K&L Gates Adds Former Spitzer Senior Aide in NY Office

New York— LAWFUEL – Legal Newswire – Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP (K&L Gates) welcomes Beth L. Golden as a partner in the firm’s New York office. A former Deputy Attorney General under then-New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, Golden will be a senior member of the firm’s white-collar crime and internal investigations groups, defending clients faced with enforcement actions at the state or federal level.

Golden served as a Deputy Attorney General for New York State from 1999-2004, during which time she headed a number of complex litigation and policy initiatives into Wall Street research practices and mutual fund abuses. From 2004-06, Golden was senior managing director and head of regulatory affairs at the Bear Stearns Companies, Inc. Previously, she served as a federal prosecutor in the United States Attorney’s Office in Minnesota as well as an associate independent counsel during the Whitewater investigation.

Woody Collins, Administrative Partner of K&L Gates’ New York office, said: “K&L Gates is delighted to have Beth join us in our New York office. Her knowledge and experience in the legal, government and corporate areas will allow us to expand the services we offer our clients in these increasingly important enforcement investigations.”

“With public sector service at both the state and the federal levels, and an abundance of experience and relationships arising from her senior service on Wall Street, Beth is well-situated to represent our clients in initiatives of state attorneys general as well as in securities and other enforcement matters at the federal level,” said Peter J. Kalis, K&L Gates’ Chairman and Global Managing Partner. “With Beth’s arrival, moreover, we take a major step forward in fortifying our white-collar criminal defense practice in New York and throughout the firm.”

K&L Gates comprises approximately 1,500 lawyers in 24 offices located in North America, Europe and Asia, and represents capital markets participants, entrepreneurs, growth and middle market companies, leading FORTUNE 100 and FTSE 100 global corporations and public sector entities. For more information, visit www.klgates.com.

K&L Gates comprises multiple affiliated partnerships: a limited liability partnership with the full name Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP qualified in Delaware and maintaining offices throughout the U.S., in Berlin, and in Beijing (Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP Beijing Representative Office); a limited liability partnership (also named Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP) incorporated in England and maintaining our London and Paris offices; a Taiwan general partnership (Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis) which practices from our Taipei office; and a Hong Kong general partnership (Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis, Solicitors) which practices from our Hong Kong office. K&L Gates maintains appropriate registrations in the jurisdictions in which its offices are located. A list of the partners in each entity is available for inspection at any K&L Gates office.