Navigating Global Regulatory Complexity

Continuing to highlight members of the exceedingly entrepreneurial and collaborative women of the Zenith Group, we are proud to present Annette Becker, Practice Area Leader, Corporate and Transactional for K&L Gates.


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Annette Becker, Practice Area Leader,

Corporate and Transactional

K&L Gates



What: Rapidly expanding global regulatory compliance and complexity is enough to slow any business down. Simple mistakes can be costly and punitive.  Not to be taken lightly, deciphering and effectively executing compulsory requirements are best left to legal experts. Enter K&L Gates. With a global network of nearly 2,000 lawyers practicing in fully-integrated offices located across five continents, K&L Gates ranks among the very best in cross-border M&A, and securities transactions, as well as general corporate and governance counseling.

They represent leading global corporations, growth and middle-market companies, capital markets participants and entrepreneurs in every major industry group as well as public sector entities, educational institutions, philanthropic organizations and individuals. K&L Gates’ practice is a robust full market practice — cutting edge, complex and dynamic, at once regional, national, and international in scope.

Their revenue? Over each of the last five years revenues have exceeded $1 billion.

Featuring prominently as a Practice Area Leader for K&L Gates’ Corporate and Transactional practice is Annette Becker. With a J.D. from Emory University School of Law, Becker has over 20 years of experience practicing corporate law with an emphasis on U.S. and cross-border mergers and acquisitions for emerging, middle market, and Fortune 500 companies.  Becker advises her company clients and their boards as to corporate governance issues and general corporate matters.  Her transactional experience also includes joint ventures and other complex strategic relationships, securities offerings and securities compliance issues, strategic and venture capital investments, financing transactions, recapitalizations and restructurings.

Becker supports a wide range of client relationships, primarily in the technology, healthcare, and energy industries. Clients range from new start-ups to some of the world’s largest corporations.

Overcoming Obstacles: Brand building within the legal industry is unique and presents challenges typically not seen in other industries. Increased competition within the legal industry, coupled with changes in traditional legal business development efforts and marketing tools to offset the challenges, have resulted in new ways to target the marketplace including technology playing an even bigger role.

Encouraging Words from Annette: “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.”

This is the fourth of a series and we are pleased to be presenting these exceptional leaders.