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Kilpatrick Townsend Names Partner Larry McFarland Chair of Diversity Council


Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton announced today that Los Angeles Office Managing Partner Larry McFarland has been named Chair of the firm’s Diversity Council. Mr. McFarland, who is Kilpatrick Townsend’s first openly gay Diversity Chair, will continue to serve as the Los Angeles Office Managing Partner. His appointment is effective immediately.

“Larry brings outstanding, thoughtful leadership and a tremendous amount of energy to this critical position,” said Susan Spaeth, Kilpatrick Townsend Managing Partner. “I am proud of the firm’s strong legacy of being a diversity leader. We look forward to working with Larry as we continue to provide an inclusive and innovative environment that creates outstanding client service.”

“I am honored to be named the firm’s Diversity Chair,” said Larry McFarland. “Before joining Kilpatrick Townsend earlier this year, I took a close look at what the firm was doing in the area of diversity and inclusion because it was important not only to me but also to my clients. In Kilpatrick Townsend, I found a firm that has a core commitment to be a difference-maker in building opportunities for lawyers and professional staff regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender or sexual orientation. I hope to build on the solid foundation that so many have worked to create over the years.”

Mr. McFarland focuses his practice on litigation and counseling in all areas of intellectual property law including copyright, trademark, rights of publicity and privacy, and unfair competition. He has litigated cases involving reverse confusion, idea submission, cybersquatting, licensing disputes, commercial disputes, trade libel, business torts, trade secrets, work for hire agreements and product piracy.

Mr. McFarland’s practice includes intellectual property preliminary injunction proceedings, U.S. Customs work, criminal and civil enforcement efforts, as well as all phases of state and federal court civil litigation including ex parte temporary restraining order and seizure order proceedings and appellate practice. He has also counseled numerous clients with respect to the maintenance and protection of their intellectual property assets, including advice regarding trademark registration programs, anti-counterfeiting programs, work for hire agreements, license agreements and e-commerce.

For more information on Mr. McFarland, please click here.

Working Mother Magazine and Flex-Time Lawyers named Kilpatrick Townsend as one of the 2012 Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers “50 Best Law Firms for Women,” awarded for their family-friendly policies and business development initiatives that are retaining women and advancing them into the leadership pipeline.

For more information about Kilpatrick Townsend’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, please visit: http://www.kilpatricktownsend.com/en/About_Us/Diversity.aspx

Follow the firm on Twitter: @KTS_Law.



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