With roots in Atlanta dating back to the 1800s and 21 global offices, including one in Anchorage, Alaska, Kilpatrick Townsend is entrenched as a worldwide force in the legal arena. Specifically, it is a leader in the areas of intellectual property and IP litigation, having represented entities like Google and Sony, and they take pride in helping companies protect their most prized assets. Associates are treated well and enjoy complex but interesting work.
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If an associate wants to engage in sophisticated intellectual property work, he/she would be hard pressed to find a better landing spot than Kilpatrick Townsend. The vetting process for new associates is extensive, with preferences for candidates from regional schools who have solid grades, clerkship experience, and (obviously) an interest in IP work. Office settings are collegial and collaborative, yet work is emphasized more than engaging in social activities. Associates appreciate that partners respect and value them, and that they are invested in their growth and development. Lateral hires, however, feel a bit lost as they transition into the firm. Formal training has limited utility, but associates receive a lot of direct experience under the helpful guidance of assigned and ...
Born of a January 2011 merger between the Atlanta-based Kilpatrick Stockton and the Bay Area’s Townsend and Townsend and Crew, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton’s 600-plus attorneys have spread out from coast to coast and jumped to several continents. The firm is particularly strong in intellectual property litigation, infrastructure, business law, and financial dealings.
Atlanta to the (Peach) Pit
In 1874, Milton Candler and William Thomson founded an Atlanta practice that eventually evolved into Kilpatrick Stockton. Kilpatrick was the first outside law firm retained by the Coca-Cola Company, one of Atlanta’s largest businesses, securing the company’s federal trademark back in 1893. With most of its offices located in the south, the firm also boasted a roster of clients including...
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You’re not looking for “just a job.” You’re looking for a career where you can make a real difference. At Kilpatrick Townsend, we use our knowledge, talents and passion to advocate for our clients, influence our communities and advance the legal profession worldwide. Our lawyers make an IMPACT beyond the excellent work on behalf of our clients, through community leadership, diversity & inclusion, pro bono work, sustainability initiatives and volunteer opportunities. Do your values align with ours? Learn how you can make an IMPACT and align your passion.