Insights: News Kilpatrick Townsend Achieves Record-Breaking Recognition from Chambers USA 2021

Band 1 Rankings Increase 
16 Firm Attorneys Ranked for First Time

ATLANTA (May 24) – Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton announced today that the firm earned record-breaking recognition in the 2021 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. In total, Kilpatrick Townsend is represented in 20 categories, earning rankings in every state where it has an office (as well as the District of Columbia), and has attorneys claiming 65 spots on the prestigious list. The firm’s Corporate, Intellectual Property, and Litigation Departments continued their long tradition of exceptional rankings in numerous areas.

The firm is the only Band 1 firm for Intellectual Property in Georgia and Colorado, and has the only Band 1 attorneys recognized for Intellectual Property in North Carolina. Kilpatrick Townsend also has the most attorneys recognized for Intellectual Property in Georgia and North Carolina. The firm’s Construction Practice continues to be a rankings powerhouse with national and state recognition, including having the only construction attorney in Georgia named a Star Individual. 

It was announced earlier this year that Kilpatrick Townsend is a finalist for Chambers USA Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year. Winners will be announced May 27th during an online ceremony.

Below are additional highlights from this year’s Chambers USA. For more, please click here.

Kilpatrick Townsend attorneys earned 12 Band 1 and/or Star Individual rankings in their respective practice areas:
  • Todd Meyers: Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Georgia)
  • Brian Corgan: Construction
    • Star Individual (Georgia)
    • Band 1 (USA-Nationwide)
  • William Dorris: Construction (Georgia)
  • Randall F. Hafer: Construction (Georgia)
  • Benjamin Snowden: Energy & Natural Resources (North Carolina)
  • Alan McConnell: Environment (North Carolina)
  • Darin J. Gibby: Intellectual Property (Colorado)
  • William H. Brewster: Intellectual Property (Georgia)
  • Wab P. Kadaba: Intellectual Property (Georgia)
  • Charles Calkins: Intellectual Property (North Carolina)
  • Lynn E. Fowler: Tax (Georgia)
 Six Kilpatrick Townsend attorneys are ranked nationally in their practice areas:
  • Barry Benjamin: Advertising: Transactional & Regulatory
  • Brian Corgan: Construction
  • Catherine Munson: Native American Law
  • Rob Roy Smith: Native American Law
  • James Steinberg: Outsourcing
  • Amanda Witt: Privacy & Data Security
 Seven Kilpatrick Townsend practice areas are ranked Band 1:
  • Construction (Georgia)
  • Energy & Natural Resources (North Carolina)
  • Government Contracts: Highly Regarded (USA-Nationwide)
  • Intellectual Property (Colorado)
  • Intellectual Property (Georgia)
  • Intellectual Property (North Carolina)
  • Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets (USA-Nationwide)
 Eight Kilpatrick Townsend practice areas are ranked nationally: 
  • Construction
  • Environment
  • Financial Services Regulation: Financial Institutions M&A
  • Government Contracts: Highly Regarded (1)
  • Intellectual Property
  • Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets (1)
  • Native American Law
  • Retail

The following Kilpatrick Townsend practice areas appear in the state/District of Columbia rankings (does not include national rankings referenced above).
  • Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation
  • Intellectual Property: Patent Prosecution
  • Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets
  • Life Sciences
  • Intellectual Property (1)
District of Columbia
  • Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets
  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Construction (1)
  • Corporate/M&A
  • Environment
  • Intellectual Property (1)
  • Labor & Employment
  • Litigation: General Commercial
  • Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
  • Tax
New York
  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring: The Elite
  • Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets
North Carolina
  • Energy & Natural Resources (1)
  • Environment
  • Intellectual Property (1)
  • Litigation: General Commercial
  • Real Estate
North Carolina: Raleigh, Greensboro & Surrounds
  • Corporate/M&A
  • Intellectual Property

The following Kilpatrick Townsend attorneys, along with the practice areas in which they are recognized, are named to this year’s edition of Chambers USA.
Advertising: Transactional & Regulatory
  • Barry Benjamin
  • Alfred Lurey (Senior Statesperson)
  •  Paul M. Rosenblatt
  • Todd Meyers (1)
  • David Posner
  • Gianfranco Finizio (Up and Coming)
  • Brian Corgan (Star Individual) and (1)
  • Lee Mann
  • Randall F. Hafer (1)
  • William Dorris (1)
  • Brian Gaudet
  • Patrick Gaas
  • David Stockton
  • Richard Cicchillo
  • W. Benjamin Barkley
  • W. Stanley Blackburn (Senior Statesperson)
  • G. William Joyner III
Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • Mark D Wincek
  • Mark Stember
Energy & Natural Resources
  • Benjamin Snowden (1)
  • John C. Livingston
  • Jeffrey J. Davidson
  • Gary R. Sheehan Jr.
  • Susan Richardson
  • Alan McConnell (1)
  • Stephen R. Berlin
  • Todd Roessler
Intellectual Property
  • Darin J. Gibby (1)
  • Thomas D Franklin
  • Miles Alexander (Senior Statesperson)
  • Mitchell G. Stockwell
  • R. Charles Henn Jr.
  • Renae Wainwright (Up and Coming)
  • Theodore H. Davis Jr.
  • Tina Williams McKeon
  • Wab P. Kadaba (1)
  • William H. Brewster (1)
  • Charles Calkins (1)
  • Steven Gardner
  • William Bryner
  • Andrew Serafini
  • Roger Wylie
Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation
  • Steven D. Moore
Intellectual Property: Patent Prosecution
  • Craig C. Largent
Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets
  • Dennis Wilson
  • David Mayberry
Labor & Employment
  • Diane L. Prucino
  • Susan W. Pangborn
  • Randall D. Avram (In Memoriam)
Litigation: General Commercial
  • John Jett
  • Susan Cahoon
  • Richard J. Keshian
  • Gwendolyn Payton
Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
  • Adria Perez
  • Doug Gilfillan
  • Scott Marrah
Native American Law
  • Catherine F. Munson
  • Rob Roy Smith
  • James Steinberg
Privacy & Data Security
  • Amanda Witt
Real Estate
  • David Fricke
  • Ford Robertson
  • Lynn E. Fowler (1)
Technology & Outsourcing
  • Sonia Baldia


Rankings assessed key qualities in the legal field, including technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness/astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities most valued by the client.

– A Star ranking is given to attorneys with exceptional recommendations in their field. 
– A Senior Statesperson is an attorney who, by virtue of close links with major clients, remains pivotal to the firm’s success.
– (1) Denotes a Band 1 ranking

About Chambers and Partners

Chambers and Partners Publishing, based in London, produces the annual Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. For the current US directory, thousands of interviews were conducted covering the entire country and were carried out by a team of over 50 full-time researchers over a period of six months. For more information, visit:



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