is regularly recognized by peers, clients and
the media as one of the nation's leading law firms.
Mehrnaz Boroumand Smith, Partner, Technology Litigation
Adria Perez, Partner, Complex Business Litigation
Eric Berardi, Partner, Real Estate Finance and Capital MarketsClose
Video snapshots of our attorneys capture who we are, what we believe, and why we do what we do.
U.S. News - Best Lawyers 2016 Ranking
Kilpatrick Townsend earned recognition in U.S. News - Best Lawyers® 2016 “Best Law Firms” rankings. The firm garnered national first tier rankings for Antitrust Law, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Corporate Law, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Environmental Law, Insurance Law, Litigation – Antitrust, Litigation – Construction, Litigation – Environmental, Litigation – ERISA, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Native American Law, Patent Law, Technology Law, and Trademark Law (November 2015).
Kilpatrick Townsend Honored for "Global Citizenship – Pro Bono Dispute of the Year" by The American Lawyer
The American Lawyer recognized Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton as an honoree of its "2015 Global Citizenship Award - Global Pro Bono Dispute of the Year" for the firm's role in the Signal International Litigation. The American Lawyer Global Citizenship Awards honor global matters dedicated to the spirit of pro bono and social responsibility. Kilpatrick Townsend was among several law firms recognized for the same honor.
“You've got to do what you love”
Winston-Salem office Counsel Corena Norris-McCluney and Partner Jason Wenker discuss the firm's groundbreaking Stories of Excellence program with nearby Cook Elementary school, and other ways community involvement strengthens their practice.
Listen in as colleagues chat about real life at the firm.
About UsKilpatrick Townsend is a full-service, international law firm with more than 650 attorneys who work with forward-thinking clients in established and emerging industries to solve their most business-critical matters.
Kilpatrick Townsend has offices in 18 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.
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:
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.
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.
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
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.
We're always seeking engineers and patent agents to assist with our variety of prosecution matters.
Compensation and career progression based on experience
Law school tuition program
Patent Bar reimbursement
Patent Agent summer program
Kilpatrick Townsend On Campus
August 4, 2016
July 23, 2016
Southeastern Minority Job Fair
July 26, 2016
Bay Area Diversity Career Fair
July 26, 2016
Southeastern Intellectual Property Job Fair
August 4 - August 5, 2016
Loyola Patent Law Interview Program
August 3, 2016
August 9, 2016
Santa Clara University
August 4 - August 6, 2016
Lavender Law Fair
July 16, 2016
SFIPLA Job Fair
August 8, 2016
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
August 10, 2016
University of Georgia
August 9, 2016
University of Virginia
August 9, 2016
Wake Forest University
August 11, 2016
George Washington University
August 12, 2016
To find out more about out our summer program and entry-level hiring, please contact: EntryRecruiting@ktslaw.com
Lateral attorneys should contact: LateralRecruiting@ktslaw.com
Meet the Recruiting Team:
Wade Hooper, Chief Strategic Growth Officer
Kim Dechiara, Director
Katie Loper, Recruiting Manager
Lori Cates, East Coast Recruiting
Philippa Manley, West Coast Recruiting
With offices around the world, from major capitals to mid-size cities, a career with Kilpatrick Townsend can take you almost anywhere.