ASF 2013 Sponsor Descriptions
K&L Gates LLP


K&L Gates delivers legal services on an integrated and global basis from 46 cities across five continents and represents issuers, underwriters, originators, servicers, special servicers, and other securitization participants as well as entrepreneurs, growth and middle market companies, leading FORTUNE 100 and FTSE 100 global corporations, and public sector entities.

The U.S. National Law Journal has identified K&L Gates as a "go-to" law firm for Financial America, and Chambers USA ranks K&L Gates as having one of the leading financial services practices in the country. K&L Gates was also ranked among top law firms as a "standout" in both Securities and Finance Litigation and Complex Commercial Litigation in BTI Consulting Group’s 2013 Litigation Outlook survey.

In the areas of securitization and structured products, K&L Gates has been at the forefront of recent issues impacting financial institutions, including the Dodd-Frank Act, the European Market Infrastructure Regulation, and the Capital Requirements Directive as well as the development and evolution of the markets generally in the United States, Europe, and Asia. K&L Gates has also been active in the ASF, LSTA, SIFMA, ISDA, and SAP-C and a leader in the development of related market infrastructure and documentation.

We have substantial experience in a wide range of asset classes in the United States, Europe and Asia. K&L Gates partners sit on the steering committee of the United States Covered Bonds Council and on the Board of Governors of Commercial Real Estate Finance Council Europe.

We are also very active in swaps and other derivatives in connection with structured finance transactions and otherwise, including credit, equity, interest rate, currency, energy, and commodities swaps, options, futures and forwards. We have actively advised clients on derivatives reform under the Dodd-Frank Act and the European Markets Infrastructure Directive.