Insights: News Cyber Crimes Chief and Former Economic Crimes Deputy Chief from U.S. Attorney’s Office Joins Kilpatrick Townsend’s Growing Government Enforcement & Investigations Team

High-Profile Addition of Doug Gilfillan

ATLANTA, GA (October 24)
— Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton announced today the addition of Doug Gilfillan as a partner on the nationally recognized Government Enforcement and Investigations (GEI) Team in the Litigation Department in the firm’s Atlanta office.

Mr. Gilfillan joins the firm after serving as Chief of the Cyber Crimes and Intellectual Property Section, and National Security Cyber Specialist in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia. Prior to that role, he was Deputy Chief of the office’s Economic Crimes Section. Mr. Gilfillan has served in the United States Attorney’s Office since 2007.

“Doug is an outstanding addition to the firm and to the expanding GEI Team,” said Scott Marrah, Kilpatrick Townsend’s Government Enforcement and Investigations Team Leader. “Doug’s reputation in the Atlanta legal community as an extremely bright, hard-working and talented trial lawyer, as well as a consummate team player, is well-deserved. His more than two decades of experience as a defense lawyer and federal prosecutor will be a huge asset for our clients – in both the white collar crime arena and in the firm’s cyber security practice. We are excited to have Doug join the team.”

While at the United States Attorney’s Office, Mr. Gilfillan handled a wide variety of white collar criminal investigations and prosecutions, including numerous jury trials to verdict and appeals in such cases. In his most recent role, Mr. Gilfillan supervised and handled investigations and prosecution of computer intrusions and data breaches, intellectual property offenses, and counter proliferation cases. Prior to that, as a Deputy Chief of the Economic Crimes Section and as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, he supervised and handled investigations and prosecution of securities and investment fraud, criminal False Claims Act matters, mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, public corruption matters, federal program and government contracting fraud, and union and labor fraud cases, among other matters. 

Mr. Gilfillan worked closely with the FBI’s cyber and white collar crime squads, cyber-crime agents with the Secret Service, and numerous other federal law enforcement agencies. He also worked closely with the SEC and other civil regulatory authorities in prosecutions involving parallel criminal and civil investigations and litigation. Mr. Gilfillan also has significant experience consulting with companies and third parties regarding cyber legal issues and investigations. 

“I have worked with numerous attorneys at Kilpatrick Townsend during my career and have always been impressed by the immense talent at this firm,” said Doug Gilfillan. “Kilpatrick Townsend’s GEI Team does top-tier client work across the globe which greatly appealed to me. It is a perfect platform for my experience and practice. I look forward to working with my new colleagues and clients.”

In addition to acting as lead counsel on numerous white-collar criminal cases, Mr. Gilfillan is a sought-after speaker for panel discussions and presentations to legal industry associations and other groups. He is a magna cum laude graduate of Southern Methodist University and earned his law degree, with distinction, from Emory University School of Law.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Gilfillan was a partner at King & Spalding.

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