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Patent Attorney – EE/CS Background

Kilpatrick’s Electronics & Software Patent Prosecution team seeks a USPTO-registered Attorney with a degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a closely related field. Ideal candidate would have at least 5 years of industry experience in patent prosecution. Applicant must be detail oriented and have strong technical written and verbal skills. Proficiency in technical writing is a plus. Transcripts and writing samples will be requested. This is an exciting opportunity to be exposed to cutting-edge technology in a wide array of technical fields. 

Kilpatrick is a full-service, international law firm with more than 600 attorneys who work with forward-thinking clients in established and emerging industries to solve their most business-critical matters.

Kilpatrick attorneys are fully engaged in the success of the firm’s clients. We deliver results-oriented counsel for corporations at all stages of the growth cycle, from the challenging demands of financial transactions and securities to the disciplines of intellectual property management. A close collaboration between the firm’s practice areas ensures that we are well-positioned to serve all of our clients’ needs.

We serve clients around the world from offices in Arizona, California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, New York, North Carolina, Texas, Washington, China, Japan, and Sweden. We value our client relationships and are committed to learning and furthering the business, as well as legal goals, of each company we work with. 

We strive at every level to develop beneficial relationships built on trust and mutual respect. We partner with the senior executives and internal counsel of our corporate clients, integrating and sharing tasks as appropriate. We take pride in the fact that clients who hire us once, typically hire us again. Our success is measured by the results we achieve on behalf of our clients, and we commit ourselves, without reservation, to the overriding objective of client satisfaction.

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP is committed to equal employment opportunity for all persons, regardless of race, color, religion, sex or gender, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Please do not include your Date of Birth or Social Security Number in your application documents.

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Trademark & Copyright Associate (Litigation) – CA

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Trademark & Copyright Associate (Litigation) – ATL

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Entry / Junior State & Local Tax Associate (Chicago)

Kilpatrick’s Chicago office is seeking an Entry / Junior Associate to join the SALT team. Ideal candidate would have at least 1 year of relevant law firm or accounting firm experience, skills and knowledge related to state and local income, franchise, sales, and use taxes. As a State & Local Tax Associate, you will provide tax consulting, planning, compliance, litigation, and policy services to a diverse range of clients. Excellent written and oral communication skills, strong research and writing skills, and excellent academic credentials are required.

* We are not accepting applications from search firms for this position at this time.

Kilpatrick is a full-service, international law firm with more than 600 attorneys who work with forward-thinking clients in established and emerging industries to solve their most business-critical matters.

Kilpatrick attorneys are fully engaged in the success of the firm’s clients. We deliver results-oriented counsel for corporations at all stages of the growth cycle, from the challenging demands of financial transactions and securities to the disciplines of intellectual property management. A close collaboration between the firm’s practice areas ensures that we are well-positioned to serve all of our clients’ needs.

We serve clients around the world from offices in Arizona, California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Illinois, Georgia, New York, North Carolina, Texas, Washington, China, Japan, and Sweden. We value our client relationships and are committed to learning and furthering the business, as well as legal goals, of each company we work with. 

We strive at every level to develop beneficial relationships built on trust and mutual respect. We partner with the senior executives and internal counsel of our corporate clients, integrating and sharing tasks as appropriate. We take pride in the fact that clients who hire us once, typically hire us again. Our success is measured by the results we achieve on behalf of our clients, and we commit ourselves, without reservation, to the overriding objective of client satisfaction.

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP is committed to equal employment opportunity for all persons, regardless of race, color, religion, sex or gender, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

*Please do not include your Date of Birth or Social Security Number in your application documents.

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Mid Level Trusts & Estates Associate (Chicago / Atlanta)

Kilpatrick’s Chicago office is seeking a Mid Level Trusts and Estates Associate with at least 4 years of direct experience in high-net-worth estate and tax planning to be based in either our Chicago or Atlanta office. The ideal candidate should come from an estate planning practice, tax practice, or another transactional practice. Strong academic credentials and active admission to the IL or GA Bar, and experience in a large or mid-size law firm is preferred.

