Insights: News Kilpatrick Townsend Receives Top Rankings in 2021 Legal 500 US

ATLANTA (June 14) – Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton announced today that the firm has received top rankings in the 2021 Legal 500 US, an annual, comprehensive, research-based analysis of law firms in over 150 jurisdictions around the world. 

Kilpatrick Townsend was recognized in seven different practice areas, including three practice areas recognized with a Tier 1 ranking, the top ranking awarded by Legal 500. The publication also singled out 38 Kilpatrick Townsend attorneys for their accomplishments in their practice areas. The firm was recognized in the following areas:

Construction – Tier 1
“From offices across the country, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton fields a 30-strong construction and infrastructure projects team dedicated exclusively to construction and government contracts law. The practice is praised for its 'ability to create a flexible, responsive and highly analytical team' and is renowned for contracts and resulting disputes work on mega-projects in the U.S. and internationally, with particular attention paid to dispute prevention and early conflict resolution.”

Recognized Construction attorneys include:

Brian Corgan (Hall of Fame)
Randall Hafer (Hall of Fame)
Lee Mann
Robbie Poplin (Next Generation Partner)
Keith Richardson
Daniel Swaja (Next Generation Partner)
Gautam Reddy (Rising Stars)
Bill Dorris

Trademarks: Litigation – Tier 1
“Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton covers the full range of global trademark disputes, representing clients in virtually every core industry, including in consumer products, food and drink, technology, retail, and media. The litigation team has extensive experience at the Supreme Court, federal and state appellate courts, and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.”

Recognized Trademarks: Litigation attorneys include:

Bill Brewster (Hall of Fame)
Charlie Henn (Next Generation Partner)
David Mayberry
Larry McFarland
Lisa Pearson
Judy Powell
Dennis Wilson

Trademarks: Non-Contentious (including Prosecution, Portfolio Management, and Licensing) – Tier 1
“Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton advises on matters ranging from trademark applications and registrations to disputes, acting for a slate of top-tier clients in industries such as consumer products, food and drink, technology, retail, and traditional media.”

Recognized Trademarks: Non-Contentious attorneys include:

Bill Brewster
Alicia Jones (Next Generation Partner)
Marc Lieberstein
Anthony Malutta (Leading Lawyer)
David Mayberry

“With teams in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Atlanta, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton advises clients on a wide range of matters, including copyright litigation, counseling, licensing and commercial transactions, as well as on portfolio management and prosecution. In this regard, the team has particular strengths in the food and drink, consumer products, technology, retail, and media sectors.”

Recognized Copyright attorneys include:

Joe Petersen
James Trigg
Dennis Wilson

M&A: Middle-Market (Sub-$500m)
“Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton stands out in the market for M&A in the banking industry, handling acquisitions of banks, thrifts, and credit unions, and related firms, including mortgage brokers and insurance agencies. Securities law compliance is a core part of the practice, with the department frequently representing hedge funds, mutual funds and other investment advisors in connection with securities and regulatory compliance matters, including securities enforcement proceedings.”

Recognized M&A: Middle-Market (Sub-$500m) attorneys include:

Lou Barbieri III (Next Generation Partner)
Ben Barkley
Christina Gattuso
Rich Cicchillo, Jr. (Hall of Fame)
Stan Blackburn

“Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton acts for both vendors and customers in technology outsourcing transactions, most recently advising on transactions related to business cloud migrations.”

Recognized Outsourcing attorneys include:

Sonia Baldia (Leading Lawyer)
Josh Ganz
Amanda Witt
Jim Steinberg

Patents: Prosecution (including Re-Examination and Post-Grant Proceedings)
“Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton's three core areas of expertise are chemistry and life sciences patents, electronics and software patents, and patents covering mechanical and medical devices. The high number of specialized patent attorneys with advanced degrees in the team attracts clients seeking protection for a very wide range of inventions, starting with more traditional patents, for example, in the chemistry and pharmaceutical, engineering or physics space, and extending all the way to cutting-edge technologies, such as biotechnology, software and telecommunications, and bioengineering and neurobiological science patents. The group's PTAB practice includes inter parties reviews, post-grant reviews, covered business method reviews for petitioners and patent owners, with the team including the firm's litigators alongside its prosecution specialists.”

Recognized Patents: Prosecution attorneys include:

Wab Kadaba (Leading Lawyer)
Joseph Snyder
Tina McKeon
Charles Calkins
Justin Krieger
Andrew Serafini
William Shaffer
Kate Gaudry
Matthew Hinsch


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