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The International A-List 2021

Pallavi Wahi, K&L Gates

Pallavi Wahi

K&L Gates

Tel: +1 206 370 6648
Email: pallavi.wahi@klgates.com

Practice areas

Complex commercial litigation and disputes; IP litigation; technology


Pallavi Wahi serves as co-managing partner of the US (covering 24 offices) at K&L Gates. She is the managing partner of the Seattle office, chair of the Firmwide Diversity Committee and co-chair of the firmwide India practice.

As an experienced litigator, Pallavi practises complex commercial litigation with an emphasis on corporate and intellectual property litigation. She works regularly on complex contractual breach matters and has also represented Fortune 500 companies in plaintiff or defence counsel capacity. Pallavi also acts as global coordinating counsel for litigation. In this role, she has developed litigation programmes for clients to drive efficiencies of costs and consistency of approach across multiple engagements and jurisdictions.

Pallavi has been named to the International A-List by India Business Law Journal in 2019 and 2020 as well. She also has been selected to the Indian Corporate Counsel Association’s Most Trusted Corporate Lawyers list. Pallavi is also ranked in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in the “Litigation: General commercial” category in Washington state; again selected for inclusion in the Puget Sound Business Journal’s “Power 100” spotlighting the 100 most influential business leaders in the Puget Sound area; named to the Washington Super Lawyers list; named to the “IP Stars” list in the US and Washington categories; and included in Acritas Stars, a large database of client-nominated, stand-out lawyers in private practice. Lawyers of Color named Pallavi to their fifth annual “Power List”, which recognizes the most influential minority attorneys and allies in the nation. Previously, Pallavi has been named one of the 100 most influential lawyers in the US by editors and writers across The Business Journals’ network of more than 40 publications.

Pallavi has significant experience with the business environment in India. She grew up in India, went to college there, and speaks fluent Hindi. She is well versed with the culture and business environment of the country. Pallavi received her BA from St Stephen’s College, New Delhi. She also received her BA from the University of Cambridge Tripos Law, Magdalene College, Cambridge University in 1999 – automatic conversion to an MA.

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