Richard Kirby is a partner in the securities litigation practice at K&L Gates. His expertise is in the area of complex litigation in corporate, securities, commercial, bankruptcy and administrative law issues and frequently works to resolve disputes where appropriate through alternative dispute resolution. He also frequently represents clients in responding to government law enforcement investigations. Before joining K&L Gates, he practiced law at two other private law firms. Prior to entering private practice he was an attorney in the Office of the General Counsel of the Securities and Exchange Commission from 1978 to 1991 where he served as Assistant General Counsel and Senior Litigation Counsel. He also was a Captain in the U. S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps where he handled appeals from Army Courts Martial and lectured on criminal law at the Judge Advocate General's School at the University of Virginia. Mr. Kirby holds a BS from Lehigh University and a JD from Catholic University of America.