ATLANTA (June 13) – Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton announced today that the firm earned the highest recognition in the 2011 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business. In total, Kilpatrick Townsend earned 67 spots on the prestigious list.

A record fifteen Kilpatrick Townsend attorneys are listed as #1 in their respective practice areas: Miles Alexander, Joseph M. Beck, Jim Ewing, Darin J. Gibby, John Pratt, and Jerre Swann, Intellectual Property; Alfred Lurey, Bankruptcy/Restructuring; Brian Corgan, William Dorris, Randall F. Hafer, and Neal Sweeney, Construction; Steven J. Levitas, Environment; Rupert M. Barkoff, Franchising; James Coil, Labor & Employment; and Charles Hodges, Tax.

Attorneys ranked nationally in their practice areas: Rupert M. Barkoff, Franchising; Keith Harper, Native American Law; R. Charles Henn Jr., Sports Law; and James Paine and James Steinberg, Outsourcing.

Practice areas ranked nationally: Construction, Franchising, Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets, Native American Law, and Outsourcing.

Kilpatrick Townsend achieved a number one ranking for Intellectual Property (Georgia); Intellectual Property (Colorado); and Construction (Georgia). Also, Kilpatrick Townsend led all Georgia firms with the “Most Ranked Individual Attorneys for Intellectual Property.” The firm also tied for the “Most Ranked Individual Attorneys for Environment” in North Carolina.

Kilpatrick Townsend practice areas recognized:

Antitrust
Banking & Finance
Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Construction
Corporate/M&A
Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
Environment
Franchising
Healthcare
Intellectual Property
Intellectual Property: Patent Prosection
Intellectual Property: Trademark & Copyright
Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets
Labor & Employment
Litigation: General Commercial
Native American Law
Outsourcing
Real Estate
Tax

The following Kilpatrick Townsend attorneys were named to this year’s Chambers USA:

Antitrust
George L. Little Jr. (S)
Eugene Crew

Banking & Finance: Mainly Regulatory
Richard R. Cheatham (S)

Bankruptcy / Restructuring
Alfred Lurey (1)
Dennis Meir
Todd Meyers
Paul M. Rosenblatt
Mark D. Taylor

Construction
Brian Corgan (1)
William Dorris (1)
Randall F. Hafer (1)
Neal Sweeney (1)

Corporate/ M&A
W. Benjamin Barkley
W. Stanley Blackburn
Richard Cicchillo Jr.
David Stockton

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
Mark D. Wincek

Environment
Stephen R. Berlin
Steven J. Levitas (1)
Alan McConnell
Susan Richardson
Gary R. Sheehan, Jr.

Franchising
Rupert M. Barkoff (1)

Healthcare
Daniel J. Mohan
Phillip Street

Intellectual Property
Miles Alexander (1)
Joseph M. Beck (1)
William Boice
William H. Brewster
Jim Ewing (1)
Darin J. Gibby (1)
R. Charles Henn Jr.
Steve Jewett
Wab P. Kadaba
Marc Lieberstein
David Mayberry
Steven D. Moore
John Pratt (1)
David E. Sipiora
Mitchell G. Stockwell
Jerre Swann (1)

Labor & Employment
Randall D. Avram
William Boice
Richard Boisseau (S)
Thomas H. Christopher
James Coil (1)
Susan W. Pangborn
Diane L. Prucino

Litigation: General Commercial
James F. Bogan III
William Boice
Susan Cahoon
Adam H. Charnes
A. Stephens Clay (S)
George L. Murphy Jr.
Hayden J. Silver
Daniel Taylor
David M. Zacks

Native American Law
Keith Harper

Outsourcing
James Paine
James Steinberg

Real Estate
Jeffrey A. Benson
Candace L. Fowler
Andrew Kauss
Gary Joyner

Sports Law
R. Charles Henn Jr.

Tax
Lynn E. Fowler
Charles Hodges (1)

-- (S) Senior Statesman
-- (1) denotes a first place rank

Rankings assessed key qualities in the legal field, including technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness/astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities most valued by the client.

About Chambers and Partners

Chambers and Partners Publishing, based in London, produces the annual Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business. For the current US directory, thousands of interviews were conducted covering the entire country and were carried out by a team of over 50 full-time researchers over a period of six months. For more information, please visit http://www.chambersandpartners.com/usa/rankings36.aspx?fid=3520&solbar=1.

About Kilpatrick Townsend

Kilpatrick Townsend has nearly 650 attorneys in 18 offices extending into the four corners of the continental United States; Asia; and Europe, including: Atlanta, GA; Augusta, GA; Charlotte, NC; Denver, CO; New York, NY; Oakland, CA; Palo Alto, CA; Raleigh, NC; San Diego, CA; San Francisco, CA; Seattle, WA; Walnut Creek, CA; Washington, DC; Winston-Salem, NC; Dubai; Stockholm; Taipei, and Tokyo. For more information, please visit: www.kilpatricktownsend.com.

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