Pallavi Wahi – K&L Gates – Seattle – 2022 International A List


Litigation and complex commercial litigation; Intellectual property litigation; Technology

Pallavi is co-manager of K&L Gates in the United States which covers 24 offices. She is the managing partner of the Seattle office, chair of the firm-wide diversity committee and co-chair of the firm-wide Indian practice.

As an experienced litigator, Pallavi practices complex commercial litigation with an emphasis on corporate and intellectual property litigation. She regularly works on complex breach of contract matters and has also represented Fortune 500 companies as a plaintiff or defense attorney. Pallavi also acts as global coordinating counsel for litigation. In this role, she developed litigation programs for clients to improve cost efficiency and consistency of approach across multiple engagements and jurisdictions.

Pallavi is active in the community and serves as a director of the board of directors of the Seattle Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and first vice chairman of the board of directors of the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, among other boards.

Pallavi was included in the International A-List by Indian Journal of Business Law since 2019. She has also been selected on the list of Most Trusted Corporate Lawyers by the Indian Corporate Counsel Association. Additionally, she is ranked in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in the Litigation category: General Commercial in Washington State; named to Washington’s Super Lawyers list; named to the “IP Stars” list; and named one of Seattle Magazine’s 25 Most Influential People.

Lawyers of Color named Pallavi to their fifth annual “Power List,” which recognizes the nation’s most influential minority lawyers and allies. Previously, Pallavi was included in the Puget Sound Business Journal’s “Power 100,” highlighting the 100 most influential business leaders in the Puget Sound area and named one of the 100 Most Influential Lawyers in the United States. United by the editors and writers of The Business Journals. network of more than 40 publications.

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

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