Insights: News Kilpatrick Townsend’s Megan Chung to Lead Firm’s Growing San Diego Office

SAN DIEGO (January 9) – Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton announced today that it has named Megan Chung Managing Partner of the firm’s San Diego office. Ms. Chung becomes Kilpatrick Townsend’s first female Asian-American to lead a firm office. Her new responsibilities began January 1, 2019.

Ms. Chung succeeds Bill Shaffer who has served as the San Diego Office Managing Partner since February 2015.  Mr. Shaffer will continue his practice with the firm focusing on patent prosecution and counseling, patent portfolio building/management, patent analysis and post-grant patent procedures, including reexamination and reissue proceedings.

“I’m grateful for the opportunity to build on the outstanding record of success Bill has achieved here in San Diego, said Ms. Chung. “We are lucky to have such an incredible team of talented attorneys and I look forward to working with the firm’s leadership to continue growing our office over the next several years.”

Ms. Chung heads the Patent Litigation Team in the San Diego office. She focuses her practice on complex and technical intellectual property litigation and has extensive experience representing companies and executives on intellectual property and technology-related matters, focusing on patent, copyright, trade secret and trademark litigation and post-grant proceedings. 

Since joining the firm in 2005, Ms. Chung has served as a member of the Associate Committee, Professional Development Committee, Pro Bono Committee and Women’s Initiative. Earlier in her career, she clerked with Judge William Alsup of the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of California. Ms. Chung is a graduate of Stanford University, where she also completed a Master’s degree in education. She earned her law degree at the University of California, Davis School of Law.   

Ms. Chung has been recognized as a San Diego “Super Lawyer” in 2017 and 2018 for Intellectual Property Litigation by Super Lawyers magazine.

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