Chair: J Henry Walker IV
Managing Partner: Susan M Spaeth
Total number of lawyers: 600+
With more than 600 lawyers in 20 offices worldwide, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP serves clients throughout the US and abroad, bringing expertise in intellectual property, litigation, and corporate transactional matters. At the crux of the firm’s success lies its commitment to its clients. Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton takes the time to understand its clients’ businesses and measures its success by results and client satisfaction.
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Main Areas of Practice:
Business & Finance:
The business and finance practice offers a wide range of corporate business and financial services to clients at every end of the business spectrum — from Fortune 500 companies to promising startups. The financial institutions practice covers the legal, business, and regulatory issues for financial institutions, including mergers and acquisitions; corporate; securities and regulatory matters; enforcement; financial products and services; capital markets; executive compensation; and corporate governance. The real estate practice represents large commercial developers, leading lenders, Fortune 500 corporations, and the federal government in equity investment and capital formation vehicles, as well as in acquisitions; development; financing (debt and equity); ownership; management; leasing; and dispositions of all types of commercial real estate. Other service areas include bankruptcy and financial restructuring; contracts and commercial agreements; corporate governance; cross-border transactions; economic development; employee benefits, executive compensation, and fiduciary counseling; franchising; green economy; investment management; joint ventures and strategic alliances; licensing and procurement; mergers and acquisitions; outsourcing; private equity; distressed debt and workouts; real estate capital markets; real estate finance; real estate investment and development; securities; and tax.
Construction & Infrastructure:
The nationally-recognized construction and infrastructure practice includes 25 professionals focused on construction and government contracts law. Its lawyers collectively bring decades of experience to all construction matters, including major industrial and infrastructure projects, particularly public projects. They represent public and private owners, contractors, OEMs and construction managers, EPC contractors, and design professionals on long-term, multimillion and billion-dollar projects in more than 30 states, Puerto Rico, and throughout the world. Recognized as industry leaders in the prevention and resolution of complex construction disputes, the practice’s lawyers focus on real-time dispute mitigation and resolution, working extensively with DRBs, and have the resources and experience to bring large, complex matters through litigation or arbitration.
Government & Regulatory:
The government and regulatory practice comes well versed in legislative matters, lobbying, and monitoring pending legislation and regulatory developments. Built around a core of accomplished lawyers, including former lobbyists and government executives, the team represents clients before US federal agencies and Congress on a broad range of issues concerning environment and product regulation; financial institutions regulation; government contracting; government enforcement and investigations; government relations; and Native American affairs.
The internationally-renowned intellectual property practice boasts an outstanding record, helping clients grow and protect innovative businesses, products, and brands. More than 110 of their patent lawyers and staff have advanced degrees in various scientific or engineering disciplines. The practice’s diverse services include advertising; appellate litigation; copyright; patent litigation; patent prosecution and counseling; patent reexamination and reissue; trademark, including anti-counterfeiting and gray market, international strategy, internet, portfolio strategy and management, and trademark and trade dress litigation; trade secrets; and transactional intellectual property, including due diligence and licensing.
The litigation practice includes more than 175 lawyers with the depth of knowledge and experience to effectively handle the most complex commercial cases, as well as routine business disputes requiring efficient resolution. Lawyers represent clients in state and federal trial and appellate courts throughout the US and before arbitration tribunals and mediators around the world. Their litigation services include advertising litigation; alternative dispute resolution; antitrust and trade regulation; appellate and supreme court; bankruptcy and financial restructuring; catastrophic injury; class actions; complex commercial litigation; constitutional litigation; construction litigation; consumer product safety; directors and officers litigation; e-discovery; employment litigation; environmental litigation; health care litigation; insurance recovery; intellectual property litigation; Native American litigation; product liability; securities litigation; tax controversy; and white collar crime and internal investigations.
Labor & Employment:
The labor and employment practice not only focuses on defining and implementing global employment litigation strategies and employment counsel, but they also provide business direction regarding the overall approach to human capital. Its lawyers have extensive experience in all aspects of the employer-employee relationship, including employee benefits; employment counseling; employment litigation and class actions; international employment issues; labor relations and union avoidance; OSHA litigation; RIFS and severance plans; and wage and hour issues.