Chairman: J Henry Walker IV
Managing Partner: Roger Wylie
Number of lawyers: 640
Languages: Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Swedish, Shanghainese, Spanish, Tagalog, Taiwanese
International Offices: Beijing, Shanghai, Tokyo, Stockholm
The firm serves clients around the world from its 20 offices throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. The firm’s lawyers provide counsel for corporations at all stages of the growth cycle, from the challenging demands of financial transactions and securities to the disciplines of intellectual property management. A close collaboration between the firm’s practice areas ensures that it is well-positioned to serve all of its clients’ needs.
Main Areas of Practice:
Business & Finance:
The firm’s corporate practice encompasses general corporate and commercial, international business and trade, private equity, mergers and acquisitions, insolvency/ restructuring, financial services, and corporate tax. Corporate clients range from promising growth companies to large, multinational corporations.
Construction & Infrastructure:
The firm’s lawyers are leaders in dealing with complex construction matters throughout the world. As a result of their exclusive focus on construction-related issues, the group brings a vast amount of experience in virtually every type of construction project, including power plants, industrial facilities, wastewater treatment plants, airports, tunnels, prisons, hospitals, office buildings, sports arenas, schools, hotels, and resorts.
The firm’s intellectual property practice combines legal and scientific talent, experienced in handling the complex legal and business issues, which has earned the firm a worldwide reputation for excellence. The intellectual property professionals assist clients all over the world with patent, copyright, trademark, trade dress, trade secrets, franchising, licensing, and false advertising.
The firm’s lawyers regularly act as advocates, advisors, arbitrators, and mediators in international arbitration proceedings in courts and pursuant to the rules of all of the major arbitral institutions in Europe, Asia, Latin America, and the United States, including the AAA, ICC, ICDR, ICPR, and others. The firm is also a founding member of the Atlanta International Arbitration Society, which seeks to cement Atlanta’s position as a venue for resolving international commercial disputes.
Labour, Employment & Employee Benefits:
The team advises clients on all aspects of the employeremployee relationship. Services include representation in litigation, negotiations with unions and works councils, terminations, reductions in force, discrimination, data protection, advice about directors, partners and executives, and advising US companies on managing employment law issues in subsidiaries overseas.
The firm’s lawyers service the needs of clients in the real estate industry and clients engaged in real estate transactions incidental to other businesses, including acquisitions, development, construction financing (debt and equity), ownership, management, leasing and dispositions of, and equity investments in, all types of commercial real estate. The team’s experience focuses on real estate investment, acquisitions and dispositions, contracting, leasing, and real estate development.
Kilpatrick Townsend’s Stockholm office is the firm’s European headquarters for service to its clients in that region and internationally. The Swedish office plays an important role for the firm in the European and American markets and serves clients in all areas of law, including finance, corporate, real estate, construction, and litigation. The business and compliance lawyers in Shanghai offer valuable counsel through an array of corporate business issues such as China in-bound and out-bound investments; market entry strategies; mergers and acquisitions; antitrust; government relations; and trade and regulatory matters.
The intellectual property practice in Shanghai and Tokyo provide services that include copyright; patent litigation; patent prosecution and counselling; patent reexamination and reissue; trademark, including anti-counterfeiting, gray market, and international strategy; portfolio strategy and management; trademark and trade dress litigation; trade secret; and transactional intellectual property, including due diligence and licensing. Additionally, lawyers focus on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and compliance issues. In 2019, the firm opened an intellectual property agency in Beijing.
adidas Group, AT&T, VISA, Oracle, Georgia-Pacific.