Insights: News Releases Kilpatrick Townsend’s Audra Dial Recognized Among Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Women Who Mean Business

ATLANTA (October 27) -- Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton announced today that the Atlanta Business Chronicle recognized Atlanta Office Managing Partner Audra Dial as one of their honorees for the 2015 Women Who Mean Business Award. Ms. Dial was one of only 21 women to receive the recognition.

The Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Women Who Mean Business Awards honor women each year who have made a difference in their communities, blazed a trail for others, and have left a mark on businesses in Atlanta. This year, readers nominated over 340 women for the prestigious award. A judging panel including representatives of the Women’s Leadership Forum Advisory Board narrowed the field to 21 winners, who include public servants, entrepreneurs, physicians, attorneys, and educators all leading in their professional lives and in their communities.

Ms. Dial was recognized for not only leading Kilpatrick Townsend’s largest office, but also for her commitment to the community. She embraces a “servant leader” philosophy in which she values diverse opinions, encourages collaboration, and helps develop others.

Ms. Dial is an experienced litigator practicing in the firm’s nationally recognized Patent Litigation Team in addition to handling complex commercial litigation involving technology. She focuses her practice on complex federal court litigation involving trade secrets, patent disputes, restrictive employment covenants, and complex business disputes involving intellectual property. Ms. Dial has obtained favorable verdicts in many high-profile intellectual property disputes, including on behalf of several Fortune 500 companies. She has represented companies whose intellectual property was misused both domestically and abroad.

Ms. Dial is past President of the Junior League of Atlanta. She currently serves as a member of the Savannah College of Art and Design's Atlanta Advisory Council and the Corporate Leadership Council for Fernbank Museum. She is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Special Olympics of Georgia, Atlanta Speech School, Atlanta Children's Shelter and Trees Atlanta.

Ms. Dial is a past chair of the firm’s Women’s Initiative and serves as a member on the firm’s Hiring Committee. She is a frequent speaker on women’s leadership, patent litigation, protecting trade secrets against misuse, including through social media and corporate espionage, electronic discovery, and diversity issues.

Follow Ms. Dial on Twitter: @audradial.

For more information about Kilpatrick Townsend, please visit: www.kilpatricktownsend.com.

Follow the firm on Twitter: @KTS_Law.

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