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Jim Gilliland is Chair of the firm's Litigation Department. Mr. Gilliland focuses his practice on the representation of high-technology companies in litigation regarding claims based upon patent, copyright and trademark infringement, breach of contract, breach of warranty, fraud, unfair competition and violation of the antitrust laws. He has appeared in federal and state trial and appellate courts around the United States. Mr. Gilliland also serves as a mediator in the Northern District of California’s Alternative Dispute Resolution program. He has handled more than forty mediations either as mediator or counsel for one of the parties. Mr. Gilliland served as Chairman of Townsend and Townsend and Crew from 2001 to 2010.
Mr. Gilliland has been named a Northern California Super Lawyer for Intellectual Property Litigation by Super Lawyers magazine every year since 2006. He has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® in 2015 and each of the eight years immediately preceding. Mr. Gilliland was named "San Francisco Lawyer of the Year" for 2013 in the area of Technology Law by The Best Lawyers in America®. Mr. Gilliland was honored by BTI Consulting Group as one of only 57 litigators nationwide to be selected to its Client Service All-Stars 2012. He received this distinction for delivering the absolute best client service to Fortune 1000 companies. In 2013, BTI Consulting Group again selected Mr. Gilliland its Client Service All-Stars and he received additional recognition as one of only 41 attorneys nationwide to be named a BTI Client Service All-Star MVP.
|Areas of Practice||1) Litigation, 2) Patent Litigation, 3) Copyright and 4) Trademark|
|Law School||The University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (J.D., 1979)|
|Education||University of California, Berkeley (M.A.,1978); Williams College (B.A., 1976)|
|Bar Member / Association||California State Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association|
|Most recent firm||Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP|
Benjamin P. Smith is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Litigation Practice. He is a trial lawyer with a particular focus on high-stakes disputes in the biotechnology, medical device, and internet industries.