NEW YORK (June 25) – Kilpatrick Stockton announced today the addition of attorneys Seth Borden and Amy Van Eepoel to the firm’s expanding New York office. Mr. Borden will be joining the firm’s Labor and Employment Team as Counsel, and Ms. Van Eepoel will be joining the firm’s Intellectual Property Department as an Associate.
“Seth and Amy bring extensive experience and knowledge to our office’s already strong, dynamic team,” said Georges Nahitchevansky, Managing Partner of Kilpatrick Stockton’s New York office. “They will be tremendous assets as we continue to grow our firm’s presence in New York. The entire firm looks forward to working with them.”
Mr. Borden has over a decade of experience representing employers exclusively in all facets of traditional labor law, labor relations, employment law and general personnel administration. He has advised employers in response to dozens of union organizing efforts with considerable success; represented employers in connection with investigations and litigation before the National Labor Relations Board and other government agencies; and served as lead counsel in numerous arbitrations involving issues of discipline, termination, contract interpretation, discrimination and harassment, in the express freight delivery, retail, food services, healthcare and movie exhibition industries.
Mr. Borden has been active on behalf of the business community during the debate over the Employee Free Choice Act. He has written extensively on the proposed legislation, spoken before numerous trade groups and chambers of commerce, and met with government officials to discuss management perspectives. He has also been quoted and published in many high-profile news and trade publications and Web sites. As the author of two web blogs, Mr. Borden will be instrumental in maintaining the firm’s well-received Workplace Horizons Blog (www.workplacehorizons.com), which was created by Richard Hankins, Kilpatrick Stockton’s Labor & Employment Team Leader.
Mr. Borden received his undergraduate degree from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts and his law degree from Brooklyn Law School in New York. He currently serves as Co-Chair of the NY Chapter of the Brandeis University Alumni Association Lawyers Network and on the Advisory Board of the HR Alliance Meet-Up group.
Ms. Van Eepoel will focus her practice on trademark and copyright matters. She has experience representing brand leaders in the luxury goods, fashion, cosmetics, toy, sports, entertainment, food and beverage, electronics and optical industries, as well as a well-known artist Foundation for the Visual Arts.
Ms. Van Eepoel has worked with clients to select, secure, protect and enforce their intellectual property and will assist clients with developing and implementing effective worldwide brand management strategies for establishing and enforcing their intellectual property rights. Ms. Van Eepoel has extensive experience in anticounterfeiting and antipiracy matters and will work with clients, both domestically and internationally, to address the infringement and counterfeiting of their trademarks and copyrights. She is very active in the International Trademark Association and the International Anticounterfeiting Coalition, and she has attended task force meetings, brand protection summits and legislative hearings to address counterfeiting.
Ms. Van Eepoel also has experience with a variety of industry-specific agreements, as well as prior experience litigating intellectual property cases throughout the federal courts of the United States. She received her undergraduate degree from Boston College, magna cum laude, and her law degree from George Washington University Law School.
About Kilpatrick Stockton
Kilpatrick Stockton LLP is a full-service international law firm with more than 500 attorneys in nine offices across the globe: Atlanta and Augusta, GA.; Charlotte, Raleigh and Winston-Salem, NC.; New York, NY; Washington, D.C.; London, England; and Stockholm, Sweden. Kilpatrick Stockton’s delivery of innovative business solutions provides results-oriented counsel for corporations, from the challenging demands of financial transactions and securities to the disciplines of intellectual property management. Collaboration among Kilpatrick Stockton’s corporate, litigation and intellectual property attorneys provides knowledgeable and proactive guidance for companies at every stage of the business life cycle. For more information, please visit www.kilpatrickstockton.com.