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Why working together matters
to us, and our clients.

Side by Side

Why working together matters
to us, and our clients.

“You've got to do what you love”

“You've got to do what you love”


Kilpatrick Townsend
is #1 in the U.S. for Intellectual Property Litigation and Trademark Law in The Best Lawyers in America® 2012.

Kilpatrick Townsend
is regularly recognized by peers, clients and
the media as one of the nation's leading law firms.


Video snapshots of our attorneys capture who we are, what we believe, and why we do what we do.


  • June 11, 2013:

    President Obama Announces Intent to Nominate Kilpatrick Townsend Partner Keith Harper for Representative of the United States to the United Nations Human Rights Council.

  • May 2013:

    Kilpatrick Townsend Again Earns Record-Breaking Recognition From CHAMBERS USA 2013.  more...

  • February 2013:

    Kilpatrick Townsend’s James Gilliland and Joseph Scibilia Receive National Recognition for Superior Client Service.  more...

  • February 2013:

    Kilpatrick Townsend Receives Top Recognition in 2013 World Trademark Review 1,000.  more...

  • January 2013:

    Brenda Holmes was named President of the 2013 Women in Technology Board of Directors.

  • December 2012

    Kilpatrick Townsend once again was selected as a "Go-To Law Firm" in American Lawyer Media's tenth annual edition of In-House Law Departments at the Top 500 Companiesmore...

  • December 12, 2012:

    Best Lawyers 2013 "Best Law Firms" Rankings (The Winston-Salem office ranked tier 1 for Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Patent and Litigation - IP).   more...

  • November 13, 2012:

    Kilpatrick Townsend named one of the working mother & flex-time lawyers "50 Best Law Firms for Women".   more...

  • October 5 2012:

    Corporate Counsel "Who Represents America's Biggest Companies Survey".   more...

  • September 13, 2012:

    Vault Ranks Kilpatrick Townsend's Summer Associate Program Among the Nation's Best.   more...

  • August 29, 2012:

    Record-Breaking Recognition in Annual Best Lawyers in American 2013.   more...

  • June 2012:

    Twenty-three Kilpatrick Townsend attorneys earned recognition as leaders in their practice areas by the Legal Media Group’s 2011 Expert Guide Series. Miles Alexander, Ted Davis and Jerre Swann were selected to the Best of the Best USA 2011 as three of the top 25 practitioners for trademark law in the country. Miles Alexander was also selected to the Best of the Best 2011 as one of the leading trademark practitioners in the world.

  • June 2012:

    Twenty-seven Kilpatrick Townsend attorneys earned recognition in The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers for 2012.

  • June 2012:

    Kilpatrick Townsend earned high recognition in the 2012 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business. In total, Kilpatrick Townsend earned 68 spots on the prestigious list. Kilpatrick Townsend was named a leading firm for Construction; Franchising; Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets; Native American Law; and Outsourcing nationwide. The firm was also ranked number one for Intellectual Property (Colorado); Intellectual Property (Georgia); Intellectual Property (North Carolina); Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets (District of Columbia); and Construction (Georgia)

  • May 2012:

    Kilpatrick Townsend was selected as a “Go-To- Law Firm” in American Lawyer Media’s ninth annual edition of In-House Law Departments at the Top 500 Companies. The firm was specifically recognized by clients for its exceptional work in the areas of Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment, Litigation, and International law.

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About Us

Kilpatrick Townsend is a full-service, international law firm with more than 620 attorneys who work with forward-thinking clients in established and emerging industries to solve their most business-critical matters.

Kilpatrick Townsend has offices in 17 cities throughout the US, Europe and Asia; and we focus on the areas of Corporate, Finance and Real Estate; Intellectual Property; and Litigation. Find out more about our comprehensive range of markets and services.


KT Summer Program- 

Through the summer program, Kilpatrick Townsend offers future attorneys an opportunity for real-world law firm experience.  During the 10 week program, our summer associates are given work for clients, participate in a firm-wide training program, and receive extensive feedback on their work.  In addition to working together on client matters, Kilpatrick Townsend attorneys enjoy getting to know the summer associates through lunches and social events, such as concerts, sport outings, and dinner parties.  The primary goal of the summer program is to provide summer associates an experience that closely mirrors the daily life of Kilpatrick Townsend attorneys.

Attorney Development

Bringing it all together

Because Kilpatrick Townsend recruits diverse, well-rounded talent, our approach to attorney development is varied and comprehensive, recognizing where each attorney is in their practice and equipping them to take their practice where they want it to go. Here are the ways it all comes together:

+ Hours

Entry-Level associates are expected to hit 1850 hours, up to 50 hours of which can be devoted to pro bono work.

Mid to Senior-Level associates are expected to hit 1900, plus additional investment time in pro bono, community involvement, and business development.

+ Compensation

We employ a “real world” merit-based system, so there are no "lock-steps" to climb.

Associates are rewarded for the value of their individual contribution, not just the time served.

+ Training

The firm provides numerous, hands-on, “true-to-practice” training programs designed to help associates master core competencies for each level, including:

  • Litigation, Patent Litigation, Patent Prosecution, Trademark & Copyright, and Corporate Boot Camps

  • Continuous sessions with experts in business development, legal writing, negotiation, claim drafting, presentation, and time management skills

+ Support

Our well-developed coaching program pairs entry-level associates with senior-level attorneys to help them navigate firm waters.

Coaches offer critical guidance regarding competencies and the evaluation process, but also advocate on behalf of their coachees and provide practical, on-the-job advice.


Check back often to see upcoming events on a wide variety of topics, both on campus and in the community.

Patent Agents

We're always seeking engineers and patent agents to assist with our variety of prosecution matters.

  • Compensation and career progression based on experience

  • Bonus program

  • Law school tuition program

  • Patent Bar reimbursement

  • Patent Agent summer program

  • Submit resume here

Kilpatrick Townsend On Campus

  • July 24 - July 25, 2015

    Southeastern Minority Job Fair

  • July 25, 2015

    Bay Area Diversity Career Fair

  • July 28, 2015

    Southeastern Intellectual Property Job Fair

  • July 30 - July 31

    Loyola Patent Law Interview Program

  • August 4, 2015

    Emory University

  • August 5, 2015

    Santa Clara University

  • August 5, 2015

    University of Denver

  • August 5 - August 7, 2015

    Lavender Law Fair

  • August 8, 2015

    SFIPLA Job Fair

  • August 10, 2015

    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  • August 11, 2015

    University of Georgia

  • August 11, 2015

    University of Virginia

  • August 11, 2015

    Wake Forest University

  • August 13, 2015

    George Washington University

  • August 14, 2015

    Howard University

  • August 19, 2015

    University of Houston



With offices around the world, from major capitals to mid-size cities, a career with Kilpatrick Townsend can take you almost anywhere.