William "Bill" A. Kirk

K&L Gates

Bill Kirk, a partner at K&L Gates, represents clients before Congress and Executive Branch agencies with emphasis on tax, financial services, corporate, and transportation and infrastructure matters. Bill’s clients include public and private entities such as major corporations and national trade associations for whom he provides policy analysis and strategic advice and engages in advocacy with the Congress and Executive Branch agencies. He also has significant experience representing emerging and middle market firms on legal and policy matters (e.g., minority and women-owned companies) and investment firms, including venture capital funds and their management teams. Bill also advises clients on diversity and inclusion issues.


Prior to private legal practice, Bill enjoyed a distinguished career as a Congressional staff member, including positions as an advisor to Congressman John Conyers (D-MI) and as a senior staff member of the House Ways and Means Committee including serving as Staff Director of the Committee’s Oversight panel then chaired by Congressman Charles Rangel (D-NY). He serves on the steering committee of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Political Action Committee (PAC). Bill is also a board member and counsel to the CBC Political Education and Leadership Institute. Bill is a graduate of Swarthmore College (B.A.) and of Georgetown University Law Center (J.D.).