Insights: News Releases Kilpatrick Townsend’s Alicia Grahn Jones and Audra Dial Collaborate with NAWL on the 2016 Regional General Counsel Institute & Pipeline to Equity Partnership Program

Alicia Grahn Jones Serves as Co-Chair and Audra Dial Serves as Featured Panelist

ATLANTA (April 22) -- Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton announced today that Partner Alicia Grahn Jones serves as Co-Chair of the National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL) 2016 Regional General Counsel Institute (RGCI) & Pipeline to Equity Partnership (P2P) Program. Atlanta Office Managing Partner Audra Dial will serve as a featured panelist at the event. The program will be held on Friday, April 22, at the Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead in Atlanta, Georgia.

Ms. Dial will join other industry leaders in a workshop programming “Resource Panel.” Drawing from their own deep professional experience panelists will provide guidance and offer strategies on how to handle challenges with integrity and the highest level of professional conduct towards clients and other lawyers.

For the first time, NAWL is bringing together its RGCI and P2P program. In-house attorneys will enjoy the RGCI program, where attendees will join other experienced women in-house counsel to discuss building an in-house legal career. RGCI will help attendees advance their legal expertise, improve communication and management skills, and enhance their C-suite presence to add greater strategic value to a company’s business. Law firm attorneys will enjoy the P2P program, which allows for a frank conversation and exchange of ideas on the ethical and professional challenges women lawyers encounter on their path to equity partnership. Guidance on such topics as gender bias, effective and ethical client management, and the risks posed by internal politics will set the stage for participants to learn how to align their skills to their particular firm’s strategy, culture, and position in the marketplace.

For more information the NAWL 2016 Regional General Counsel Institute & Pipeline to Equity Partnership Program, please click here.

Ms. Dial is an experienced litigator practicing in Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP’s nationally recognized Patent Litigation Team in addition to handling complex commercial litigation involving technology. She focuses her practice on complex federal court litigation involving trade secrets, patent disputes, restrictive employment covenants, and complex business disputes involving intellectual property. Ms. Dial has obtained favorable verdicts in many high-profile intellectual property disputes, including on behalf of several Fortune 500 companies. She has represented companies whose intellectual property was misused both domestically and abroad.

Ms. Jones concentrates her practice in the areas of trademark clearance, prosecution, and litigation. She has substantial experience representing clients before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board in opposition and cancellation proceedings and in federal district courts in trademark infringement matters. Ms. Jones also helps clients determine the availability of trademarks, develop and implement appropriate trademark registration programs, monitor and enforce trademark rights, and manage trademark disputes throughout the world. She is President-Elect of the Board of Directors for the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers.

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