Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton is an international law firm headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. The firm has nineteen offices, including U.S. offices in Georgia, California, Colorado, North Carolina, New York, Texas, Washington State, and the District of Columbia, and international offices in Japan, Shanghai, and Sweden. The firm is particularly well known for its intellectual property practice, and has represented major clients in cutting-edge IP cases. For example, the firm has represented Google in litigation related to its Google Print product, and represented Sony in its suit against 21-year-old hacker George Hotz for jailbreaking the PS3.
On January 1, 2011, Kilpatrick Stockton and Townsend Townsend and Crew (founded in 1860) merged to form Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP.
In 2011, the firm assisted Sony in its lawsuit against George Hotz and some people associated with the group fail0verflow, for "jailbreaking" the PlayStation 3. This included the attempted subpoena of Hotz's webhost to gather information about visitors to the site, as well as attempted subpoenas of YouTube, Twitter, Blogger and PayPal.
Beck also defended the musical group OutKast in 1999, when OutKast was sued by Rosa Parks over one of the group's most successful radio singles, which bore Parks' name as its title.
In 2006, Beck was honored as one of 'The Best Lawyers in America' in the fields of Alternative Dispute Resolution, Entertainment Law, and Intellectual Property Law.
William H. Brewster was named one of 'The Best Lawyers in America 2006' in the field of Intellectual Property Law.
Adam Charnes served as the Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Policy at the United States Department of Justice. He also served as a law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy and to Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
Keith Harper is one of the United States' leading Native American attorneys. In 2008, the National Law Journal selected Keith as one of 50 "Most Influential Minority Lawyers in America."
Harper has been involved in the Cobell v. Kempthorne case since its inception. He first represented the plaintiffs while working at the Native American Rights Fund, before he joined Kilpatrick Stockton.
Harper is a member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, and serves as an appellate judge on the highest court of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation.
Susan M. Spaeth serves as the Managing Partner of the firm.
J. Henry Walker IV serves as the firm Chairman.