Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton announced today that it has named a new managing partner for the firm's D.C. office. Danny Marti, the firm noted, is the first Hispanic to lead a Kilpatrick Townsend office.
"On a personal level, it is really a humbling and emotional time for both me and my family," said Marti, a partner in the firm's intellectual property department whose parents emigrated from Chile and Spain.
Marti, chair of Kilpatrick Townsend's diversity council, said the firm has historically been in the forefront of law firm diversity efforts. He cited the prominent role women have played, including Diane Prucino, the first firmwide female managing partner, who stepped down last June from that position after more than five years.
Marti, who has been with the Atlanta-based firm for more than 12 years, said the Washington office is a full service branch with strong practices that include antitrust, intellectual property, trademarks and patents, Native American affairs, and litigation.
"We are looking for strategic growth opportunities in relationship to our clients' needs," Marti said, "and we will be announcing new and prominent additions to our office in the next few weeks."
Marti concentrates his practice on the protection, management and enforcement of intellectual property assets in the United States and abroad. He advises clients in connection with domestic and international trademark portfolio management, licensing, and other intellectual property-based transactions. He also serves as co-chair of the firm’s intellectual asset acquisitions & transactions team.
"Danny is the perfect choice for leading one of our firm's largest offices," said Paul Aguggia, Kilpatrick Townsend's chair, in a statement. "I have worked with him for nearly five years and have seen firsthand his outstanding leadership skills in every project he touches – whether for a client or as [c]hair of the firm's Diversity Council."