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You’re not looking for “just a job.” You’re looking for a career – a place to make a tangible impact. At Kilpatrick Townsend, we use our knowledge, talents and passion to push progress, not paper.

Our Summer Associate Program provides students the opportunity to do substantive work in a variety of practice areas. You’ll rotate among teams to acquire new skills and gain invaluable legal experience. Summer associates also participate in three progress evaluations to review attorney feedback on their work product.

To help coach and guide you along the way, each office has a Summer Committee member who will serve as your mentor for the course of the program.

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2020 2L Summer Associates

Kilpatrick Townsend is seeking 2020 2L students (expected 2021 graduation) with an interest in corporate transactions, trademark/copyright litigation & counseling, litigation, patent litigation or patent prosecution. Our Teams Hiring 2020 2L Candidates Corporate Trademark & Copyright Patent Prosecution – Electronics & Software; Chemistry &...

Kilpatrick Townsend is seeking 2020 2L students (expected 2021 graduation) with an interest in corporate transactions, trademark/copyright litigation & counseling, litigation, patent litigation or patent prosecution.

Our Teams Hiring 2020 2L Candidates

  • Corporate
  • Trademark & Copyright
  • Patent Prosecution – Electronics & Software; Chemistry & Life Sciences; Mechanical & Medical Devices
  • Patent Litigation 
  • Litigation

Office Base Locations for Kilpatrick Townsend 2020 2L Positions

  • Atlanta, GA (Corporate; Litigation; Trademark & Copyright; Patent Litigation; Patent Prosecution)
  • Denver, CO (Patent Prosecution)
  • Los Angeles, CA (Trademark & Copyright only)
  • New York, NY (Trademark & Copyright only)
  • Raleigh, NC (Patent Prosecution)
  • San Francisco, CA (Trademark & Copyright; Patent Litigation; Patent Prosecution)
  • Seattle, WA (Trademark & Copyright; Patent Litigation; Patent Prosecution)
  • Silicon Valley (Menlo Park), CA (Trademark & Copyright; Patent Litigation; Patent Prosecution)
  • Walnut Creek, CA (Patent Litigation; Patent Prosecution)
  • Washington, DC (Trademark & Copyright; Patent Litigation; Patent Prosecution – Electronics & Software)
  • Winston-Salem, NC (Corporate; Litigation; Patent Prosecution;)

For Trademark & Copyright, Litigation and Corporate positions, we are seeking students with:

  • Excellent academic record (top 20%) required;
  • Law Review/Law Journal or Moot Court/Mock Trial preferred;
  • Leadership roles in extra-curricular activities.

For Patent Litigation and Patent Prosecution positions, we are seeking students with:

  • Excellent academic record (top 20%) required;
  • Law Review/Law Journal or leadership roles in extra-curricular activities;
  • Technical backgrounds in engineering and science (e.g., Electrical Engineering, Physics, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and/or advanced degrees in Biology, Inorganic and Organic Chemistry).

Please include the following required materials in your application:

  • Cover Letter (Please indicate Team(s) and Office(s) preferences in your cover letter)
  • Resume
  • Writing Sample
  • Law School Transcript (Official or Unofficial)
  • If applying for a patent practice, please include copy of related technical undergraduate and/or graduate transcript(s)

Kilpatrick Townsend 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 Townsend 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.

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