BREAKING: Ex-K&L Gates Partner Charged With Cyberstalking Colleagues

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By Jack Queen (November 19, 2021, 11:01 AM EST) — A former K&L Gates partner has been arrested and charged with cyberstalking for allegedly sending thousands of emails and texts to colleagues in a “campaign of harassment, intimidation and threats,” Manhattan federal prosecutors said Friday.

Willie E. Dennis, 59, made repeated threats to four colleagues beginning in 2018, according to a four-count indictment filed last November and unsealed Friday. The 13-year K&L Gates veteran and former Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP attorney was arrested in the Dominican Republic this week.

Dennis has been embroiled in heated litigation with K&L Gates since last November, when he accused the firm of…

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