Insights: News Kilpatrick Townsend's Brenda Holmes Named 2019 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow

ATLANTA (February 6) – Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton announced today that Brenda Holmes, a partner in the firm’s Atlanta office, was selected as a member of the 2019 Class of Fellows to participate in the landmark program created by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) to identify, train, and advance the next generation of leaders in the legal profession. Ms. Holmes will be the eighth fellow from the firm since the program’s inception. 

Launched in 2011, LCLD's landmark Fellows Program identifies high-potential attorneys from diverse backgrounds and sets them on the path to leadership of their organizations. During her Fellow year, Ms. Holmes will participate in a learning program that includes in-person conferences, training in the fine points of legal practice, peer-group projects to foster collaboration and build relationships, and extensive contact with LCLD’s top leadership, including the managing partners and general counsel who host the Fellows for learning experiences and leadership lunches. 

The goal of the program is to produce a generation of attorneys with strong leadership and relationship skills who are committed to fostering diversity within their individual institutions and the profession at large. Each class of Fellows also serves as mentors to those who follow.

“This is an outstanding opportunity for Brenda and an honor for our firm,” said Yendelela Holston, Kilpatrick Townsend Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer. “We have a long-standing commitment to diversity and leadership development, and we are proud that Brenda will represent us in this distinguished group of attorneys.”

Ms. Holmes is the Co-Leader of Kilpatrick Townsend’s Electronics and Software Practice Group. She focuses her practice on helping clients in identifying and patenting key innovations, developing domestic and international patent strategies, and building and managing their portfolios.  Ms. Holmes advises clients on potential patent infringement issues, prepares invalidity and non-infringement opinions, and represents companies in post-grant patent proceedings. 

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