Los Angeles, CA— LAWFUEL – US Law News – Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP (K&L Gates) welcomes Fred D. Heather as a partner in the firm’s litigation and white collar/criminal defense practice. Heather comes to K&L Gates from DLA Piper. Prior to his tenure there, Heather was an assistant U.S. Attorney with the Criminal Division of the Central District of Los Angeles.
Heather counsels clients in a variety of complex civil and white collar criminal cases ranging from government contracts and securities fraud to environmental regulation, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, copyright, products liability, and antitrust and corporate matters.
Paul W. Sweeney Jr., Administrative Partner for K&L Gates Los Angeles, said: “White collar crime and criminal defense are high-priority areas for our clients in Los Angeles and across the firm. Fred’s experience as a litigator across multiple corporate and regulatory areas is an ideal fit as our practice continues to expand.”
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