Ali-Reza Boloori is a partner in Kirkland's Intellectual Property Group, focusing on patent infringement litigation and trials. Ali has experience in all phases of patent litigation, including initiating complaints, briefing pre- and post-trial motions, managing discovery teams, working with expert witnesses, deposing and defending witnesses, preparing key fact and expert witnesses for trial, and assisting in direct and cross examinations at trial. He also has experience managing patent litigation in foreign jurisdictions and coordinating with foreign counsel. In addition, Ali has significant experience advising clients with respect to offensive and defensive patent portfolio analyses. His practice spans a wide range of technologies, including wireless communications protocols and equipment (such as two-way radios, Wi-Fi, and cellular), digital and analog electronics, software, digital algorithms, RFID, and various medical device technologies (including nerve monitoring, blood sugar measurement, and spinal implants).

Ali also maintains an active pro bono practice, including serving as Special City Prosecutor for the City of Redondo Beach, where he has first chaired and won a misdemeanor jury trial for battery on behalf of the People of the State of California, has won motions at pretrial and restitution hearings on behalf of the People, and has successfully represented the People in appeals from trial court judgments. His other experience includes: representing a military veteran before the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims in a successful appeal for disability benefits; representing a client in family court and obtaining restraining and child support orders in the client’s favor; and successfully representing private plaintiffs in a federal class action brought under the Americans with Disabilities Act and analogous California state laws.


Thought Leadership



Boloori A, Corporate Diversity Jurisdiction Untangled: The Supreme Court's Decision In Hertz Corp. v. Friend, Business Torts & RICO News (2010), 6 (2): 13–15.

Scientific Peer-Reviewed (Representative)

Boloori A, Jenks RA, Desbordes G, and Stanley GB, Encoding and Decoding Cortical Representations of Tactile Features in the Vibrissa System, The Journal of Neuroscience (2010), 30 (30): 9990–10005.

Jenks RA, Vaziri A, Boloori A, and Stanley GB, Self-motion and the Shaping of Sensory Signals, Journal of Neurophysiology (2010), 103: 2195–2207.

Boloori A, and Stanley GB, The Dynamics of Spatiotemporal Response Integration in the Somatosensory Cortex of the Vibrissa System, The Journal of Neuroscience (2010), 26 (14): 3767–3782.


Kirkland & Ellis Pro Bono Service Award, 2011, 2014

Wiley W. Manuel Certificate for Pro Bono Legal Services, The State Bar of California, 2012


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2010California
  • 2013Massachusetts


  • Supreme Court of California
  • Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of California
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of California
  • United States District Court for the District of Colorado
  • United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims


  • University of Michigan Law SchoolJ.D.2010
  • Harvard UniversityPh.D., Engineering Sciences2007
  • Harvard UniversityS.M., Engineering Sciences2001
  • University of California, BerkeleyB.S., Mechanical & Nuclear Engineeringwith Honors2000