Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

1100 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309-4528, United States
Phone: 404.815.6500
Fax: 404.815.6555
Areas of Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Construction Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Real Estate
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Transportation
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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Other U.S. Locations
  • California
  • Colorado
  • D.C.
  • Georgia
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Texas
  • Washington
Other Countries
  • China
  • Japan
  • Sweden
Number of Attorneys
400+ Attorneys

Impact of the Amendments to FRE 902 on E-Discovery Professionals

Amendments to Federal Rule of Evidence 902 went into effect on December 1, 2017. FRE 902 governs evidence that is “self-authenticating,” meaning evidence that does not require any extrinsic evidence of authenticity in order to…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Electronic Discovery

Cryptocurrencies and ICOs: Key Market, Legal, and Regulatory Developments

Texas Judge Issues Preliminary Injunction Against Dubai-Based Officer of Allegedly Fraudulent Cryptocurrency Offering - Earlier this year, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas entered an ex…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Low Vote Share Debate Heats Up

The debate over the propriety of offering low or no-vote shares in IPOs has been at a slow boil for years. But since no-vote shares were first offered to the public in March 2017, things have heated up. What had been primarily…more
 /  Business Organizations, Securities Law

What the Senate’s Passage of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act Could Mean for Fintech

On March 14, 2018, the United States Senate passed the most significant piece of regulatory reform legislation for community financial institutions in nearly a decade. The Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking

Potential Gaps in Indemnity Coverage

Indemnity agreements are standard in most construction contracts. These provisions generally require contractors to indemnify others for personal injury claims made by the contractor’s employees against other parties on the…more
 /  Construction Law, Insurance

ERISA class actions: Ninth Circuit rules that a third-party administrator is NOT an ERISA fiduciary with respect to the terms of its own compensation

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”) imposes fiduciary duties on certain parties that deal with retirement and health care plans. In a recent class action, Santomenno v. Transamerica Life Ins. Co., 883…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

IRS Issues Reminder on Required Minimum Distributions Due April 1

Sunday, April 1, 2018, is the deadline for tax-qualified retirement plan participants who had reached at least age 70 ½ and retired in 2017 to commence receiving required minimum distributions (RMDs) of their plan benefits. This…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

Fiduciary Rule Status in Doubt Following Conflicting Courts of Appeals Decisions

The status of the Department of Labor’s (DOL) final regulation expanding the scope of fiduciary status due to “render[ing] investment advice for a fee” and its accompanying prohibited transaction exemptions (the “Fiduciary…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

SEC Releases Interpretative Guidance on Cybersecurity Disclosures

On February 13, 2018, SEC Commissioner Kara Stein discussed the significance of cybersecurity in a speech at Stanford University. Stein argued in her speech that cybersecurity is one of the biggest challenges facing our economy…more
 /  Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

Certificate of Merit – 2017 in Review: Part I: Dismissal With or Without Prejudice?

Section 150.002 of the Civil Practices and Remedies Code, entitled “Certificate of Merit,” requires a plaintiff to file an expert affidavit in a lawsuit or arbitration “for damages arising out of the provision of professional…more
 /  Civil Procedure

California Supreme Court Rules on Non-Exempt Employee Bonuses

California non-exempt employees may have a new “regular rate of pay” following a recent California Supreme Court decision. A non-exempt employee’s “regular rate of pay” is important because it is the basis for determining the…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

Changes to 162(m) Made by Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

The final Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Act”) signed into law December 22, 2017, and effective January 1, 2018, contained three significant changes to Internal Revenue Code section 162(m) in connection with reducing the corporate…more
 /  Business Organizations, Taxation

IRS Provides Transition Relief for Certain HDHP Preventive Care Issues

Questions have arisen recently as to various state mandated preventive care requirements and whether such requirements violate the HDHP preventive care rules. As background, to be eligible to contribute to an HSA, an individual…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

IRS Advises Its Auditors on 403(b) Plan Missing Participant Search Procedures

In a recent memorandum to employee plan auditors, the IRS prescribes missing participant search procedures for 403(b) plans (the “Memo”). Locating missing participants (and beneficiaries) often arises as an issue for 403(b)…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

CFPB Finalizes Further Changes to Mortgage Servicing Rules

On March 8, 2018, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or Bureau) finalized certain changes to its mortgage servicing rules. The Bureau issued a final rule1 to provide mortgage servicers with more flexibility and…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential
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