The relationship between businesses and governments around the world remains in an uncertain state. On top of continued anemic economic growth in Europe, uncertainty surrounding the diverse economies of Asia, turbulence in the Middle East, an election in Australia to determine all members of parliament, and in November, a hotly-contested presidential election in the United States, the global community has also just begun to wrestle in earnest with the momentous political, economic, and practical implications of the Brexit vote on 23 June.
Depth of ExperienceOur professionals have extensive public service credentials at the federal, state, and local government levels. Lawyers and professionals have previously held positions in government worldwide. Among our colleagues in the United States are a former state Governor and a former U.S. Attorney General, a former U.S. Senator, two former U.S. Representatives, and a former Secretary of the Army and member of the House of Representatives. Our team also includes numerous others including former White House officials; key former Republican and Democratic counsel and staff to the House and Senate leadership and committees; a former general counsel of the Central Intelligence Agency; senior counsel at various government agencies such as the Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, Environmental Protection Agency, Federal Trade Commission, Federal Aviation Administration, Office of Foreign Assets Control, and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission; senior gubernatorial aides, military officials, and others. Outside of the United States, we have individuals who previously have held positions within the United Kingdom’s Serious Fraud Office and Revenue and Customs Prosecution Office, a member of the Catalan, Spanish and European Parliaments, and Hong Kong’s Department of Justice.Geographic ReachK&L Gates has fully integrated offices in the primary political, commercial, and financial centers of North America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Australia, and South America, including 12 world capitals. As business issues increasingly involve multiple government authorities, our global reach allows us to develop and execute coordinated strategies in multiple locations. Our reach extends to every region of the United States. In particular, our Washington, D.C. office, just blocks from the White House, and a short distance from Capitol Hill, federal agencies, and other regulatory bodies, is ideally-situated to assist our clients in all types of government-related matters. On the West Coast, we have a presence from Southern California to Alaska, with offices in Orange County, Los Angeles, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, and Anchorage. In the Central United States our offices stretch from Texas (Austin, Dallas, Houston, and Fort Worth) to Chicago. On the East Coast, we reach from Florida to New England, with locations in Miami, North Carolina (Charlotte, Research Triangle Park, and Raleigh), South Carolina (Charleston), Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh and Harrisburg), Newark, New York, Wilmington, and Boston. We have combined these capabilities with a network of offices around the globe. In Europe, we practice from offices in London, Paris, Frankfurt, Munich, Berlin, Brussels, Milan, and Warsaw. In Asia, we are in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Taipei, Singapore, Seoul, and Tokyo, and we are located in the Middle East, in Dubai and Doha. We also have a presence in South America, in São Paulo. In Australia, we have offices in Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, and Sydney.
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