Kathy R. Mitchell serves as Chief Department Operating Officer (DOO) for Kilpatrick Townsend’s Intellectual Property Department where she is responsible for all strategic and operational aspects for the department, including managing operational effectiveness, revenue growth and profit maximization, overseeing business development efforts and client satisfaction, and monitoring the effectiveness of the department’s hiring, training, and retention of talent.
Kathy started with the firm in 1996 as Director of Finance where she handled finance and operations. In 1999, she transitioned to Director of Operations at a time when virtually all of the firm’s offices where going through major space negotiation issues. She serves on various firm committees and leads and participates in special projects for the Firm Chair, Executive Committee, and Chief Operating Officer.
Prior to joining the firm, Kathy was Vice President and co-owner of a time and billing company managing all aspects of implementation of financial software. She spent eight years in law firm consulting at Sherry & Mitchell where she provided management and marketing services. Her early days were spent as a law firm administrator.