KT’s Priorities

Since the succesful combination between Kilpatrick Stockton and Townsend. Townsend and Crew, Kilpatrick Townsend has been commited to leveraging our noted strength in IP and expertise in technology to strategically build deeper and broarder practices throughout our general practice platform. While we remain open to opportunistic presentations, the below priorities represent where firm leadership is commited to making strategic investments for profiles who harness synergies at the intersection of bussiness, law and technology.

PRIORITY: Technology Transactions

Practice Scope*

  • Licensing
  • Joint Ventures
  • Due Diligence
  • Outsourcing/Insourcing

Goals

  • Develop further depth across geographic markets in practice areas where many existing clients need outside legal counsel
  • Develop higher rate work as this area is perceived as specialized and of high value
  • Increase likelihood of doing work for clients across multiple practices because tech trans services often have other needs

Model Profile

  • Middle market companies
  • Targeted tech companies where we have current relationships
  • Ideal opportunity for integration with IP and TPC

Geographies

  • National with emphasis on GA, TX, NC, & NY

PRIORITY: Privacy & Cybersecurity

Practice Scope*

  • Transactional & Consulting
  • Breach response
  • Litigation – Consumer Class Action
  • Compliance

Goals

  • Engage with clients on their most critical legal needs to develop trusted advisor status
  • Develop more full service offering including litigation services, which would drive increased leverage given complexity of litigation in this area

Model Profile

  • Industry agnostic – every company will have the need for Privacy and Cybersecurity support and compliance
  • Leverage current client base

Geographies

  • National with emphasis on CA
  • Talent availability

PRIORITY: Mergers & Acquisitions

Practice Scope*

  • Buy and sell side
  • Cross border
  • Capital raises and funding

Goals

  • Increase breadth and depth to capture more transactional work during strong economic cycles
  • Develop higher rate work as this area is perceived by clients as being of very high value
  • Develop work for support practices that can leverage higher rates when those lawyers are supporting M&A transactions

Model Profile

  • Middle market – clients or deal size
  • Common clients
  • Industry focus – tech and life sciences

Geographies

  • GA
  • NC
  • TX

PRIORITY: Private Equity

Practice Scope*

  • Fund representation
  • Portfolio company reputation

Goals

  • Develop higher rate work as this area is perceived as specialized and of high value
  • Increase likelihood of doing work for clients across multiple practices because private equity firms often drive counsel decisions for their portfolio companies

Model Profile

  • Middle market
  • Technology but open to all industries

Geographies

  • National
  • GA
  • NC
  • TX

PRIORITY: Technology Litigation

Practice Scope*

  • Trade secrets unfair competition
  • Unfair trade practices

Goals

  • Develop strong market recognition in additional litigation areas that are adjacent to our strong IP litigation practices
  • Talent pool may have some overlap with patent litigation allowing us to have greater depth in multiple practice areas and more opportunities for lawyers to grow their practice in different areas
  • Become better recognized for expertise in litigating complex cases, which would drive increased leverage

Model Profile

  • Technology companies
  • Referrals from litigation funders

Geographies

  • National with emphasis on CA, TX, GA, & NC

PRIORITY: High Value IP

Practice Scope*

  • IP transactional services – due diligence, asset review, etc.
  • Medical Device M&A/Diligence
  • On-Line enforcement
  • Advertising
  • Patent Litigation

Goals

  • Transactional practices – recruit practices that sustain higher rates for these types of services
  • Litigation practices – become known for handling large disputes that support higher rates and more leverage

Model Profile

  • Tech and middle market companies
  • Companies with small in-house legal departments
  • Select large, publicly-traded corporations:
    • High value patent litigation / patent disputes / ITC
    • Commercial litigation involving IP issues

Geographies

  • National

PRIORITY: Regulatory & Antitrust

Practice Scope*

  • Perform an assessment of regulatory needs based on current clients and strategic priorities
  • Antitrust
  • State AG practice

Goals

  • Be positioned to service client needs as regulatory activity by the government increases
  • Increase depth in antitrust to capture high value/high rate litigation and also support of M&A practice when antitrust issues arise

Model Profile

  • Tech regulated clients
  • Antitrust litigation and M&A support practices
  • Other

Geographies

  • DC and GA

 

* Practice scope is a sample and not necessarily comprehensive.