Foley & Lardner LLP is pleased to announce that Kimberly Klinsport has been named managing partner of the firm’s Los Angeles office, effective March 1, 2023. Klinsport also serves as litigation chair for the Los Angeles and San Diego offices and co-chair of the Cybersecurity and Privacy area of focus within Foley’s Innovative Technology Sector.
Klinsport succeeds partner Jeffery Atkin, who has held the position in Los Angeles since 2016. In addition to his active practice, Atkin will continue to serve as a member of Foley’s Management Committee and co-chair of the firm’s Energy Sector.
“Kimberly has consistently established her leadership abilities during her 11 years with the firm, and I am confident her talents will drive continued development and success for our Los Angeles presence,” said Daljit Doogal, Foley chairman and CEO.” “I congratulate Kimberly on her new role and thank Jeff for his valuable contributions to the firm and the Los Angeles office over the past seven years.
As office managing partner, Klinsport will focus on strategically growing the Los Angeles office, expanding Foley’s presence in the local market, and continuing to steward community involvement.
“I’m honored to take on this new leadership role as office managing partner and expand on the strong foundation Jeff built,” said Klinsport. “Our Los Angeles office has a dynamic, thriving culture that I aim to cultivate in service of the firm’s strategic plan, our clients, and our civic involvement in the wider Los Angeles community.”
As the firm’s first West Coast office, Foley’s Los Angeles office counts over 110 lawyers and business professionals offering comprehensive legal services to a broad range of clients in various local, national, and international industries. The Los Angeles office is particularly known for its corporate law, government enforcement and white collar criminal defense, intellectual property, health care, bankruptcy, finance, and energy practices.
Klinsport is an experienced litigator whose practice centers on disputes relating to contract termination and performance across various industries, including food and beverage, health care, insurance, manufacturing, and technology. Klinsport’s practice in these areas mainly focuses on fraud, payment disputes, and the scope of fiduciary duties. She also regularly counsels companies litigating copyright, trademark, and licensing disputes.
Klinsport is an active member of her community and committed to providing pro bono legal services. She currently serves on the board of directors for the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA) and previously served as the executive board member of the LAFLA Associates Advisory Board. Klinsport earned her JD from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles and her BA from the University of Southern California.
Foley & Lardner LLP is a preeminent law firm that stands at the nexus of the energy, health care and life sciences, innovative technology, and manufacturing sectors. We look beyond the law to focus on the constantly evolving demands facing our clients and act as trusted business advisors to deliver creative, practical, and effective solutions. Our 1,100 lawyers across 25 offices worldwide partner on the full range of engagements from corporate counsel to IP work and litigation support, providing our clients with a one-team solution to all their needs. For nearly two centuries, Foley has maintained its commitment to the highest level of innovative legal services and to the stewardship of our people, firm, clients, and the communities we serve.