Neal Brendel, Esq.
Managing Director, Dubai Office
K&L Gates

Neal Brendel is the Managing Partner of the Dubai office of global law firm K&L Gates. His legal career began in K&L Gates’ original office in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and spans nearly four decades. In 2009, Mr. Brendel relocated to Dubai, UAE as one of the founding members of K&L Gates’ Dubai office. A 1976 graduate of Yale University, and 1976 NCAA Wrestling All-American, Mr. Brendel received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1979. Mr. Brendel is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and maintains an active trial, arbitration and counseling practice encompassing a wide range of complex cross-border commercial contracts and construction disputes, oil and gas disputes, business torts, real estate, and intellectual property disputes. 

Mr. Brendel represented the United States as a player at the inaugural Rugby World Cup in 1987 and subsequently has served in various administrative positions including Chairman of the Board of USA Rugby.