Pallavi Mehta Wahi

Managing Partner, Seattle Office Co-Managing Partner, United States Chair of Diversity Committee at K&L Gates LLP

Pallavi Mehta Wahi

Pallavi Mehta Wahi

Managing Partner, Seattle Office Co-Managing Partner, United States Chair of Diversity Committee at K&L Gates LLP

Biography

Ms. Wahi practices complex commercial litigation with an emphasis on corporate and intellectual property litigation. She also serves K&L Gates as co-managing partner of the United States, managing partner of the Seattle office, chair of the firmwide Diversity Committee, and co-chair of the firmwide India practice.

As an experienced litigator, Ms. Wahi has argued before various tribunals and courts in hearings and at trial with success. She has represented clients across the country in multiple jurisdictions in commercial and intellectual property disputes. Ms. Wahi regularly represents clients in high-volume and high-stakes litigation involving multiple lawsuits, multiple parties, and occasionally multiple countries. In this role, she is used to enforcing her client’s rights along with a team of attorneys trained specially in high-volume litigation utilizing cutting-edge technology and resources.

Ms. Wahi also acts as global coordinating counsel for litigation for several clients across a wide range of jurisdictions, countries, and subject matter areas. In this role, she has developed litigation programs for clients to drive efficiencies of costs and consistency of approach across numerous engagements and jurisdictions.

In 2018, Ms. Wahi was named one of the 100 most influential lawyers in the United States by editors and writers across The Business Journals’ network of more than 40 publications. She was also recently included in the 2018 and 2017 editions of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business as a Recognized Practitioner in the General Commercial Litigation category for Washington State. She has also been selected to the 2018 and 2017 Washington Super Lawyers list and named by Managing IP magazine as an IP STAR from 2016 to 2018. Washington Diversity Council also named Ms. Wahi as one of “Washington’s Top 20 Business Women” in 2017.

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Ms. Wahi was associated with the Seattle firm of Stokes Lawrence P.S. Ms. Wahi was also a Rule 6 law clerk to the Hon. Commissioner William H. Ellis at the Washington State Court of Appeals, Division I.

Achievements

* Honored as a Business Woman of Influence in the Puget Sound Area by the Puget Sound Business Journal (2018)
* Recognized as one of the Top 100 influential lawyers in the United States by The Business Journals (2018)
* Recognized in the first-ever group of 40 Under 40 “All-Stars” by the Puget Sound Business Journal (2018)
* Selected for inclusion in the Washington Super Lawyers list (2017-2018)
* Included in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business as a Recognized Practitioner in the General Commercial Litigation category for Washington State (2017-2018)
* Selected for inclusion in the Acritas Stars database (2018)
* Named to the “IP Stars” list by Managing Intellectual Property in the United States and Washington categories (2016-2018)
* Selected to the Indian Corporate Counsel Association's Most Trusted Corporate Lawyers list (2017)
* Selected by the National Diversity Council as one of Washington’s “Top 15 Business Women” (2017)
* Interview, “How this K&L Gates attorney overcame discrimination, self-doubt on her way to the top,” Puget Sound Business Journal, 21 August 2017
* Recognized as one of “Washington’s Top 20 Business Women,” Washington Diversity Council and the National Women’s Council, 2016
* Featured in Minority Powerbrokers Q&A by Law360, January 2015
* First Woman President of the South Asian Bar Association of Washington
* Selected to serve a three-year term as lawyer representative to the Ninth Circuit for the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington
* Recipient of the 2009 Outstanding Young Lawyer Award from the King County Bar Association

Professional/Civic Activities

* Member, Board of Directors, Woodland Park Zoo
* Member, Industry Advisory Board, Global Business Law Institute at the University of Washington School of Law
* Member, Board of Trustees, King County Bar Foundation
* Member, Advisory Board, South Asian Bar Association of Washington (past president and first woman president)
* Member, Board of Directors, Washington Council on International Trade
* Member, Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee, King County Bar Association
* Past Trustee, Seattle Repertory Theatre (2015-2018)
* Past Co-chair, Seattle Host Committee for the American Association of International Lawyers
* Past Member, Board of Trustees, Washington State Bar Association Young Lawyer Division (King County Trustee, 2005-2008)
* Past Member, Washington State Young Lawyer Division Committee for Diversity (Chair 2005-2006, Co-Chair 2006-2007)
* Chaya, South Asian domestic violence prevention organization (Board Member (2001-2005), Auction Chair (2003) and Auction Co-Chair (2004))

