Dow has joined the firm’s Silicon Valley office as counsel in the chemistry and life sciences team.
He previously worked at Complete Genomics, where he was vice president of IP and legal affairs. He previously held the same role at BGI-Shenzhen.
Jon Michaelson, managing partner of the Silicon Valley office at Kilpatrick Townsend, said: “Alan Dow is an outstanding addition to the firm.”
“He brings nearly 20 years of experience representing clients in the biotechnology industry, with the majority of that time working in-house with leading life sciences companies.”
He added: “Alan Dow’s exceptional background and robust insight gained in-house at Complete Genomics and BGI-Shenzhen will be an outstanding resource for our clients and further propels the firm’s well-respected and deep chemistry and life sciences team.”
Commenting on the move, Dow said: “I am excited to join Kilpatrick Townsend's chemistry and life sciences team.”
“Having worked closely with the team over the years and observing first-hand its outstanding work, I know that I am joining a firm dedicated to providing quality client service and encourages collaboration.”
Dow added: “Kilpatrick Townsend's international reach and strong resources, is a great complement to my practice and I look forward to being a resource to the firm and to our clients."