Insights: News Kilpatrick Elects Partners and Elevates Counsel for 2024

ATLANTA (December 29) – Kilpatrick announced today the election of nine members to its partnership and the elevation of 10 attorneys to counsel effective January 1, 2024.

Elected to Partner:
Katie Barton is a Labor & Employment attorney in Atlanta. She counsels management on employment issues, such as employment agreements, restrictive covenant drafting and enforcement, leaves of absence, disability accommodations, severance agreements, wage and hour compliance, performance management, employment policies, and employee handbooks. Katie also advises clients on employment issues in merger and acquisition matters and represents employers in litigation and administrative hearings and also in labor grievance arbitrations.  

Eric Charity is a Commercial Finance attorney in Atlanta. His practice is focused on a wide range of credit transactions, representing agents, lenders, financial institutions, private equity groups, public and private companies, and other business organizations. 

Wendy Cheng is a China Brands attorney in New York. She advises and manages clients' global trademark portfolios and prepares IP protection strategy for a wide range of businesses.

Crystal Genteman is a Trademark attorney in Atlanta. She focuses her practice on protecting clients' intellectual property rights online and also has significant experience in opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

Brittany Kandela is a Trademark attorney in Los Angeles. She focuses her practice on trademark portfolio and conflict management.

Ted Mayle is a Patent Litigation attorney in Denver. He focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation in federal district courts and the Federal Circuit, and patent prosecution before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, including post-grant review proceedings and appeals before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).

Leah Petersen is a Commercial Finance attorney in Atlanta. She assists clients in a broad spectrum of financing transactions, ranging from widely syndicated to single lender and club deals.

Lauren Ralls is a Trademark attorney in Atlanta. She focuses her practice on protecting brands worldwide, and specializes in the prosecution and enforcement of large portfolios.  Her practice includes counseling brand owners in a wide range of businesses, including in the social media, entertainment, and franchising fields.
 
Torrey Spink is a Patent Prosecution attorney in Denver. He focuses his practice on patent prosecution and counseling.

Elevated to Counsel:

Kendra Chapman is a Labor & Employment attorney in San Francisco. She focuses her practice on labor and employment law.

Matthew Crookston is a Patent Prosecution attorney in Denver. He focuses his practice on patent prosecution and counseling in the areas of electronics and software, particularly photonics.

Anthony Guebert is a Patent Prosecution attorney in Atlanta. He focuses his practice on patent prosecution and counseling, with an emphasis on mechanical and medical devices.

Zac Kelton is a Patent Prosecution attorney in Raleigh. He focuses his practice on domestic and international patent prosecution and counseling.

Maha Khalaj is a Technology attorney in Atlanta. She focuses her practice on technology transactions, outsourcing, and other complex commercial agreements.

Yewon Min is a Trademark attorney in Los Angeles. She focuses her practice on domestic and international trademark disputes with an emphasis on social media and mobile apps.

Joe Reynolds is a Complex Commercial Litigation attorney in Atlanta. His practice spans a broad spectrum of substantive areas and industries, including high-stakes contractual disputes, class actions, franchise litigation, land use litigation, and insurance coverage and recovery claims and litigation. 

Sara Stadler is a Trademark attorney in New York. She focuses her practice on intellectual property litigation and enforcement. 

Christopher Thomas is a Patent Prosecution attorney in Washington, D.C. He focuses his practice on patent procurement/enforcement, client counseling on IP Strategy, and post grant proceedings before the USPTO. 

Bryan Wolin is an Advertising & Trademark attorney in New York. His experience in advertising law includes advertising disputes before the National Advertising Division (NAD), litigation of advertising claims in federal courts nationwide, and advising clients on compliance with the NAD, FTC, and other applicable standards and guidelines. 

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