Maureen Sheehy is the Managing Partner for the firm's San Francisco office. She focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation, intellectual property litigation, fintech, and unfair competition and antitrust matters. Ms. Sheehy has extensive experience leading litigation teams in both federal and state courts, as well as before the United States International Trade Commission. Her business litigation experience includes representation of clients in antitrust, business torts, breach of fiduciary duties, officer and director liabilities and related indemnification claims as well as a range of unfair competition matters, whether individual or representative actions. She has also handled a range of intellectual property matters ranging from trade secret theft claims to licensing disputes and patent infringement claims. Whether representing a Fortune 50 company or a privately held company, Ms. Sheehy works with the client to develop a strategy that is built around the client’s business needs and objectives. She currently acts as Co-Chair of our Financial Services Industry team.

Ms. Sheehy was Managing Partner of Kilpatrick Townsend and a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee from 2011-2013. Prior to its merger with Kilpatrick Stockton, Ms. Sheehy served as Managing Partner and Chair of Townsend and Townsend and Crew, making her one of the few women to lead an AmLaw 200 law firm. During her tenure, Ms. Sheehy developed a firm-wide Client Service Initiative, established merit-based compensation for associates and created the department attorney position, a unique and innovative talent model at the firm. She also spearheaded the successful merger of Townsend and Townsend and Crew and Kilpatrick Stockton to form Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Sheehy was a partner at a litigation boutique firm in Emeryville, California. Ms. Sheehy was recognized as a Northern California "Super Lawyer" for Intellectual Property Litigation in 2012 and for Business Litigation in 2017 and the four years immediately preceding by Super Lawyers magazine.

Professional & Community Activities

<P>East Bay Community Law Center, Board of Directors, Member, Secretary</P>


  • University of Chicago, J.D. (1987)
  • Stanford University, B.A., American Studies (1984)
    with distinction and departmental honors

Bar Admissions

  • California


  • California Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California

Who We Are

Two Embarcadero Center, Suite 1900
San Francisco, CA, 94111
t +1 415.273.7571
f +1 415.723.7221

Maureen A. Sheehy

Experience Highlights

Liveops Inc. v. Teleo Inc. et al.
Successfully defended trade secret misappropriation claims on behalf of former company founder and entrepreneur. (N.D. Cal.) more
Ultra Clean Logs v. Enviro-Log Inc.
Represent manufacturing concern in licensing dispute with sub-licensor. (Ben Hill County Superior Court, Georgia) more
Fisherman’s Wharf Bay Cruise Corporation dba Red and White Fleet v. Blue and Gold Fleet, Inc. et al.
Prosecute antitrust and unfair competition claims on behalf of maritime operator against its primary competitor, concluding with a successful more
VISA USA indirect purchaser litigation
Successfully defended proposed class action indirect purchaser cases filed across the country. Credit/Debit Card Tying Cases. (San Francisco more