SAN FRANCISCO (January 23) Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton announced today that it has named Maureen Sheehy as Managing Partner of the firm’s San Francisco office. Ms. Sheehy succeeds Mehrnaz Boroumand Smith who served as San Francisco office managing partner since March 2014. Ms. Boroumand Smith will continue to serve on the firm’s Executive Committee and will continue her practice at the firm representing high technology companies in litigation regarding claims of patent, copyright, and trademark infringement, as well as breach of contract, breach of warranty, fraud, unfair competition and misappropriation of trade secrets.

"I am excited about the opportunity to serve as the Managing Partner of our San Francisco office," said Maureen Sheehy. "We have a strong team of attorneys and staff in San Francisco. Together, we will continue to partner with our clients to provide high-quality service to support their changing needs and achieve success and give back to our local community. I want to thank Mehrnaz for her substantial contributions to the firm and the San Francisco office. Most recently, her leadership led us to a successful redesign and implementation of our new San Francisco office.”

Maureen Sheehy focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation, intellectual property litigation, fintech, and unfair competition and antitrust matters. She has extensive experience leading litigation teams in both federal and state courts, as well as before the United States International Trade Commission. Ms. Sheehy also currently acts as Co-Chair of the firm’s Financial Services Industry team.

Ms. Sheehy served as Managing Partner of Kilpatrick Townsend and a member of the firm's Executive Committee from 2011-2013. Prior to its merger with Kilpatrick Stockton, Ms. Sheehy served as Managing Partner and Chair of Townsend and Townsend and Crew, making her one of the few women to lead an AmLaw 200 law firm.

Ms. Sheehy actively participates in various organizations in the Bay Area including the East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC). She currently serves on the Board of Directors for EBCLC. Ms. Sheehy earned her J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School and received her B.A., with distinction and departmental honors, in American Studies from Stanford University.

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