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K&L Gates has more than 50 litigators spanning three continents engaged in financial services litigation. From defending consumer claims and class actions to complex international arbitrations in high-profile litigation or government investigations, K&L Gates trial teams have successfully represented regional, national, and international clients of all types and sizes in financial services disputes. 

Firm clients represent all of the major financial sectors, including full-service and specialty banking, mortgage banking, consumer finance, investment management, and private equity.

Resolving disputes in an efficient and productive manner is essential to our clients’ ongoing success.  In addition to our extensive trial experience, we resolve cases through arbitration, mediation, and complex settlements.  K&L Gates litigators also provide ongoing counsel to financial institutions on internal investigations, governmental regulatory and enforcement matters, litigation and transaction risks and exposure, and dispute-resolution mechanisms.

The U.S. National Law Journal has identified K&L Gates as a “go-to” law firm for Financial America, and Chambers USA, an independent, research-based guide to the legal profession, ranks K&L Gates as having one of the leading financial services practices in the country.

K&L Gates was ranked among top law firms as a “Standout” in Securities and Finance Litigation, Complex Commercial Litigation, and Routine Commercial Litigation in BTI Consulting Group’s 2015 Litigation Outlook Survey.

Areas of Practice

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Partner
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Partner
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Partner
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Partner
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Global Client Development, Recruitment and Integration Partner
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Administrative Partner (Washington, D.C.)
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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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Senior Associate
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Practice Area Leader - Litigation
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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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Associate
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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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Associate
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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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Associate
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Associate
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Partner
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Associate
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Administrative Partner (Los Angeles)
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Associate
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Partner
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Partner
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Associate
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Associate
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Associate
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Bankruptcy Litigation
Representing a syndicate of 26 banks in connection with the reorganization of a New York Stock Exchange company and the clients’ recovery of over $200 million in principal and interest.
Defending a group of 12 banks in the dismissal of lender liability, preference, and fraudulent conveyance claims against the banks and in the successful recovery of cash, secured notes, and stock for the banks’ claims.
Representing a major equipment lessor in the recovery of its equipment and obtaining lease payments in the Phar-Mor Chapter 11 case.
Serving as lead defense counsel and nationwide coordinating counsel for a national consumer lender in a class action challenging the method for asserting claims in bankruptcy court.
Representing a secured creditor in successful appeal to U.S. District Court of adverse post-petition financing “priming lien” decision.
Litigating the rights of general and limited partners in major commercial real estate developments.
Representing a group of investors in a failed Connecticut-based hedge fund complex that was discovered to be operating as a Ponzi-scheme. Our firm formed an unofficial committee of investors for the purpose of obtaining the appointment of a federal receiver and later, after filing of a Chapter 11 petition by the receiver, we represented the official creditors' committee in the bankruptcy case.
Representing the holder of an under-secured first mortgage loan in the successful Chapter 11 reorganization of a 288-unit inner city subsidized rental housing development, and presenting the prevailing Chapter 11 plan.
Representing various creditors in airline reorganizations involving cash collateral issues, sale and use of heavy equipment, and rights of unsecured note holders.
Consumer Financial Services Litigation/Class Action Defense
Entry of summary judgment in favor of a global trading company with respect to GNMA investor status as intended third-party beneficiary.