Trusted counsel to the world's most innovative companies

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Kilpatrick is trusted counsel to the world’s most innovative companies. To serve our groundbreaking clients, we are at the forefront of client service, a leader in DE&I, and on the cutting edge of law and technology. With recognized strength in the technology sector and a full range of service offerings, we deliver practical, business-centric solutions built upon strong and enduring connections.

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1/3

of Fortune 50

companies turn to Kilpatrick for trusted counsel

7

of the 10 leading digital

media and entertainment enterprises look to Kilpatrick to help them connect consumers to content

5th

"Law Firm of the Year"

consecutive recognition — and the second time recognized for Trademark Law

Relationships first

Success at Kilpatrick rests on our strong and enduring connections with our clients and each other. We truly understand our clients’ businesses and partner closely with them to achieve their business goals.

The team does an excellent job of understanding specific issues and tailoring solutions based on our needs.

They take client service to the highest levels. They're very responsive and we feel like they really care about us and our needs.

Customer service is exceptional. The team is extremely client-centric and listens very well, and its response time is amazing.

Committed to our communities

We are committed to bettering the world outside of our offices. We invest in people and programs to connect with our communities and help them thrive.

Closing the justice gap

We connect deserving clients with pro bono legal services.

A workplace for forward thinkers

Bring your perspectives to a rewarding environment.

Our differences make the difference

We have a long history of commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Looking ahead for more than 160 years

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1860

Led by printer and journalist Alfred T. Dewey, San Francisco-based Dewey & Company promoted itself as patent solicitors and publisher of The Mining and Scientific Press, an early predecessor of today's firm

Columbia University, digitized by Google

1873

Assisted tailor Jacob W. Davis and his fabric supplier, Levi Strauss & Company of San Francisco, in the successful award of Patent 139,121 recognizing that the use of metal rivets to secure pockets was a new invention

1874

Firm's first Atlanta office was located at the Kimball House, a hotel that occupied a full block in the commercial center, was close to the courthouse, and was in one of the nation's burgeoning railway hubs

Curt Teich & Co

1888

In an effort to raise professional standards and combat “railroad attorneys and surgeons,” firm was instrumental in the establishment of the Atlanta Bar Association

Library of Congress

1906

Harold Hirsch became a named partner of the firm; went on to revolutionize corporate and trademark law with his work for The Coca-Cola Company and helped instill firm's core values of camaraderie, exceptional legal work, and community service retained today

P. Philips

1919

H. Gardner Hudson launched firm in booming Winston-Salem and expanded to include Hubert Ratcliff and Luther Ferrell; with strong civic spirit, they led and founded roles in organizations throughout the community, a value still alive in the firm today

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company Office Building, Winston-Salem, N.C. in Durwood Barbour Collection of North Carolina Postcards (P077), North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives, Wilson Library, UNC-Chapel Hill

1930

Won a patent litigation suit worth millions for radio-pioneer, The Magnavox Co., protecting them against infringement on their amplifying receiver patent and two electrodynamic receiver patents

1939

Firm was instrumental in helping the H.W. Lay Company incorporate, handled the merger with the Frito Company in 1961, and advised on the 1965 merger with Pepsi-Cola

1960

Partner Louis Regenstein represented Ebenezer Baptist Church and Rev. Martin Luther King Sr. pro bono when the Georgia Department of Revenue threatened to audit both

Trikosko, Marion S, photographer. Martin Luther King press conference / MST. , 1964. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2003688129/.

1974

Prepared patent applications for the Cohen-Boyer recombinant DNA technology, which led to medical advancements including customized insulin and antibiotics, and wrote one of the first patent applications related to gene-splicing technology

1988

Attorneys and professional staff were instrumental in reaching a favorable settlement for Jane Smith, widow of Challenger pilot Michael Smith, against Morton-Thiokol

1996

Represented nearly 500,000 Native Americans in the 14-year-long Cobell v. Salazar matter, eventually securing a $3.4 billion settlement, the largest ever agreed to by the U.S. government

1998

Leaving a mark in Massachusetts, firm was construction counsel on the federally ordered clean-up of Boston Harbor, the renovation of Logan Airport, and the $24 billion Big Dig

2007

As firm continued to grow, adopted a novel leadership arrangement, appointing Bill Dorris and Diane Prucino (the first woman to lead a major firm in the Southeast) as Co-Managing Partners

2008

Won the largest-ever jury trademark infringement award of $305 million, protecting adidas's popular three-stripe athletic shoe against a copycat who offered a nearly identical shoe with four stripes

2011

Kilpatrick Stockton and Townsend and Townsend and Crew merged to form Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

2017

Firm was chosen to lead the antifraud, ethics, and compliance portion of the Volkswagen AG Monitorship, one of the largest corporate monitorships in history, which stemmed from the company's emissions-cheating scandal

2019

Firm selected by Facebook as the inaugural honoree of its “Law Firm Diversity Champion Award” and by AT&T as the recipient of the "2019 AT&T Legal Department Diversity and Inclusion Progress Award"

2020

Kilpatrick Townsend attorneys successfully argued only patent case heard by the U.S. Supreme Court in the 2019–2020 term, which resulted in the Court handing down a 7-2 decision in favor of long-time client, Thryv, Inc.

2023

Kilpatrick Townsend unveils a new brand identity and shortens the firm name to Kilpatrick

Innovation-focused leadership

Kilpatrick is a firm of leaders. From creating a best-in-class client experience; to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion; to staying on the cutting edge of law and technology, we always strive to be at the forefront. While we are proud of our 160 years of success as a premier law firm, we are steadfastly focused on the future.

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