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K&L Gates Strengthens Investment Management Practice with Boston Lawyer Addition

30 July 2015

Boston - The Boston office of global law firm K&L Gates LLP has added Kenneth Holston as an Of Counsel in the firm’s investment management, hedge funds and alternative investments practice. He joins K&L Gates from MFS Investment Management, where he served as assistant vice president and senior counsel.

With a broad range of experience – both in-house and through private practice – in the derivatives and structured and alternative products areas, Holston will counsel investment clients on a variety of regulatory, compliance, and corporate matters, including fund formation and hedge fund and structured opportunities, as well as on legislative and industry developments. He also will advise on Dodd-Frank, European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR), and other derivatives regulations and protocols outside the U.S. and Europe as well as futures, prime brokerage, and clearing agreements, among others.

“We are delighted to welcome Ken to K&L Gates’ Boston office,” said Mark E. Haddad, administrative partner of K&L Gates’ Boston office. “With his deep industry experience and professional knowledge in areas that have increasing importance to our global clients, Ken will fortify and enhance our extensive and ever-growing investment management practice in important respects.”

At K&L Gates, Holston joins one of the largest and most experienced investment management law firm practices in the United States and globally, with his addition following the earlier arrivals of investment management partners Jacob Ghanty in London and Michael Wong in Hong Kong. He is one of a number of new lawyers to join K&L Gates’ Boston office, which also welcomed the team of Jeffrey Patterson, Sean Higgins, and David Fialkow (financial institutions and services litigation); Christopher Finnerty and Michael Murphy (antitrust, competition & trade regulation); and Morgan Nickerson (IP litigation) in March.

 K&L Gates comprises more than 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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