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K&L Gates Adds Partners to Dallas and Spokane Offices

In recent days, law firm K&L Gates added attorneys to both its Dallas and Spokane offices.

In Dallas, Jason D. Krieser and Shawn C. Helms join as partners in the firm’s outsourcing and commercial transactions practice. Both join K&L Gates from Jones Day.

Krieser is internationally recognized for his work on business process and information technology outsourcing transactions, particularly offshore outsourcing. He has represented some of the most prominent financial services, energy, communications, transportation, technology, and manufacturing companies on complex licensing and services arrangements, cloud computing matters, and joint ventures, as well as privacy and data security issues.

Helms focuses on complex transactions involving technology and intellectual property, with broad experience in the areas of information technology, telecommunications, and outsourcing. As a leader in the technology and outsourcing fields, he has written numerous articles on technology law and related topics. Previously, he served as in-house counsel at Sprint Corporation.



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Craig Budner, Administrative Partner of K&L Gates’ Dallas office was quoted as saying in a press release at the firm’s website: “Jason and Shawn are energizing additions to our outsourcing and technology practices and add strength to our industry-leading capabilities in these areas. We are thrilled that they chose to join K&L Gates.”

Krieser and Helms recently co-authored a legal treatise on outsourcing law titled “Outsourcing: Law and Business” (Law Journal Press).

In K&L Gates Spokane office, Christian M. Lucky joins as a corporate partner. Lucky joins from the office of Stoel Rives LLP.

Lucky has experience in such areas as corporation and project finance, mergers and acquisitions, securities regulation, and project development. He is a corporate transactional lawyer with a wide-ranging practice, and He represents a broad array of domestic and international clients, publicly-traded and private, in the financial services, venture capital, energy development, clean technology, and food production sectors, among others.

Philip J. Carstens, Administrative Partner of K&L Gates’ Spokane office was quoted as saying: “We are excited to have Christian join K&L Gates and believe that his background in corporate finance will be of much benefit to the firm’s clients both regionally and internationally.”

Global law firm K&L Gates has over 2,000 attorneys in 39 offices located in North America, Europe, Asia, South America, and the Middle East. The firm counts as clients numerous GLOBAL 500, FORTUNE 100, and FTSE 100 corporations, as well as growth and middle market companies, entrepreneurs, capital market participants and public sector entities.

The firm’s delivery of legal services is supported at both the individual office level and through seven firmwide practice areas: Corporate and Transactional; Energy, Infrastructure and Resources; Financial Services; Intellectual Property; Litigation and Dispute Resolution; Real Estate; and Regulatory and Policy. Within each of these practice areas are subject matter and industry-based practice groups.

In 2009 and 2010, the firm’s revenues exceeded $1 Billion. According to the July 2010 issue of the UK publication Legal Business, the firm “has further cemented its position as the Global 100’s fastest growing firm.”

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