Pallavi Mehta Wahi

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

Pallavi Mehta Wahi

Pallavi Mehta Wahi

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

Biography

Ms. Wahi serves 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 practices complex commercial litigation with an emphasis on corporate and intellectual property litigation. She works regularly on complex contractual breach matters and has represented Fortune 50 companies in both plaintiff and defense counsel capacity for these matters. 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. 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 multiple engagements and jurisdictions.

In 2019, Ms. Wahi was included in the Puget Sound Business Journal’s “Power 100” list as one of the 100 most influential business leaders in the Puget Sound area. She was also named to the Lawyers of Color Inaugural “Nations Best” list, which recognizes noteworthy accomplishments and a commitment to diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. Ms. Wahi was also named to “The A List: International”, a list of the top India-focused lawyers at international law firms, compiled by The Indian Business Law Journal.

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. The Puget Sound Business Journal also honored her as a 2018 “Woman of Influence”. Ms. Wahi was also recently included in the 2017-2019 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 for inclusion in the 2017-2019 Washington Super Lawyers lists and named by Managing IP as an IP STAR from 2016-2019. 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

* Named to Lawyers of Color’s fifth Power List, which is presented with the support of the Diverse Partners Network and recognizes general counsel, managing partners, and law school deans, as well as legal media and nonprofit leaders.
* Selected for inclusion in the Puget Sound Business Journal’s “Power 100”, a spotlight on the 100 most influential business leaders in the Puget Sound area (2019).
* Named to Lawyers of Color’s Inaugural “Nation’s Best” List which recognizes noteworthy accomplishments and a commitment to diversity and inclusion in the legal profession (2019).
* Named to “The A List: International”, a list of the top India-focused lawyers at international law firms, compiled by The Indian Business Law Journal (2019).
* Featured in “Women Who Lead” special report by the Puget Sound Business Journal, (2019).
* Selected for inclusion in the Washington Super Lawyers list (2017-2019).
* Included in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business as a Recognized Practitioner in the General Commercial Litigation category for Washington State (2017 -2019).
* Named to the “IP Stars” list by Managing Intellectual Property in the United States and Washington categories (2016 - 2019).
* Selected as one of the “Women of Influence” by the Puget Sound Business Journal (2018).
* Included in “The Influencers: Law” list, a spotlight on 100 attorneys across the nation who are having an impact on business and legal matters in their communities, published 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 Acritas Stars, a database of over 10,000 client-nominated, stand-out lawyers in private practice (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).
* Recognized as one of “Washington’s Top 20 Business Women,” by 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 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

* Panelist, Celebrating Success: The Elevation of Women to Leadership Positions in Big Law presented by Women in Law Empowerment Forum, Chicago; November 4, 2019
* Panelist, Fostering Diversity and a Culture of Inclusion within Legal Leadership at Women, Diversity & Change Summit, Seattle; November 14, 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
* 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

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Pallavi Mehta Wahi
Managing Partner, Seattle Office, Co-Managing Partner, United States & Chair of Firmwide 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 Firmwide 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.

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

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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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