K&L Gates Nets Former Asst. U.S. Attorney

Law360, New York (January 23, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP (K&L Gates) has tapped a new partner to round out the firm’s litigation and white collar/criminal defense practice in its Los Angeles, Calif. office.

Fred D. Heather has joined K&L Gates after working as a partner for DLA Piper, where he watched the firm grow substantially during his five years there. Prior to joining DLA, Heather served as an assistant U.S. Attorney with the Criminal Division of the Central District of Los Angeles.

Heather said he was drawn to...
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