Orange County - The Orange County office of global law firm K&L Gates LLP has added J. David Bournazian as a partner in its complex commercial litigation and disputes practice. Bournazian joins K&L Gates from Kutak Rock LLP.
Bournazian represents national and international clients on complex litigation disputes and business transactions with a focus on construction, real estate, and employment matters. He has extensive experience advising on construction projects involving airport expansions, retail developments, sports areas, bridges and highways, university and government buildings, power plants, and hospitals. In addition, Bournazian represents clients in consumer product class action litigation and regulatory matters involving state and federal environmental requirements, product safety issues, and chemical management. He also assists clients with Americans with Disability Act accessibility, False Claims Act allegations, and insurance claims.
Bournazian has also served as general counsel for architecture firm Frank Gehry and Gehry Partners, LLP, as well as principal outside counsel for an international retail and lifestyle company.
“We are pleased to welcome David to K&L Gates,” said Michael A. Hedge, managing partner of K&L Gates’ Orange County office. “His extensive background advising U.S. and international clients and own experience as a general counsel will greatly enhance not only our growing litigation practice in Orange County but our global litigation and disputes practice as well.”
K&L Gates has welcomed more than a dozen other new partners and of counsel to the firm during the first several months of 2020, including in the firm’s Charleston, Seattle, New York, San Francisco, Miami, Melbourne, Paris, Frankfurt, Charlotte, Chicago, and Washington, D.C., offices across practices such as corporate, tax, health care, environment, land and natural resources, asset management and investment funds, IP litigation, restructuring and insolvency, government contracts, and investigations, enforcement and white collar.
With more than 500 commercial disputes lawyers on five continents, K&L Gates’ complex commercial litigation and disputes practice has the breadth, experience, and sophistication to successfully resolve matters ranging from simple commercial claims to complex multi-party, cross-border litigations and arbitrations. Recently, K&L Gates was recognized by Forbes as one of America’s most recommended corporate law firms in the area of litigation and dispute resolution as part of Forbes’ first-ever legal industry review. The practice was also named a “Litigation Standout” in BTI Consulting Group’s 2020 Litigation Outlook report.