Kilpatrick Townsend rebrands government affairs practice as KTS Strategies

Nelson Freeman, Ches McDowell, and Fritz Vaughan are shown in this file photo. North State Journal

RALEIGH — Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, one of the most prominent law firms in the southeast, which has three offices in North Carolina, announced the launch of KTS Strategies as a new wholly owned subsidiary to assist clients throughout all levels of government, according to a statement obtained by NSJ.

According to the firm, as of Jan. 1, 2022, the firm’s well-known government-relations team will serve clients’ needs as part of KTS Strategies.

“When representing clients before Congress and federal, state, and local agencies, we serve diverse industries on a wide array of subject matters,” Ches McDowell, senior managing director of KTS Strategies, said in the statement. “We develop winning advocacy strategies, connect clients with government decision makers at the highest levels, draft and analyze legislation, counsel clients regarding compliance with laws and regulations, and prepare and accompany witnesses for testimony before government committees and in agency hearings and investigations. The team looks forward to continuing to represent our outstanding clients from our new platform.” 

With more than 600 attorneys and legal professionals across nearly 20 offices, the firm says it is able to provide comprehensive policy and advocacy advice to national and international companies, governments, individuals, nonprofits and coalitions on issues with high-stakes consequences. 

“The KTS Strategies team brings decades of experience representing local municipalities, corporate transportation entities, nonprofit organizations, statewide associations, government vendors and Fortune 500 companies,” added McDowell. “We have won countless victories, defeated many adverse bills and proposals, restored reputations and frequently secured ‘a seat at the table’ for our clients.”  

The KTS Strategies team has been at the forefront of the legislative process in a broad range of roles, both in the state and federal arenas, and have longstanding relationships with key decision makers and influencers throughout the country. 

KTS Strategies will have office space in Charlotte, Raleigh and Winston-Salem, as well as in Atlanta and Washington, D.C.

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