New York, NY— LAWFUEL – American Law News – Kirkpatrick & L…

New York, NY— LAWFUEL – American Law News – Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP (K&L Gates) welcomes Robert Bergen to its transportation and government contracts practices. Bergen comes to the firm from Holland & Knight LLP.

Bergen focuses his practice on the public transportation and government contracting sectors, where he represents private entities in infrastructure project development, finance, contracting, regulatory and procurement matters, and matters that relate to business transactions between government and the private sector. Bergen has particular experience in railroad and public transit transportation issues. He has routinely represented clients before state and federal regulatory authorities.

Prior to entering private practice, Bergen was general counsel to Metro North Railroad and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

Woody Collins, Administrative Partner of K&L Gates’ New York office, said: “A thriving transportation sector is crucial to a hub like New York City and its surrounding areas. As this industry relies in part on federal, state and local government agencies to ensure its growth, Bob’s background is particularly well suited to serve the needs of our transportation clients in New York and beyond.”

K&L Gates’ Chairman and Global Managing Partner Peter J. Kalis said: “With Bob’s arrival, we add deep transportation project experience to our New York office and take a significant step forward in building out both our transportation and infrastructure practices. We are delighted to welcome Bob to the firm.”

K&L Gates comprises approximately 1,400 lawyers in 22 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

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 office; 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.

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