Kilpatrick is trusted counsel to the world’s most innovative companies. As one of a handful of law firms focused on serving the world’s most groundbreaking companies, we always strive to be at the forefront, from creating a best-in-class client experience; to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion; to proactively addressing challenges and seizing opportunities on the cutting edge of law and technology. With recognized strength in the technology sector and a full range of service offerings, we do things differently from our peers because we put people first. Our highly skilled and intellectually curious team delivers practical, business-centric solutions built upon unusually strong and enduring connections with our clients and collaboration with each other. With a foundation of 160 years of success, we are steadfastly future-focused, driving innovation while cultivating genuine relationships. We’re optimistic about the future and invest in the success of our clients, our people, our firm, and our communities.

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  • Advertising Law
  • Antitrust Law
  • Appellate Practice
  • Arbitration
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice
  • CleanTech Law
  • Commercial Finance Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Transactions / UCC Law
  • Communications Law
  • Construction Law
  • Copyright Law
  • Corporate Governance Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Electronic Discovery and Information Management Law
  • Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Energy Law
  • Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television
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  • Financial Services Regulation Law
  • First Amendment Law
  • Food and Beverage Law
  • Franchise Law
  • Government Contracts
  • Health Care Law
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  • Insurance Law
  • International Arbitration - Commercial
  • International Mergers and Acquisitions
  • IT Outsourcing Law
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Leveraged Buyouts
  • Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
  • Litigation - Antitrust
  • Litigation - Banking and Finance
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Litigation - Construction
  • Litigation - Environmental
  • Litigation - ERISA
  • Litigation - First Amendment
  • Litigation - Insurance
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Litigation - Patent
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Litigation - Securities
  • Litigation and Controversy - Tax
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Media Law
  • Mediation
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Native American Law
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  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Privacy and Data Security Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Securities Regulation
  • Securitization and Structured Finance Law
  • Tax Law
  • Technology Law
  • Trademark Law

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The Virtuous Cycle: Servant Leadership in a Law Firm

by J. Henry Walker IV

Inculcating an ethic of servant leadership in a law firm, no matter how big or small, isn’t just an exercise in feel-good jargon. It’s a tried-and-true precept (with military origins) that can offer enormous benefits to partners, associates and clients alike.

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A Beautiful Mind: Motown Beginnings, Top Dealmaker

by Sara Collin

Motown scion Farah Fakir Cook has achieved her own stardom away from the klieg lights, helping clients navigate ever-changing currents in intellectual property and technology. One crucial topic looms especially large for her in the years ahead: How current law will contend with the rise of artificial intelligence.

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To Serve and To Lead: The Importance of Teamwork in the Law

by J. Henry Walker IV

Effective teamwork is more important than ever in the modern law firm, and it’s the almost oxymoronically named “servant leaders” who make it happen. Here’s a primer.

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Riders on the Storm

by J. Henry Walker IV

Important players within any organization must remember their crucial role in perilous times—and strive to exemplify the principles of “servant leadership.”

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A Decade of Excellence

by Joseph Begonis

Nine firms weigh in on issues that will shape the legal industry in 2020.


Supportive Organizational Leadership

by J. Henry Walker IV

Those at the pinnacle of the profession owe it to their law firms—and themselves—to support talented attorneys in ways that ensure success.


How Patents Will Change Under the "New" Supreme Court

by Jamie L. Graham

Patent law is one more area up for debate with changes coming to the Supreme Court.

Patentable Subject Matter Under Kavanaugh

Bringing Cloud Liability Down to Earth

by Jim Steinberg and Lance McCord

Unlike most traditionally licensed software, cloud solutions also put the customer at risk by transmitting, storing, and processing the customer’s data outside of the customer’s networks.

Cloud Liability

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