Insights: News Seven Kilpatrick Townsend Attorneys Recognized by Southern California Super Lawyers

LOS ANGELES (June 10) – Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton announced today that seven of the firm’s attorneys were recently recognized by Southern California Super Lawyers as either a Super Lawyer or a Rising Star.

Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a patented multiphase selection process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with independent research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis. The objective is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource for attorneys and consumers searching for legal counsel.

The seven Kilpatrick Townsend attorneys named include:

Raymond Aghaian is an experienced trial lawyer and former federal prosecutor focusing his practice on white collar criminal defense, cybersecurity, complex civil litigation, and internal investigations. As a federal prosecutor with the Cyber & Intellectual Property Crimes Section of the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Central District of California, Mr. Aghaian helped lead the U.S. Justice Department's efforts in investigating and prosecuting an array of white collar crimes. (Super Lawyer 2014-2019)

Caroline "Carrie" Barbee focuses her practice on all areas of intellectual property litigation and enforcement, including copyright and trademark infringement litigation, as well as registering, policing and enforcing trademarks and copyrights. In addition to litigating copyright and trademark infringement cases, Ms. Barbee has experience litigating general commercial disputes involving breach of contract, interference with contractual relations and prospective business advantage, defamation, false advertising and other forms of unfair competition. (Rising Star 2010-2019)

Mary Craig Calkins leads Kilpatrick Townsend’s West Coast Insurance Practice, representing policyholders in high stakes litigation. Her extensive coverage experience includes directors and officers liability, professional errors and omissions, entertainment and intellectual property claims, cyber liabilities, e-commerce and technology claims, labor and employment claims, construction defects, first party property and business interruption losses, and broker liability issues. She also counsels clients on maximizing coverage under their policies. (Super Lawyer 2005-2019)

Brittany Elias Kandela focuses her practice on trademark portfolio and conflict management. She advises on issues relating to complex international trademark clearance and prosecution, foreign and domestic disputes, brand protection and litigation matters. She also counsels clients on a wide range of domestic enforcement issues, including both offensive and defensive disputes, and proceedings before the TTAB. (Rising Star 2017-2019)

Larry McFarland is the Managing Partner of the firm's Los Angeles office. He focuses his practice on litigation and counseling in all areas of intellectual property law, including copyright, trademark, rights of publicity and privacy, and unfair competition. Mr. McFarland has successfully represented start-up to Fortune 500 companies across a broad spectrum of industries. (Super Lawyer 2015-2019)

Dennis Wilson focuses his practice on complex litigation involving trademark, copyright, entertainment and Internet law issues. Mr. Wilson represents many of the world's largest media and technology companies creating and directing their international rights enforcement programs. He provides strategic counseling to businesses on a wide range of related issues including false advertising, idea submission, rights of publicity and unfair business practices. (Super Lawyer 2007-2018)

Kollin Zimmermann focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation, particularly cases involving trademark, copyright, unfair competition, false advertising, and trade secret claims, as well as related business disputes. Mr. Zimmermann has litigated cases in a broad range of industries, including apparel, consumer electronics, entertainment, and gaming. He also has substantial experience litigating matters involving e-commerce and other internet-based intellectual property issues. (Rising Star 2015-2019)

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