In an ongoing effort to deepen its Delaware litigation and dispute resolution bench, global law firm K&L Gates this week onboarded former Blank Rome partner Adam Orlacchio, an addition firm leaders say is a harbinger of a renewed era of growth for the firm’s Wilmington office.

Court records show Orlacchio has represented clients ranging from the telecom to chemical and life sciences sectors. He served as the lead counsel for Chiquita Brands International in its defense of toxic tort claims asserted by banana plantation farmers, court records show.