Insights: News Releases Kilpatrick Townsend Names Joseph Petersen Managing Partner of the Silicon Valley Office

MENLO PARK (April 4) Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton announced today that Joseph Petersen was named the Managing Partner for the firm's Silicon Valley office effective March 28, 2022.  Mr. Petersen assumes the leadership of the Silicon Valley office from Jon Michaelson who served as Managing Partner for the past six years. 

“I am grateful for this opportunity and honored to lead our Silicon Valley team,” said Mr. Petersen. ”Jon is a tough act to follow, but I am excited by the opportunity to continue the exceptional work that he has accomplished during his time as Managing Partner. This is a particularly exciting time for the office as we move into our new space in the Springline development at Menlo Park.”

Mr. Petersen has more than two decades of experience representing a broad array of clients in litigation, arbitration and administrative proceedings involving copyright and trademark law. He also frequently advises clients on how to mitigate litigation risk and creatively seeks to find solutions to disputes. Mr. Petersen frequently speaks on copyright and trademark issues before national organizations and routinely advises legal publications on cutting edge copyright issues.

Mr. Petersen was recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® in 2021 and 2022 for Intellectual Property Litigation. He is listed in the 2017 and the four immediately preceding editions of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business for Intellectual Property: Trademark & Copyright. Chambers noted that Joe Petersen “is rapidly gaining an enviable reputation as a “terrific copyright lawyer” and “has a strong practice in the protection and enforcement of trademarks” (2013)


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