SAN DIEGO, April 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton announced today the addition of Kandace Watson to the firm's San Diego office. Ms. Watson joins Kilpatrick Townsend as Partner and will be a member of the nationally-recognized Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities, and Corporate Team.
"Kandace is a dynamic attorney who is well-established and respected in our legal community," said Ken Jenkins, San Diego Office Managing Partner. "Her experience as a trusted corporate counsel, particularly in the life science and high tech areas, will have an immediate positive impact on our ability to service the evolving needs of our valued clients."
"The addition of Kandace is an ideal fit for the firm, and she will take the lead in shaping the San Diego Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities, and Corporate Team," said Rich Cicchillo, Chair, Kilpatrick Townsend Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities, and Corporate Team (MASC).
Ms. Watson has extensive experience advising companies, corporate boards and executives in numerous industries with emphasis on healthcare and pharmaceutical, internet and media, technology, biomedical, and food and beverage companies.
Ms. Watson also brings expertise in international and domestic transactions, license agreements, manufacturing, supply and distribution agreements, public and private offerings, multi-jurisdictional mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, strategic alliances and commercial transactions, among others. Corporate and management teams seek her legal and strategic advice to structure, negotiate and close complex transactions, comply with SEC regulations, and expand operations globally.
"I am excited to head the San Diego MASC Team's expansion of corporate capabilities to its strong client base," said Kandace Watson. "I was immediately impressed with the firm's recognized strength in both intellectual property and corporate law, which provides a perfect platform to service our clients. Also, with offices in the US, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, Kilpatrick Townsend offers international capabilities."
Ms. Watson earned her J.D. from the University of Texas (Honors) and her B.A. Mathematics from Hampton University (Highest Honors).
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