Kirkland & Ellis is a global law firm with approximately 3,000 attorneys representing clients in intellectual property, private equity, M&A and other complex corporate transactions, litigation and dispute resolution/arbitration, and restructuring matters. The firm has offices in 18 locations around the world: Austin, Bay Area, Beijing, Boston, Brussels, Chicago, Dallas, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Munich, New York, Paris, Salt Lake City, Shanghai and Washington, D.C.
Kirkland’s global IP litigation practice comprises more than 200 attorneys dedicated to helping our clients protect, enforce, defend and commercialise their IP. Bringing together the exceptional client service, full service capabilities and worldwide reach of a leading global firm, with the dedicated specialist expertise and deep industry sector experience of an IP boutique, Kirkland’s IP litigators regularly act as trusted counsel and advisors in relation to our clients’ most complex and strategic IP challenges.
With practices in the US and London, Kirkland is unique in being able to offer clients a true one-stop-shop for fully integrated, world-class IP litigation that spans both sides of the Atlantic and is able to provide global strategic co-ordination and solutions that are aligned to clients’ multi-jurisdictional commercial priorities.
In less than four years, Kirkland’s UK-based European IP Litigation group has established itself as a major force in UK and European IP litigation, where it is regularly involved in some of the most important mandates in the market across a wide range of industries and technical areas, dealing with cutting edge legal issues including before the UK Supreme Court. This is demonstrated by the fact that the team represented clients in eight major trials in the English Courts in 2021. The pipeline in terms of trial work remains extremely strong – with eight major trials scheduled or already heard in 2022, and a further five trials already scheduled (and at least a further four expected to be scheduled) in 2023.
The team is highly racially, ethnically, and gender diverse, and prides itself on being not only a role model for Kirkland’s commitment to first-rate client service but to diversity and inclusion as well. This diversity of backgrounds, cultures and thought, allied with the team’s wide range of technical qualifications and depth of experience drives the team’s signature creativity and fearless approach to representing the interests of its clients.
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