Pallavi Mehta Wahi

Managing Partner, Seattle Office
Chair, Firmwide Diversity Committee

925 Fourth Avenue, Suite 2900
Seattle, WA 98104-1158

United States of America

Pallavi leads the Seattle office of K&L Gates, one of the firm’s largest offices with more than 175 lawyers. Ms. Wahi practices complex commercial litigation with an emphasis on corporate and intellectual property litigation, serves as a Co-Chair of the firmwide India practice, and is the Chair of the firmwide Diversity Committee.

As an experienced litigator, 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 involving multiple lawsuits, multiple parties, and occasionally multiple countries. 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 numerous engagements and jurisdictions.

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. She was also recently included in the 2018 and 2017 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 to the 2018 and 2017 Washington Super Lawyers list and named by Managing IP magazine as an IP STAR from 2016 to 2018. Washington Diversity Council also named Ms. Wahi as one of “Washington’s Top 20 Business Women” in 2017.

Education

  • B.A., University of Delhi (1997)
    St. Stephen's College, New Delhi, India
  • B.A., University of Cambridge (1999)
    University of Cambridge Tripos Law, Magdalene College, Cambridge University, Automatic Conversion to M.A., Rotary Clubs International Ambassadorial Scholar, Leslie Wilson Scholarship

Admissions

Bar of Washington
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