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David I. Kelch
Potential Changes to the Oil and Gas Lease Protection Package
Pennsylvania Oil and Gas Producers Need to Prepare for New Legislation That Could Give Rise to Disputes with Royalty Owners
Oil & Gas Alert
2 February 2017
Important Changes in Litigating Oil and Gas Cases in Federal Court: What the 2015 Amendments to the Federal Rules Mean for Oil and Gas Companie
Important Changes in Litigating Oil and Gas Cases in Federal Court: What the 2015 Amendments to the Federal Rules Mean for Oil and Gas Companies
Oil & Gas Alert
2 October 2015
The Sixth Circuit Holds That an Arbitration Clause in an Expired Contract Still Applies
Commercial Disputes Alert
27 January 2015
2 Sign or Not 2 Sign: Which Statute of Frauds Governs Oil & Gas Leases?
Oil and Gas alert
15 July 2014
Arbitration/Class Waiver Clauses in Oil and Gas Leases: The Applicability of
Italian Colors Restaurant
to the Natural Gas Industry
Oil and Gas Alert
11 September 2013
Complex Commercial Litigation and Disputes
J.D., Dickinson School of Law of The Pennsylvania State University, 2012, (
Penn State – Dickinson Law Review
, Comments Editor; member – Woolsack Honor Society)
B.A., West Virginia University, 2007
M.A., West Virginia University, 2007
Bar of Pennsylvania
United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
David Kelch is a fifth year associate in the firm’s Pittsburgh office. His practice is concentrated in a number of different areas, including complex commercial litigation, government enforcement (defense, investigations, and compliance), and consumer litigation.
Mr. Kelch has represented corporations and individuals in federal and state courts throughout the country. He has broad litigation experience in many aspects of discovery and trial preparation. His experience includes fact and legal issue research and investigation, managing e-Discovery matters and complex document collections and productions, and preparing witnesses for and conducting fact witness depositions. He also has substantial experience in drafting successful pre-trial dispositive motions and briefs.
David has an active pro bono practice, representing religious entities in free speech, religious liberties, and civil rights matters. He is a member of the firm’s Cyber Civil Rights Legal Project and assists victims of “revenge porn” with takedowns and related litigation. And, he has represented inmates convicted as juveniles to sentences of life-without-parole in their resentencing proceedings required by current Supreme Court precedent.
Mr. Kelch was a summer associate for K&L Gates in 2011.
Recipient of CALI award at the Penn State-Dickinson School of Law for the highest grade awarded in:
Parish Council - St. James Parish, Sewickley, Pa
The Upcoming Major Changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure,
K&L Gates Associate Speaker Series
, July 22, 2015 (Pittsburgh, PA).
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