Key responsibilities in this role include demonstrating excellent drafting, writing, and analytical skills, with a strong focus on precision and attention to detail. The successful candidate will exhibit a high level of organization, along with exceptional verbal and interpersonal skills. The ability to manage multiple projects and work effectively with a diverse range of individuals is essential. 

Kilpatrick is a full-service, international law firm with more than 600 attorneys who work with forward-thinking clients in established and emerging industries to solve their most business-critical matters.

Kilpatrick attorneys are fully engaged in the success of the firm’s clients. We deliver results-oriented counsel for corporations at all stages of the growth cycle, from the challenging demands of financial transactions and securities to the disciplines of intellectual property management. A close collaboration between the firm’s practice areas ensures that we are well-positioned to serve all of our clients’ needs.

We serve clients around the world from offices in Arizona, California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Illinois, Georgia, New York, North Carolina, Texas, Washington, China, Japan, and Sweden. We value our client relationships and are committed to learning and furthering the business, as well as legal goals, of each company we work with. 

We strive at every level to develop beneficial relationships built on trust and mutual respect. We partner with the senior executives and internal counsel of our corporate clients, integrating and sharing tasks as appropriate. We take pride in the fact that clients who hire us once, typically hire us again. Our success is measured by the results we achieve on behalf of our clients, and we commit ourselves, without reservation, to the overriding objective of client satisfaction.

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP is committed to equal employment opportunity for all persons, regardless of race, color, religion, sex or gender, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

*Please do not include your Date of Birth or Social Security Number in your application documents.

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Patent Engineer Summer Position

Kilpatrick’s Patent Prosecution team in our Winston-Salem office seeks a Patent Engineer for a Summer Position. The Summer Position will take place over 7 weeks from May-July. The ideal candidate will have a degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, General Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, or a related field. Applicant must be detail oriented and have strong written and verbal skills. Proficiency in technical writing is a plus. Transcripts and writing samples will be requested. An exciting opportunity to be exposed to cutting-edge technology in a wide array of technical fields. Ideal for an enthusiastic engineer with accomplished writing skills, and an interest in being at the forefront of intellectual property law.

A Patent Engineer is a professional that will help prepare patent applications and responses to Office Actions from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Patent engineers work towards certification as Patent Agents that are licensed to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Starting salaries are competitive with other industries.

* We are not accepting applications from search firms for this position at this time.

Kilpatrick is a full-service, international law firm with more than 600 attorneys who work with forward-thinking clients in established and emerging industries to solve their most business-critical matters.

Kilpatrick attorneys are fully engaged in the success of the firm’s clients. We deliver results-oriented counsel for corporations at all stages of the growth cycle, from the challenging demands of financial transactions and securities to the disciplines of intellectual property management. A close collaboration between the firm’s practice areas ensures that we are well-positioned to serve all of our clients’ needs.

We serve clients around the world from offices in California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Georgia, New York, North Carolina, Texas, Washington, China, Japan, and Sweden. We value our client relationships and are committed to learning and furthering the business, as well as legal goals, of each company we work with.

We strive at every level to develop beneficial relationships built on trust and mutual respect. We partner with the senior executives and internal counsel of our corporate clients, integrating and sharing tasks as appropriate. We take pride in the fact that clients who hire us once, typically hire us again. Our success is measured by the results we achieve on behalf of our clients, and we commit ourselves, without reservation, to the overriding objective of client satisfaction.

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP is committed to equal employment opportunity for all persons, regardless of race, color, religion, sex or gender, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

*Please do not include your Date of Birth or Social Security Number in your application documents.

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Native American Affairs – Junior Associate (AZ)

The Phoenix office of Kilpatrick is seeking to hire a Junior Associate with background or interest in Indian law and litigation. We are looking for an attorney with strong analytic, writing and verbal skills and strong academic credentials. The associate must have good research and ability to work in a team environment. Federal clerkship experience preferred. 

