Eliana Applebaum is an intellectual property associate in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. She focuses her practice on patent litigation and has represented clients in a range of industries such as pharmaceuticals, technology and medical devices. Eliana’s litigation experience includes all stages of discovery, where her roles have included motion drafting, examination of fact witnesses, and working with expert witnesses among others.

Eliana’s practice is shaped by her extensive hands-on lab based experience, including researching an approach to regenerating human limbs, a way to develop a source of renewable energy from microalgae, nanoparticle technology, and studying the effects of titanium dioxide nanoparticles on HeLa cell membranes to identify potential therapeutic strategies in cervical cancer. Eliana has received several awards in the life sciences field for her lab work and has been a named author on several related publications.

Eliana maintains an active pro bono practice, including advocating for persons seeking asylum in the United States, assisting veterans seeking disability benefits, and helping victims of domestic violence obtain temporary restraining orders. Eliana is also involved in Kirkland’s women leadership efforts, serving on the Firm’s Women Leadership Initiative group.


Thought Leadership


Co-Author, "Dosing regimen patents scrutinized by the Federal Circuit," Westlaw Today, March 2022

Co-Author, “M. The Cytotoxic Effects of Titanium Oxide and Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles on Human Cervical Adenocarcinoma Cell Membranes,” Bulletin of the American Physical Society: APS, 58: 1, March 2013


Recipient, Kirkland Pro Bono Achiever Award, 2021–2022

National Semifinalist, Intel Science Talent Search, 2013

National Semifinalist, Siemens Science Competition: Science, Mathematics & Technology, 2011

2nd Place National Winner, Toshiba ExploraVision Competition, 2009–2010


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2022, New York
  • Registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office


  • University of Pennsylvania Law SchoolJ.D.2021

    Senior Editor, University of Pennsylvania Law Review

    Honor's Designation, First Year Legal Practice Skills Course

    Dean's Scholarship Academic Award

    Teachers Assistant, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2019–2021

  • Yeshiva University, Stern College for WomenB.A., Biology & Judaic Studieswith Honors2017

    The S. Daniel Abraham Honors Program

    The S. Daniel Abraham Honors Academic Scholarship

    Dean's List

    Study Abroad Jerusalem, Israel, 2013–2014

    Senior Honors Research Thesis, Research Assistant, Yeshiva University New York, 2015–2017