Holly K. Towle - K&L Gates

Holly K. Towle

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1995
Phone: 206-370-8334

Holly K. Towle is a partner with K&L Gates.  Her practice focuses on privacy and data security, commercial law as impacted by electronic media and information assets, payment systems, intellectual property such as software, and information and database issues. She is the author of The Law of Electronic Transactions (2003-2010 A.S. Pratt & Sons), an information rich treatise explaining the legal landscape of commercial law when electronics or electronic settings are used.

Holly counsels national and international businesses, merchants, universities, non-profits and financial institutions, including licensors and licensees, on a wide variety of issues regarding developments in and compliance with e-commercial laws, payment systems, e-signatures and e-contracting, software licensing, online access contracts, information due diligence, and consumer regulatory compliance. She also identifies and analyzes for litigation counsel, "information" issues for use in defending or maintaining litigation. Holly is a member of the American Law Institute, is listed among the top 25 Information Technology lawyers in the Best of the Best USA 2008, and is included in the Guide to the World's Leading Technology, Media & Telecommunications Lawyers, in An International Who's Who of E-Commerce Lawyers and in the Financial Institutions Law and the Information Technology sections of The Best Lawyers in America.  For almost a decade, she commented on behalf of trade organizations on proposed state and federal legislation regarding computer information transactions, electronic commerce, software licensing, proposed revisions to UCC Article 2 and consumer protection rules, and continues to assess legislative proposals for clients


Whitman CollegeUniversity of Washington School of Law
American Law Institute

Client Comments

"Holly Towle is a very well-informed and detail-oriented attorney in the area of technology information and financial/payment card systems. Her professional expertise and thoroughness are combined with a delightful and easy going personality. "

Office Location

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

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2016 Lawyer of the Year in Information Technology Law of the Seattle Metro Area2013 Lawyer of the Year in Banking and Finance Law of the Seattle Metro Area
Holly K. Towle has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!Holly K. Towle has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!

Practice Areas

Banking and Finance Law (Regulatory)
Information Technology Law (E-Commerce)

Other Information

Gender: Female