Kilpatrick is a full-service, international law firm with more than 600 attorneys who work with forward-thinking clients in established and emerging industries to solve their most business-critical matters.

Kilpatrick attorneys are fully engaged in the success of the firm's tribal and corporate clients. We deliver results-oriented counsel for Indian tribes on a wide array of issues and for corporations at all stages of the growth cycle, from the challenging demands of financial transactions and securities to the disciplines of intellectual property management. A close collaboration between the firm's practice areas ensures that we are well-positioned to serve all of our clients' needs.

We serve clients around the world from offices in California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Georgia, New York, North Carolina, Texas, Washington, China, Japan, and Sweden. We value our client relationships and are committed to learning and furthering the business, as well as legal goals, of each company and tribe we work with.

We strive at every level to develop beneficial relationships built on trust and mutual respect. We partner with the senior leadership and internal counsel of our corporate and tribal clients, integrating and sharing tasks as appropriate. We take pride in the fact that clients who hire us once typically hire us again. Our success is measured by the results we achieve on behalf of our clients, and we commit ourselves, without reservation, to the overriding objective of client satisfaction.

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP is committed to equal employment opportunity for all persons, regardless of race, color, religion, sex or gender, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

*Please do not include your Date of Birth or Social Security Number in your application documents.

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Associate General Counsel – Conflicts

Kilpatrick is seeking a Counsel to join the office of the General Counsel to reside in any of our offices: Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Raleigh, San Francisco, Seattle, San Diego, Walnut Creek, Washington DC, or Winston-Salem. The ideal candidate will have an active law license in good standing in the state where practicing with at least 5 years of experience practicing in a law firm or in-house legal department and preferably with patent attorney experience.

The Associate General Counsel – Conflicts is responsible for general application of duties that involve advising key stakeholders including senior management and other internal clients on firm issues related to ethics and conflicts analysis and resolution regarding potential new business intake and new and lateral attorney hires as part of the Office of the General Counsel. The Associate General Counsel – Conflicts is responsible for identifying and facilitating the avoidance and resolution of conflicts and ethical issues that may arise through the intake of new clients or new matters or the hiring of new or lateral attorneys. This includes developing related policies and procedures to ensure timely resolution of conflicts and ethical issues through increased awareness of risk management, communicating well verbally and in writing with key stakeholders inside the firm as well as potential candidates and strategic partners outside the firm, and ensuring conflicts analyses and business intake considerations are managed efficiently to meet internal/external timelines. Top candidates will have strong written and verbal communication abilities, research and analysis skills, and in-depth experience in the ethics and conflicts space related to new business intake and new and lateral attorney hiring. 

(Salary range: $290,000 – $325,000)

Kilpatrick is a full-service, international law firm with more than 600 attorneys who work with forward-thinking clients in established and emerging industries to solve their most business-critical matters.

Kilpatrick attorneys are fully engaged in the success of the firm's clients. We deliver results-oriented counsel for corporations at all stages of the growth cycle, from the challenging demands of financial transactions and securities to the disciplines of intellectual property management. A close collaboration between the firm's practice areas ensures that we are well-positioned to serve all of our clients' needs.

We serve clients around the world from offices in California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Georgia, New York, North Carolina, Texas, Washington, China, Japan, and Sweden. We value our client relationships and are committed to learning and furthering the business, as well as legal goals, of each company we work with.

We strive at every level to develop beneficial relationships built on trust and mutual respect. We partner with the senior executives and internal counsel of our corporate clients, integrating and sharing tasks as appropriate. We take pride in the fact that clients who hire us once, typically hire us again. Our success is measured by the results we achieve on behalf of our clients, and we commit ourselves, without reservation, to the overriding objective of client satisfaction.

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP is committed to equal employment opportunity for all persons, regardless of race, color, religion, sex or gender, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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2024 1L Summer Associate

Kilpatrick is seeking 1L students to be considered for our 2024 Summer Program.

