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Global Law Firm K&L Gates Adds Retired U.S. Congressman Bart Gordon to D.C. Office

Retired U.S. Congressman Bart Gordon has joined K&L Gates LLP as a partner in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. based public policy and law practice.

From 2007 to 2010, Gordon served as Chairman of the House Committee on Science and Technology. He was also a senior member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, and served on the Financial Services, Budget, and Rules Committees.

Having spent 26 years in Congress, Gordon possesses significant experience and deep understanding of the legislative and regulatory process that will enable him to advise clients on a wide range of matters, including innovation and technology-related issues, including clean technology, nanotechnology, renewable energy, energy efficiency, and nuclear energy.
 
Peter J. Kalis, K&L Gates Chairman and Global Managing Partner was quoted as saying in a press release at the firm’s website: “Bart’s Committee service in the House was extraordinary by any measure and will add considerably to our policy practice’s capabilities in the technology-dense 21st Century and especially in the energy sector.”

Among Gordon’s numerous and notable achievements during his congressional career include his 2007 support of the landmark legislation, America COMPETES Act, which encourages federal investments in innovation in order to make the U.S. more competitive. Additionally, in 2010 he was instrumental in the passage of the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act. Gordon was consistently a strong supporter for nanotechnology, and played a large role in developing and passing the 21st Century Nanotechnology Research and Development Act, which encouraged the federal government to promote the transfer of nanotechnology breakthroughs from laboratories to commercial products. Gordon also has extensive working relationships throughout the European Union.

Gordon joins 50 plus other lawyers and policy professionals in K&L Gates’ bipartisan public policy and law practice, which is among the five largest law and lobbying firms in the United States.



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