K&L Gates joins SACC-DC as new Corporate Member

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K&L Gates is a fully integrated global law firm with lawyers located across five continents. The broad global platform allows K&L Gates to guide clients through the legal challenges inherent in the ever-changing international landscape. The deep latticework of relationships across offices and practices enables the firm’s clients to respond to diverse legal issues and risks through the services of one law firm with a single communication.

K&L Gates is exceptionally well-positioned to assist clients in entering and thriving in this growing market. Located in close proximity to the White House, Capitol Hill, and various federal agencies, K&L Gates’ Washington office has more than 170 lawyers and policy professionals working in a wide variety of practice disciplines, each closely aligned with businesses’ needs. It includes attorneys focusing on financial services (representing banks and other financial institutions, investment managers, broker-dealers, institutional investors, retirement plans and private fund sponsors) and governmental agency (e.g. DOJ, SEC, CFTC, FDIC, CFPB, and HUD) enforcement proceedings, and mortgage, securities and consumer finance-related litigation. K&L Gates’ investment management practice is consistently ranked among the leading practices in the United States.  Additionally, members of the consumer finance group have particular experience in the FinTech space, with a focus on regulatory challenges facing emerging payment systems.

The office also includes prominent national practices in energy, government contracts, and antitrust. K&L Gates’ energy lawyers have been in the forefront of the development of competitive energy markets, including oil and natural gas trading and transportation and regional transmission organizations, with substantial experience in energy mergers and acquisitions, energy market structure, rate regulation, electric power sale transactions, market based rate authority, commercial natural gas and liquid natural gas (LNG) transactions, oil field service agreements, development and acquisition of new interstate pipeline infrastructure and capacity, and advocacy of imports and exports of oil, natural gas and LNG.

The office also has one of Washington’s largest and most successful public policy and lobbying practices. A number of publications, including Chambers USA and Legal 500, have ranked the practice as one of the premier policy practices in the nation and K&L Gates’ practice is consistently ranked among the top law firms in the National Law Journal’s Influence 50 survey. This group includes a bi-partisan team of more than 50 attorneys and policy professionals with an in-depth knowledge of the legislative process, substantive experience and strong ties to key decision makers in Congress, and over 500 years of collective government experience.

Mrs. Cary J. Meer, Partner at K&L Gates LLP, about why the company choose to be a member of SACC-DC and what they value the most: “K&L Gates is delighted to become a member of the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce of Washington, DC.  We look forward to being active members and expanding our involvement with the Swedish business community in the greater Washington, DC area.”

For more information about K&L Gates, please visit their website: www.klgates.com.

We are so pleased to have them as a new Corporate Member and we are looking forward to working together with them during next year!