.S. and international oil and gas and other natural resource and infrastructure transactions, but has particular experience in onshore and offshore oil and gas operating agreements and in the structuring and negotiation of joint development and participation arrangements in the oil and gas sector.

Feroze Abbas, Rajeev Joshi, and Andrew Massey were named partners in the firm’s London office. Abbas advises on planning and environmental law, local government authority, and housing regulation; Joshi focuses on real estate investment, development, and finance work for institutional investors, foreign investors, and financial institutions; and Massey advises a diverse range of financial service institutions on financial services law and regulation as a member of the firm’s investment management and funds practice.

In Los Angeles, Christina Goodrich has been named partner. Goodrich’s litigation practice focuses on matters involving intellectual property, writs and appeals, federal practice, commercial disputes, and labor and employment.

Steven Wulff is a new partner in the Melbourne office, where he prepares and prosecutes domestic and international patent applications spanning a broad array of technologies.

In Miami, Stephanie Moot has been named partner. Moot focuses her commercial disputes practice on Title III ADA public accommodations and defends class action and individual lawsuits for clients across various industries.

Vittorio Salvadori di Wiesenhoff is a new partner in Milan, where he advises on the tax aspects of financial transactions, corporate reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, and real estate deals.

Tara Pehush has been named partner in the firm’s New York office. She concentrates her practice on litigation matters in the commercial, toxic tort, product liability, and insurance areas.

In Newark, George Barbatsuly, Dawn Lamparello, and Loly Tor were all named partners. Barbatsuly counsels in and litigates a wide variety of employment and labor law issues, while Lamparello concentrates her practice in environmental law, including related litigation and regulatory compliance work. Tor focuses on civil litigation, arbitration, and appellate matters, primarily in the areas of product liability and construction and commercial litigation.

Caitlin Blanche, Frank Dworak, and Brent Johnson are new partners in K&L Gates’ Orange County office. Blanche’s practice focuses on product liability, representing manufacturers of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, food and beverage, apparel, and other consumer products. Dworak represents clients in transactional tax matters including partnerships, mergers, acquisitions, family office, financings, fund formation, insolvency, and executive compensation, while Johnson focuses his intellectual property practice on patent prosecution, due diligence, and client counseling.

Jackson Ho is a new IP litigation partner in the Palo Alto office, where he advises on patent litigation matters involving a wide array of technologies, including biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, malware detection systems, and medical devices.

Claude-Étienne Armingaud has been named partner in the firm’s Paris office. A member of the firm’s commercial transactions and outsourcing practice, Armingaud represents public and private companies in the areas of information technologies and intellectual property.

In Pittsburgh, David Fusco has been named a new partner. Fusco focuses his practice in the areas of commercial litigation, product liability, and toxic tort, with significant experience implementing national defense strategies in mass tort claims throughout the U.S.

In the Raleigh office, Suzanne Allaire and Camden Betz are both new real estate investment, development, and finance partners. Allaire works on the acquisition and development of residential subdivisions and planned communities, while Betz advises on commercial real estate matters including the financing, acquisition, development, management, and disposition of hotels, office building, and shopping centers.

Darlene Davis was named a partner in the Research Triangle Park office. Davis represents academic medical centers, health systems, hospitals, home health agencies, hospices, nursing homes, and ancillary suppliers on provider enrollment issues and a wide range of licensure, certification, and other regulatory and transactional matters.

In San Francisco, Jocelyn Belloni, SoniaGioseffi, and Rikki Sapolich have been named partners. Belloni counsels clients on brand protection and intellectual property disputes, focusing on managing global trademark portfolios and enforcement programs. As a member of the firm’s investment management practice, Gioseffi’s experience includes a variety of regulatory, transactional, and counseling matters involving state and federal securities laws. Sapolich’s practice concentrates on employee benefits and compensation, with experience in retirement plans, executive employment and severance arrangements, and equity based compensation plans.

J. Timothy Hobbs, Naomi Ogan, and Ankur Tohan were named partners in Seattle. Hobbs focuses his practice on antitrust law and litigation and trade regulation, in addition to litigating and counseling on fisheries. Ogan concentrates on corporate transactions, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital financings, and securities offerings; and Tohan counsels on matters such as energy infrastructure, natural resource development, compliance, and the defense of governmental and citizen enforcement actions.

Cindy Hong is a new partner in the firm’s Shanghai office. Hong concentrates her practice on matters involving investigations and compliance, and also advises multinational companies on their China corporate operations.

In Singapore, Ashish Chugh has been named partner. Chugh has broad experience in international arbitration and cross-border commercial disputes, representing parties in a wide range of industries, including commodities, construction, energy, hospitality, oil & gas, stationery, and telecommunications. He is qualified to practice law in India, New York, England and Wales, and Singapore.

Lucy Williams was named partner in the firm’s Sydney office, where she advises on complex commercial disputes in a variety of industries, including insurance, finance, property, energy and resources, and environmental consulting.

Rafal Morek and Patrycja Zawirska were named partners in Warsaw. Morek advises clients on construction and dispute resolution matters before state courts and arbitral tribunals, as well as in negotiation and mediation. Zawirska focuses her practice on the various aspects of employment and labor law, including significant experience in collective labor laws and the representation of employers in trade union matters.

In Washington, D.C., Karishma Page, Lauren Pryor, Sandra Safro, and Nicole Trudeau have all been named partners. Page focuses her federal policy practice on tax, financial services, retirement security, and health care issues; Pryor counsels clients on general corporate and business transactional matters including in regards to mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and transfers of assets; Safro’s practice involves regulatory, policy, and transactional matters related to natural gas, liquefied natural gas, and oil; and Trudeau represents investment companies, other pooled investment vehicles, and their independent board members on matters under U.S. federal securities laws. 

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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