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Kristy T. Harlan

Practice areas:

Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities, Energy & Utilities, Venture Capital, Business

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2000

  1. Securities: 30%
  2. Mergers & Acquisitions: 30%
  3. Energy & Utilities: 20%
  4. Business: 10%
  5. Venture Capital: 10%

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Contact Info

K&L Gates

925 Fourth Avenue Suite 2900
Seattle, WA, 98104



TXInactive 200008/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Washington Rising Stars 2011Super Lawyers2011
Washington Rising Stars 2010Super Lawyers2010

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerK&L Gates LLP2005 - Present
Associate / CounselAkin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP1999 - 2005
Summer AssociateFulbright & Jaworski LLP1998 - 1998


Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar AssociationBusiness Law Section1999 - Present
King County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Washington State Bar AssociationN/AN/A
State Bar of TexasN/AN/A


Publication NameTitleDate
K&L Gates Securities AlertSEC Posts Guidance on Climate Change Disclosure2010
K&L Gates Securities AlertSEC Approves Interpretive Release on Climate Change Disclosure2010
Advising Business Clients in a Struggling EconomyPersonal Liability for Actions of Washington Corporations2010
K&L Gates Securities Alert, July 21, 2010Dodd-Frank Act Includes Immediate Change to "Accredited Investor" Definition for Natural Persons2010
K&L Gates Climate Change ReportAddressing Climate Change Through Corporate Governance2009
K&L Gates Climate Change ReportClimate Change Risk Allocation in Commercial Agreements2009
K&L Gates Climate Change ReportClimate CHange Disclosure for Public Companies2009


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Houston, Bauer College of BusinessN/AM.B.A.1999
University of Houston Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
Gonzaga UniversityN/AB.B.A.1995

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Women in the ProfessionSpeaker and Moderator, Leadership through Board Service2011
SEC Hot Topics InstituteSEC Hot Topics2011
SEC Hot Topics InstituteSEC Hot Topics2010
Public Companies: Understanding and Complying with Federal Securities Laws in Today's Challenging MarketplaceIssues for Public Companies2010
Corporate & Securities Law InsightsInternational & Cross Border Capital Transacitons2010
Advising Clients in a Struggling EconomyPersonal Liability for Actions of the Entity2010
National Contract Management Administration (Seattle chapter)Mergers and Acquisitions Involving Government Contractors - Key Considerations2009
Public Companies: Understanding and Complying with the Federal Securitise Laws in Today's Challenging MarketplacePreparing for the 2009 Proxy Season2008