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Kilpatrick Townsend Names Kristopher Reed Managing Partner of Shanghai Office
DENVER/SHANGHAI (September 20) – Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP announced today that it has named Kristopher Reed Managing Partner of the firm’s Shanghai office in the People’s Republic of China. Mr. Reed’s practice focuses on intellectual property litigation and counseling. He has been with the firm since 2005.
Kilpatrick Townsend’s Shanghai office is located in the ZhangJiang High-Tech Park, which includes an area of over 25 square kilometers with 100,000 employees and approximately 2,000 high-tech companies. The firm has a long history of working closely with both China-based companies and American companies with interests in the region to facilitate business development and to build relationships with clients throughout Asia.
“The influence of China and Chinese companies continues to rise—both in Asia and throughout the world,” said Mr. Reed. “Since opening our Shanghai office in 2012, Kilpatrick Townsend has developed deep business relationships in China. I look forward to furthering these key relationships and representing our clients’ interests in this dynamic market.”
Mr. Reed works with clients in such diverse fields as electronics, semiconductor manufacturing and development, software, telecommunications, transportation, entertainment, retail and consumer goods, and financial transactions. He has extensive experience in all aspects of federal district court litigation and International Trade Commission (ITC) investigations and trials.
Mr. Reed has been twice recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® for Patent Litigation. He has been selected six times as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers. Mr. Reed also has been named a top patent practitioner four times by IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners.
Prior to joining the legal profession, Mr. Reed worked as a software engineer for one of the United States’ largest technology companies, developing cutting-edge design automation tools for VLSI microprocessor design. He also worked as a researcher for the National Institute of Science and Technology in Boulder, Colorado, conducting research into next-generation wireless standards and measurement techniques.
“Kilpatrick Townsend has deep roots in Asia and our work in China is very important to the firm’s success,” said Henry Walker, Kilpatrick Townsend’s Chair. “Kris Reed is the perfect partner to take over the leadership of our Shanghai office and continue to build on the great work done there.”
The Kilpatrick Townsend Shanghai office is located at Room 904, Building E, Chamtime Plaza, No. 6, Lane 2889, Jinke Road, Pudong New District, Shanghai 201203.
For more information about Kilpatrick Townsend, please visit: www.kilpatricktownsend.com.
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Kristopher L. Reed