 

Kilpatrick Teams hiring 1L summer associates:
  1. Investment Management and Broker Dealer (Winston-Salem only)
  2. Patent Prosecution – Electronics & Software (Atlanta, Denver, Raleigh, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Silicon Valley, or Washington DC)
  3. Patent Prosecution – Chemistry & Life Sciences (Atlanta, Denver, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Walnut Creek, or Winston-Salem)
  4. Trademark & Copyright (Los Angeles only)

Excellent academic record (top 20%) required; Leadership roles in extra-curricular activities preferred.

For Patent Prosecution roles, technical backgrounds in engineering and science (e.g., Electrical Engineering, Physics, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or advanced degrees in Biology, Inorganic and Organic Chemistry) are required.

Please submit the following application materials:
  • Resume
  • Cover letter indicating team and office location preferences.
  • Copy of law school transcript once available.
  • If applying for a patent practice, please include copy of related technical transcript(s).

Kilpatrick is a full-service, international law firm with more than 600 attorneys who work with forward-thinking clients in established and emerging industries to solve their most business-critical matters.

Kilpatrick attorneys are fully engaged in the success of the firm's clients. We deliver results-oriented counsel for corporations at all stages of the growth cycle, from the challenging demands of financial transactions and securities to the disciplines of intellectual property management. A close collaboration between the firm's practice areas ensures that we are well-positioned to serve all of our clients' needs. 

We serve clients around the world from offices in California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Georgia, New York, North Carolina, Texas, Washington, China, Japan, and Sweden. We value our client relationships and are committed to learning and furthering the business, as well as legal goals, of each company we work with.

We strive at every level to develop beneficial relationships built on trust and mutual respect. We partner with the senior executives and internal counsel of our corporate clients, integrating and sharing tasks as appropriate. We take pride in the fact that clients who hire us once, typically hire us again. Our success is measured by the results we achieve on behalf of our clients, and we commit ourselves, without reservation, to the overriding objective of client satisfaction.

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP is committed to equal employment opportunity for all persons, regardless of race, color, religion, sex or gender, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

*Please do not include your Date of Birth or Social Security Number in your application documents.


 

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Real Estate Investment and Development Associate (GA, NC, TX)

Kilpatrick is seeking an associate attorney with at least 3 years of experience in corporate leasing, portfolio management and construction; property acquisition and disposition; real estate financing and investment; real estate joint ventures; and/or development and redevelopment to join the firm’s award-winning real estate investment and development practice  in our Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas, Raleigh or Winston-Salem offices. We are looking for individuals with strong academic credentials, solid experience in sophisticated real estate law, attention to detail and excellent analytical skills, and a strong work ethic and desire to work collegially with and contribute to our national practice. Candidate must be licensed with preference for license in the state of the candidate’s base office.

Kilpatrick is a full-service, international law firm with more than 600 attorneys who work with forward-thinking clients in established and emerging industries to solve their most business-critical matters.

Kilpatrick attorneys are fully engaged in the success of the firm's clients. We deliver results-oriented counsel for corporations at all stages of the growth cycle, from the challenging demands of financial transactions and securities to the disciplines of intellectual property management. A close collaboration between the firm's practice areas ensures that we are well-positioned to serve all of our clients' needs.

We serve clients around the world from offices in California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, New York, North Carolina, Texas, Washington, China, Japan, and Sweden. We value our client relationships and are committed to learning and furthering the business, as well as legal goals, of each company we work with. 

We strive at every level to develop beneficial relationships built on trust and mutual respect. We partner with the senior executives and internal counsel of our corporate clients, integrating and sharing tasks as appropriate. We take pride in the fact that clients who hire us once, typically hire us again. Our success is measured by the results we achieve on behalf of our clients, and we commit ourselves, without reservation, to the overriding objective of client satisfaction.

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP is committed to equal employment opportunity for all persons, regardless of race, color, religion, sex or gender, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

*Please do not include your Date of Birth or Social Security Number in your application documents.