The national law firm of Kirkpatrick & Lockhart LLP (K&L) is
pleased to announce the addition of partners Brian A. Ochs and Martin D.
(Marty) Teckler, and associates Marc T. Foster, Anthony T. (Tony) Pavel,
Jr., and Lori G. Galletto to its Washington, DC office. With these
arrivals, K&L’s Washington office has 138 lawyers.
Ochs, age 47 and a 1982 graduate of Harvard Law School, comes to K&L from
his position as an Assistant Director of the Enforcement Division of the
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), where he served since 1993.
His practice focuses on investigations into possible violations of the
securities laws, broker-dealer regulatory matters and other internal
investigations and prosecutions.
Teckler, age 57, served from 1984 to 1997 as Deputy General Counsel of the
United States Small Business Administration (“SBA”) and from 1978 to 1984 as
legislative counsel for the SBA. He focuses his practice on U.S. Small
Business Administration financing programs and other government guaranteed
and non-guaranteed programs for small businesses, as well on the secondary
capital markets involved with these financing sources. His practice also
encompasses the formation of small business investment companies and venture
capital funds. He graduated in 1972 from George Washington University Law
School, and was a partner at Pepper Hamilton LLP before joining K&L.
Foster, age 28, concentrates his practice in the bankruptcy, corporate
reorganization and litigation areas. Prior to joining K&L, he was an
associate at Richards, Layton & Finger, PA, of Wilmington, Delaware. He is
a 2000 graduate of Cornell Law School.
Pavel, age 28 and a 2001 graduate of Loyola University Chicago School of
Law, will join K&L’s food and drug group. He comes to K&L from the
Washington, DC office of Arent Fox Kintner Plotkin & Kahn, PLLC.
Galletto, age 31 and a 2002 graduate of American University’s Washington
College of Law joins K&L’s ERISA and Investment Management practices. She
was most recently an attorney at the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation in
Commenting on the arrivals, R. Charles (Chuck) Miller, K&L’s Administrative
Partner in Washington, said, “As the SEC and other regulators are pursuing
alleged violations of securities laws more aggressively than ever before, we
are thrilled to have Brian join our nationally recognized securities
enforcement practice. Marty’s expertise is the perfect complement to our
investment management, venture capital and capital markets groups. And
Marc, Tony and Lori are valuable additions to our active bankruptcy, food
and drug and ERISA teams.”