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K&L Gates corporate lawyers provide corporate governance counsel to publicly traded corporations and their boards, independent directors, board committees, and management on a wide range of corporate governance issues in the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia, the Middle East, and South America.

 

With approximately 500 corporate lawyers who practice in fully integrated offices located on five continents, we are well-positioned to offer full-service corporate counsel. We proactively counsel our publicly traded clients with respect to policies for achieving sound corporate governance, and in compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the corporate governance rules of the NYSE and Nasdaq. We also advise our clients regarding regulatory initiatives and deficiencies noted by regulators across the corporate landscape. In 2011, K&L Gates was singled out as the national Corporate Governance “Law Firm of the Year” by the U.S. News-Best Lawyers® survey.  

 

Our advice is sought in connection with numerous issues and matters, including:

  • Activist shareholders and hedge funds
  • ISS/Risk Metrics policies and voting guidelines
  • Advance notice bylaws and proxy access matters
  • Audit committee responsibilities, including auditor independence analyses
  • Composition and scope of key independent board committees – audit, nominating/corporate governance, and compensation
  • Conducting annual committee charter reviews
  • Development of codes of conduct and ethics, including insider trading policies and corporate compliance programs, for directors, officers, and employees
  • Development of corporate governance principles and guidelines, as well as committee charters
  • Director qualification standards, including the expanded emphasis on director independence and audit committee qualifications
  • Executive compensation issues and disclosure
  • General anti-takeover defense
  • Policies and procedures for meetings of non-management directors
  • Shareholder proxy proposals

Areas of Practice

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Of Counsel
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Partner
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Associate
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Partner
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Partner
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Practice Area Leader – Corporate & Transactional
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Administrative Partner (Fort Worth)
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Partner
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Partner
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Associate
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Partner
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Partner
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Partner
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Partner
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Partner
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Partner
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Associate
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Counsel
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Partner
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Of Counsel
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Partner
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Mutual Fund Division Manager
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Partner
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Partner
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Of Counsel
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Partner
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Partner
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Partner
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Of Counsel
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Partner
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Partner
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Senior Associate
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Partner
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Special Counsel
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Partner
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Associate
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Partner
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Partner
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Partner
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Partner
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Practice Area Leader — Corporate & Transactional
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Partner
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Partner
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Counsel
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Partner
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Counsel
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Partner
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Partner
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Partner
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Partner
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Partner
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Counsel
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Partner
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Of Counsel
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Partner
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Partner
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Administrative Partner (Orange County)
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Partner
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Partner
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Partner
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Administrative Partner (Berlin, Frankfurt and Munich)
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Partner
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Partner
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Staff Lawyer
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Associate
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Partner
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Partner
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Partner
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Administrative Partner (Charlotte)
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Partner
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Senior Associate
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Associate
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Partner
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Partner
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Special Counsel
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Partner
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Partner
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Partner
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Partner
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Associate
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Partner
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Associate
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Partner
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Partner
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Partner
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Partner
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Partner
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Partner
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Partner
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Administrative Partner (Portland)
P +1.503.226.5710
Of Counsel
P +1.412.355.6458
Practice Area Leader - Corporate & Transactional
P +1.312.807.4383
Partner
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Partner
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Partner
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Associate
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Partner
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Staff Lawyer
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Partner
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Associate
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Partner
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Associate
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Associate
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Partner
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Partner
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Partner
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Partner
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Partner
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Partner
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Partner
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Of Counsel
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Partner
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Retired Partner
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Partner
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Partner
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Chairman Emeritus
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Partner
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Partner
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Of Counsel
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Partner
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Partner
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Associate
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Partner
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Partner
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Partner
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Partner
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Partner
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Partner
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Partner
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Partner
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Partner
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Associate
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Associate
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Managing Partner, Asia
P +1.206.370.7617
Partner
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Partner
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Partner
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Partner
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Partner
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Partner
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Partner
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Partner
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Administrative Partner
P +1.302.416.7070
Partner
P +1.617.951.9068
Partner
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Associate
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Partner
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Associate
P +852.2230.3573
Partner
P +886.2.2326.5198
Partner
P +1.650.798.6751
Practice Area Leader - Corporate & Transactional
P +1.212.536.4887
Staff Lawyer
P +1.206.370.6680
Partner
P +1.202.778.9059