Side by Side

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.


  • 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.

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Listen in as colleagues chat about real life at the firm.

About Us

Kilpatrick 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.

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

  • 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

    Emory University

  • 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

    Howard University



Meet the Recruiting Team:

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Wade Hooper, Chief Strategic Growth Officer

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Kim Dechiara, Director

 Katie Loper   

Katie Loper, Recruiting Manager

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Lori Cates, East Coast Recruiting

 Philippa Manley

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.