Global Managing Partner, K&L Gates LLP
  

James Segerdahl became Managing Partner of K&L Gates in 2017 after serving as General Counsel of the firm. He also co-founded the K&L Gates insurance coverage practice. James is a Board Member of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development.

Diversity initiatives at K&L Gates include a Kickstart Program and  Diversity Fellowship for law students, a strong women’s program, and participation in LCLD. In 2016, the firm gave an endowment to Carnegie Mellon University to research the ethics of artificial intelligence.

K&L Gates was named an LCLD Most Active Member Law Firm in 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.

Joined LCLD 2009


Highlights of LCLD Participation




LCLD Board of Directors

Peter Kalis, Member, 2013-2016 

Fellows Program
Fellows nominated:
2018: Marla Tun Reschly; 2017: Nicholas Ranjan; 2016: Calvina Bostick; 2015: Soyong Cho; 2014: Shiau Yen Chin-Dennis; 2013: Dotun O. Obadina; 2012: William J. Simonitsch; 2011: Harvey Newkirk

Pathfinder Program 
Pathfinders selected: 
2018: Ashby Hardesty; 2016: Jessica Tsao; 2015: Tyler Cesar, Pablo Javier Man

1L LCLD Scholars Program
Scholars hosted:
2018: Jessica Liu; 2017: Thao Nhi Do; 2016: Sarah Ahmed, Elizabeth Olivera; 2015: Nick Gurguis; 2014: Kishore Eechambadi; 2013: JP Tarbutton; 2012: Vivek Krishnan, Jonelle Saunders

Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors provided: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

Attendance
Annual Meeting (2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014)
Leadership Summit (2015, 2014)


 

Member: James Segerdahl

Diversity Professionals: Valerie JacksonPallavi Mehta Wahi

Communications: Mike Rick