ATLANTA (June 15)— Kilpatrick Townsend announced today that it has been once again received high rankings by the prestigious 2011 Legal 500 US. The firm was recommended in nine practice areas and had 27 attorneys recommended in their respective legal specialty as well as two attorneys recognized as “Leading Lawyers.”

Legal 500 researchers and editors examine all of the significant firms in each country and make recommendations of the top firms and features select attorneys in each legal specialty including those honored as an elite “Leading Lawyer.”

Kilpatrick Townsend was recommended in the following nine practice area/s:

- Finance - Corporate restructuring
- Industry focus - Insurance: advice to policyholders
- Intellectual property - Copyright
- Intellectual property - Patent prosecution: utility and design patents
- Intellectual property - Trademarks: litigation
- Intellectual property - Trademarks: non-contentious (full coverage)
- Media, technology and telecoms - Technology: outsourcing
- Mergers, acquisitions and buyouts - M&A: middle-market (sub-$500m)
- Real estate and construction - Construction (including construction litigation)

Kilpatrick Townsend attorneys recommended and recognized as “Leading Lawyers” (as noted with an asterisk) include:

Corporate Restructuring

o Todd Meyers
o Jonathan Polonsky

Insurance: Advice to Policyholders

o Barry Fleishman
o Jeffrey Lenser
o Julie Lierly
o Helen Michael

Intellectual Property:

• Copyright

o Joseph Beck
o Lisa Pearson
o Joseph Petersen
o James Trigg

• Patent Prosecution: Utility and Design Patents

o Mark Barrish
o James Ewing
o John Pratt *

• Trademarks: Non-Contentious

o William Brewster
o Stephen Feingold
o Jason Vogel

• Trademarks: Litigation

o William Brewster*
o Charlie Henn
o Lisa Pearson
o Jerre Swann

Media, Technology and Telecoms – Technology: Outsourcing

o Wayne Elowe
o James Steinberg

Mergers & Acquisitions and Buyouts: M&A: Middle-Market (Sub-$500m)

o Ben Barkley
o Richard Cicchillo
o Greg Cinnamon

Real Estate and Construction (including Construction Litigation)

o Brian Corgan
o Randy Hafer
o Neal Sweeney

To review the complete Legal 500 results for Kilpatrick Townsend, please click here.

About Legal 500

The Legal 500 Series, now in its 25th year, is widely acknowledged as the world’s largest legal referral guide. This year, more than 180,000 in-house counsel and lawyers have been surveyed and interviewed globally. The Legal 500 is an independent guide, and firms and individuals are recommended purely on merit. For more information, please visit:

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:



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