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K&L Gates
1601 K STREET, N.W.
WASHINGTON DC 20006-1600
United States


Mr. Rouvelas represents leading companies and trade associations in transportation, telecommunication, high technology, hospitality, and manufacturing in Washington, D.C. activities and strategies, and as lead government affairs counsel in transnational acquisitions, mergers, and negotiations. He founded the firm’s Public Policy practice and is internationally recognized as an authority in both government affairs and ocean shipping law and for four decades has traveled globally to more than 40 countries to represent clients.

Lawyer Rankings

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

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 > Government > Government relations

(Leading lawyers)

Emanuel RouvelasK&L Gates

K&L Gates’ public policy group provides strategic counsel and policy advocacy, advancing legislative and regulatory objectives for public and private organisations across a number of industries. Offering a holistic view, the group is notable for its high-level technology expertise, particularly where it intersects in emerging areas such as commercial spaceflight, sustainability, and national defense, helping clients navigate the full policy life cycle, from legislation, to regulation, including dispute resolution. Bipartisan in its practice with a deep bench of expertise, the firm has a global reach, as well as strategic state and local presence. Emanuel Rouvelas  has enjoyed a distinguished career, often working with the executive branch and Congress on international trade and transport matters following his notable maritime law expertise. Michael Scanlon is also a leader in the maritime law space. Karishma Shah Page is the go-to practitioner for Fortune 500 companies, national trade associations, and tax exempt entities with technical policy issues. David Wochner is counsel to and represents a number and wide range of clients in the energy industry, advising on matters where federal policy and regulatory issues impact commodities and infrastructure, particularly in the natural gas, LNG, and hydrogen energy sub-sectors. Alongside the prior three, Darrell Conner is also a leader in the group. Also of note are Bruce Heiman, a cyber security and privacy policy expert; Daniel Crowley who specializes in financial services and capital markets; and emerging technology expert Paul Stimers. All practitioners mentioned are based in Washington DC.