Daily News: October 9, 2012

K&L Gates Adds Finance Partner in Chicago

The Chicago office of global law firm K&L Gates LLP has added Donald E. Bingham as a partner in the firm’s finance practice. Bingham joined K&L Gates from Sidley Austin LLP.

Bingham focuses his practice in the areas of commercial lending, intellectual property finance, capital markets, and structured finance transactions. Representing domestic and international lenders and borrowers in secured and unsecured loan transactions, he has assisted in structuring and closing financings totaling more than $11 billion. In addition to having advised large U.S. banks and Fortune 100 companies in the healthcare, energy, e-commerce and real estate industries, Bingham also has represented lenders in numerous innovative film financings related to productions from major Hollywood studios.

“We are delighted to welcome Don to K&L Gates’ Chicago office,” said Alan L. Barry, administrative partner of K&L Gates’ Chicago office. “The depth and breadth of his finance practice will benefit not only our Chicago clients, but those throughout the firm