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William A. Kirk

Partner
+1.202.661.3814
Fax +1.202.778.9100

Bill Kirk, a partner at K&L Gates, represents clients before Congress and Executive Branch agencies with emphasis on tax, financial services, corporate and transportation and infrastructure matters. Mr. Kirk’s clients include public and private entities such as major corporations and national trade associations for whom he provides policy analysis and strategic advice and engages in advocacy with the Congress and Executive Branch agencies. He also has significant experience representing emerging and middle market firms on legal and policy matters (e.g., minority and women-owned companies) and investment firms, including venture capital funds and their management teams. Mr. Kirk also advises clients on diversity and inclusion issues.

Prior to private legal practice, Mr. Kirk enjoyed a distinguished career as a Congressional staff member, including positions as an advisor to Congressman John Conyers (D-MI) and as a senior staff member of the House Ways and Means Committee including serving as Staff Director of the Committee’s Oversight panel then chaired by Congressman Charles Rangel (D-NY). He serves on the steering committee of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Political Action Committee (PAC). Mr. Kirk is also a board member and counsel to the CBC Political Education and Leadership Institute. Mr. Kirk is a graduate of Swarthmore College (B.A.) and of Georgetown University Law Center (J.D.).

  • Advising an airport business national trade association on regulatory issues affecting the group’s members.
  • Representing a large reinsurance company on tax and financial services legislative issues.
  • Developed company compliance plans relating to U.S. Department of Transportation airport disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) regulations.
  • Representing a large municipality on appropriations matters and a host of legislative issues ranging from economic development to homeland security.