Moll Freed joins K&L Gates as partner in government contracts, procurement policy practices

Rebecca Moll Freed, a highly regarded attorney in the state, has joined K&L Gates as a partner in the firm’s Government Contracts and Procurement Policy practice.

Moll Freed, who will be based in the firm’s Newark office, joins the firm after an impressive career at Genova Burns LLC.

At K&L Gates, Moll Freed will focus on helping companies successfully navigate a variety of complex regulatory frameworks pertaining to political contributions, pay-to-play rules, government contracting, ethics rules, lobbying requirements, gift rules and energy and utility matters.

Moll Freed advises corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, trade associations, charitable organizations, social welfare organizations and political action committees on the legal aspects of their political activities, as well as counsels companies on government contracting and their participation in the procurement process.

Moll Freed offers substantive counsel on New Jersey’s pay-to-play laws and has extensive experience in procurement law as well as assisting clients in successfully preparing and completing Requests for Proposals and Requests for Quotes for federal, state, bistate and local government entities.

Michael Scanlon, a leader of K&L Gates’ global Policy & Regulatory practice area, applauded the announcement.

“Rebecca is a seasoned compliance lawyer whose practice is at the intersection of law, government and business,” he said. “She has extensive experience handling campaign finance, lobbying and government contracting compliance matters. We are delighted to have her join our Government Contracts team.”
Anthony La Rocco, managing partner at the Newark office, said Moll Freed will be a welcome addition.

About K&L Gates

K&L Gates is a fully integrated global law firm with lawyers located across five continents. The firm represents leading multinational 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.

“We are delighted to have Rebecca join us to enhance further the premier capabilities of our nationally recognized Policy and Regulatory practice,” he said. “She provides highly sophisticated advice and guidance to companies of all sizes in navigating the complex and esoteric regulatory thicket of government contracts, lobbying and political ethics. Our clients will doubtless be well-served by Rebecca’s able counsel in the arena.”
Moll Freed has provided training and counseling to companies, in-house counsel and corporate ethics and compliance officers seeking to maximize government contracting opportunities while assuring compliance. She also has familiarity with diversity in government contracting, set-asides for minority and women owned businesses, disadvantaged business enterprises and public-private partnerships.

With knowledge in the energy and utility space, Moll Freed has represented utility, solar and offshore wind companies on procurement, administrative and compliance matters. She has also successfully handled New Jersey Board of Public Utilities petitions for clients.

Members of K&L Gates’ Government Contracts and Procurement Policy practice provide counseling, litigation and regulatory representation in most areas of procurement law. The team provides real-time advice and insightful legal and business solutions to navigate their relationships with federal, state and local governments, and represent clients in numerous industries such as defense, information technology, health care, manufacturing, maritime, construction, professional services and emerging technologies.