Chair and Chief Executive Officer
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP serves clients throughout the U.S., Europe, and Asia, bringing expertise in intellectual property, litigation, and corporate transactional matters. Our integrated connectivity gives us the accessibility required to successfully handle our clients' complex national and international interests, while creating the best solutions worldwide.
Henry Walker serves as the Chair of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP. In this role, he serves as the firm’s chief executive officer overseeing the strategic direction and growth of the firm. Mr. Walker leads the firm’s Executive and Management Committees working closely with them to define and execute the firm’s strategic and operational objectives. Prior to his election to Chair, he served as the firm’s Managing Partner. Mr. Walker continues to serve as lead litigation counsel for clients in selective matters and is a member of the Firm’s Technology Litigation Team. He has spent more than 25 years handling large complex litigation matters for clients, including class actions, technology, telecommunications and privacy cases. Based on his involvement in thousands of cases and previous in-house counsel experience, he has also provided extensive client counseling on the best ways to minimize risks and prevent litigation in business initiatives. Mr. Walker has been lead trial counsel in numerous trials and arbitrations involving multimillion dollar business litigation, including claims for breach of contract, fraud, and tortuous interference. He has served as lead counsel in numerous successful efforts to defeat class certification, including major federal court litigation alleging hundreds of millions of dollars in damages. Mr. Walker has also been lead counsel in significant trade secret and non-compete cases. Mr. Walker rejoined the firm—where he practiced as a partner until 1996—in 2007 after serving as Chief Litigation Counsel to BellSouth Corporation. Mr. Walker’s mixture of in-house experience and outside counsel experience provides him with a unique understanding of the challenges facing clients and in-house counsel. At BellSouth, Mr. Walker managed a team of lawyers and paralegals responsible for a challenging litigation docket while taking frontline responsibility for numerous large litigation matters.