Speaking Engagements

* Featured in “Women Who Lead” special report by the Puget Sound Business Journal, April 2019
* Panelist, Emerging Through Bias in the Legal Profession: Gender and the Legal Profession - Washington Leadership Institute Session III “The Nuts and Bolts of Law Practice”, Seattle; March 22, 2019
* Panelist, “#BalanceForBetter” International Women’s Day panel, UWKC Emerging Leaders Speaker Series, Seattle; March 6, 2019
* Keynote Speaker, “When Saying Yes IS the Best Plan”, Women’s Business Exchange, Seattle; February 14, 2019
* Panelist, “Building Client Relationships - Do You Have What it Takes?”, Chiefs in IP (ChIPs) Pacific Northwest Chapter, Seattle; September 18, 2018
* Keynote speaker, WSBA Diversity and Inclusion Celebration! CLE - The Path Forward, Seattle, June 6, 2018
* Article, "Women Lawyers Making History (Part 3)", KCBA News and Bar Bulletin, May 2018
* Panelist, "Driving Diversity in the Legal Profession", Seattle, May 9, 2018
* Panelist, 2018 Seattle Women in Leadership Symposium “Women Blazing Trails”, Seattle, April 10, 2018
* Panelist, Washington Leadership Institute (WLI) "Emerging Through Bias in the Legal Profession", Seattle, March 23, 2018
* Panelist, “Dean’s Leadership Panel”, University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, September 20, 2017
* Panelist, “Beyond the Dialogue, Women, Race and Age Part 2: The Role of Allies,” WSBA Diversity Program and Washington Women Lawyers, Seattle; June 8, 2017
* Panelist, “Global Biz: Staying Ahead in Changing Times," Washington Trade Conference: The Outlook for the 2017 Trade Agenda, Seattle; March 13, 2017
* Speaker, 2016 ASIL Midyear Meeting - International Trade Seminar, Seattle; November 10, 2016
* Speaker, “Mediation Strategies,” Chiefs in IP (ChIPs) Pacific Northwest Chapter, Seattle; May 10, 2016
* Speaker, “Litigation Management 101: How to Manage Outside Counsel for New In-House Attorneys,” Corporate Counsel Women of Color 11th Annual Career Strategies Conference, Atlanta
* Speaker, "India’s IP and Innovation Policies," University of Washington School of Law and National Bureau of Asian Research Workshop, Seattle; April 10, 2015
* Moderator, “General counsel Roundtable: Effective Strategies for Transitioning to the General Counsel Role”, Corporate Counsel Women of Color 10th Annual Career Strategies Conference, Beverly Hills

* Represented a mobile communications company against breach of contract and trademark infringement claims by an independent mobile network testing firm. The matter was favorably settled.
* Represented an international software company in multiple litigation matters worldwide, including litigation for recovery associated with software license compliance.
* Represented a large software company in a far-reaching licensing dispute that included breach of contract and copyright infringement issues. The matter was favorably settled and the proceedings were closed to any further claims.
* Represented the bankruptcy trustee in over 50 fraudulent transfer actions against investors in a Ponzi scheme in federal Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Washi

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Pallavi Mehta Wahi
Managing Partner, Seattle Office Co-Managing Partner, United States Chair of Diversity Committee at K&L Gates LLP
Education
B.A. in History
Class of 1997

St. Stephen's College is a constituent college of the University of Delhi located in Delhi, India.

Career History
Managing Partner, Seattle Office Co-Managing Partner, United States Chair of Diversity Committee
Current

K&L Gates comprises approximately 2,000 lawyers globally who practice in fully integrated offices located on five continents. The firm represents leading multinational corporations, growth and middle-market companies, capital markets participants and entrepreneurs in every major industry group as well as public sector entities, educational institutions, philanthropic organizations and individuals.

Attorney
Prior
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Member of the Board of Trustees for the Young Lawyers Division, King County
Prior

The WSBA’s mission is to serve the public and the members of the Bar, ensure the integrity of the legal profession, and to champion justice. Founded in 1888, the Washington State Bar Association is part of the judicial branch, exercising a governmental function authorized by the Washington State Supreme Court to license the state’s nearly 35,000 lawyers. The WSBA both regulates lawyers under the authority of the Court and serves its members as a professional association — all without public funding. As a regulatory agency, the WSBA administers the bar admission process, including the bar exam; provides record-keeping and licensing functions; and administers the lawyer discipline system. As a professional association, the WSBA provides continuing legal education for attorneys, in addition to numerous other educational and member-service activities.

Political Donations
$250
2012

Former President of United States

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Pallavi Mehta Wahi is affiliated with K&L Gates LLP, Stokes Lawrence, P.S., Washington State Bar Association

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