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K&L Gates
BOSTON, MA 02111 2900
United States


Jeffrey S. King is a partner in K&L Gates’ Boston office, where he concentrates his practice on complex commercial litigation and arbitration in a variety of areas, including admiralty, product liability, toxic tort, and all types of business and contract disputes. His clients include transportation companies, financial institutions, and manufacturers. His maritime and transportation experience has involved representing clients in personal injury and wrongful death defense, cargo damage, equipment damage, charter dispute, insurance, collision, allision, pollution, and USCG regulatory matters.  He has tried cases nationwide in various state and federal courts and has prepared appeals to various state and federal appellate courts, including the United States Supreme Court. He is a graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy and Harvard Law School, retired from the United States Navy Reserve as a Commander, is a Proctor Member of the Maritime Law Association, and is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Industry focus > Transport: shipping - litigation and regulation

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K&L Gates‘ ‘top-flight’ team is routinely turned to for its US and international maritime industry and regulatory capabilities, advising clients on arrests, attachments and seizures of vessels and cargo, along with cargo claims, vessel collisions, allisions and groundings. It also covers personal injury and death matters, marine insurance claims, maritime contractual disputes, and piracy. Boston-based practice head Jeffrey King focuses on commercial litigation and arbitration involving maritime and transportation matters, while Emanuel Rouvelas has longstanding experience in advising global shipping companies’ CEOs. Also highly regarded are ‘brilliant strategistMark Ruge; co-leader of the policy and regulatory practice Michael Scanlon; William Myhre, who has over 40 years’ experience in representing maritime clients; and the ‘strategic and detail-oriented Darrell Conner. Elsewhere, New York-based George Kontakis handles both commercial and criminal matters, Boston’s Luke Reid‘s workload covers maritime investigations and litigation alongside environmental regulatory compliance, while Jorge Romero regularly assists with compliance issues. The associate pool includes Elle Stuart and Luke Steinberger, along with Ifigeneia Xanthopoulou in New York. All attorneys named are the in firm’s Washington DC office, unless otherwise stated.

United States > Industry focus > Energy litigation: oil and gas

K&L Gates is particularly known for handling upstream oil and gas disputes. The practice group regularly represents lessees before municipal regulatory agencies as well as in litigation concerning the impact of municipal ordinances on oil and gas operations. It also has expertise in hydraulic fracturing litigation and is adept at handling class action cases. Jamie Bryan and Clare Kempkens co-lead the group from Fort Worth and London, respectively. Splitting his time between Fort Worth and Houston, Jeffrey King is another key figure at the practice. Former practice head Sandra Safro moved in house as associate GC at Edison Electric Institute in August 2021.