Russell P. Beets

Senior E-Discovery Attorney

Russell Beets is a Senior E-Discovery Attorney with Kilpatrick Townsend’s LitSmart® E-Discovery Team. With close to 15 years of experience in complex litigation, Russ has managed and assisted with hundreds of document reviews. He has experience in every practice area serviced by Kilpatrick Townsend, including copyright, trademark and patent infringement, trade secrets misappropriation, commercial disputes, breach of contract, real estate, landlord tenant, construction, and insurance coverage. In addition, Russ has experience in every major U.S. hotbed of litigation, including the Northern District of California, Southern District of New York, and Eastern District of Texas. Russ provides guidance to case teams on all phases of the EDRM, develops protocols and best practices to assist clients in addressing electronic discovery in an efficient and cost effective manner, and counsels clients on utilizing tools such as predictive coding and analytics to narrow data sets.

In addition to managing document reviews, Russ is a member of numerous trademark teams where his responsibilities include counseling clients in all aspects of U.S. and international trademark registration, including searching trademarks, filing applications and responding to U.S. Patent and Trademark Office actions. He represents and defends clients in the enforcement of their trademarks, up to and including litigation. He also represents and defends clients in cancellation and opposition proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, prepares and negotiates intellectual property license and assignments agreements, and counsels clients in all aspects of UDRP complaints.

Prior to joining the firm, Russ worked as an associate with several other large full service law firms focusing on trademark prosecution, counseling, and litigation matters. Prior to practicing law, he worked in news production at Cable News Network.

Professional & Community Activities

State Bar of Georgia, Member


  • Georgia State University, College of Law, J.D. (2002)
  • University of Georgia, A.B.J., Journalism (1992)

Bar Admissions

  • California (2016)
  • Georgia (2002)


  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • Superior Court of Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals

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