David A. Brownlee - K&L Gates

David A. Brownlee

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1995
Phone: 412-355-6446

Mr. Brownlee’s practice embraces complex litigation in a wide variety of substantive areas of the law. In particular, Mr. Brownlee has extensive experience representing corporations and/or their directors and officers, major public accounting firms and underwriters in litigation involving the securities laws; shareholder class, derivative and appraisal claims; claims of professional and fiduciary liability; RICO claims; and corporate control contests and going-private situations. Mr. Brownlee has represented major law firms in defending claims against them and in seeking insurance coverage for such claims. Mr. Brownlee has also litigated significant matters relating to the utility industry.

Mr. Brownlee has represented corporations, Board committees and/or corporate directors and officers in connection with special investigations involving alleged securities law violations; political contributions and questionable payments; defense contracting issues; and claims of corporate waste and shareholder demands for actions against third parties including lawyers and accountants. He has counseled corporations on the creation of corporate compliance programs and corporate codes of conduct and on issues relating to corporate governance, SOX compliance and directors’ fiduciary duties.

Yale UniversityBA University of OxfordMA Yale Law School

Case History

Other Court Admissions
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States Court of Federal Claims
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Western District of PennsylvaniaUnited States Tax Court

Office Location

K&L Gates Center
210 Sixth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-2613
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2014 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Securities of the Pittsburgh Metro Area
David A. Brownlee has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!

Practice Areas

Appellate Practice
Litigation - Securities