Maria Beltran is an intellectual property litigation associate in the Los Angeles office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Maria concentrates her practice on patent, copyright, trade secret, trademark, and advertising litigation. Maria has worked on a variety of complex matters involving diverse technologies, including medical devices, radio communications, combustors, and computer software and hardware. Maria has experience with various stages of litigation, including pre-litigation evaluation, fact discovery, expert discovery, motion practice, trial, and appeal. Her experience includes motion drafting, oral argument at hearings, taking depositions, and expert witness preparation, including for expert reports and depositions. Maria is also active in pro bono matters.


Thought Leadership


Sweeping Copyright and Trademark Measures Buried in Consolidated Appropriations Act,” Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal, March 2021

"Mitigating Intellectual Property Risks While Collaborating to Help the World," Corporate Counsel, May 8, 2020


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2019California


  • United States District Court for the Northern District of California


  • English
  • Spanish
  • French


  • University of California, Berkeley, School of LawJ.D.2019

    American Jurisprudence Award in IP in the Music Industry

    Law and Technology Certificate

    Technical Editor, Berkeley Technology Law Journal

    Research Assistant for Professor Peter Menell

  • Northwestern UniversityB.A., Political Science & French Literature2015