Daniel Bond has successfully litigated numerous high profile lawsuits for blue chip clients in a variety of fields, including cruise lines, social media, medical devices and implants, sporting goods, telecommunication products and services, consumer electronics, internet marketing, clothing, promotional products, and professional services. His practice encompasses a wide range of intellectual property and complex civil litigation matters, with a particular focus on trademark, copyright, false advertising, contract, patent, Internet, trade secret, right of publicity, privacy, and tort law. He also has successfully litigated numerous class actions related to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and the Junk Fax Prevention Act.

Daniel’s experience extends to all stages of litigation, from drafting a complaint to receiving a jury verdict. His experience with motion practice extends to all stages of the litigation process, including seeking and defending against motions to dismiss and motions for summary judgment. He has a long track record of achieving early dismissals for his clients through the use of creative motions to dismiss and early, targeted discovery to facilitate prompt resolutions via negotiated settlements. He has extensive experience in managing all aspects of the discovery process, and has prosecuted discovery motions in both state and federal court. Daniel has also assisted clients in seeking expedited relief, including temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions. He has successfully argued motions to dismiss, class certification motions, summary judgment motions, and discovery motions before state and federal courts. He also has experience representing clients in alternative dispute resolution, including both mediation and arbitration.  

Since 2015, Daniel has been selected by Leading Lawyers as an Emerging Lawyer in Illinois, an honor bestowed on the top two percent of lawyers who are 40 years old or younger or practicing law 10 years or less and have proven themselves professional, ethical and experienced at an early point in their legal career. Daniel also maintains an active pro bono practice, often representing non-profit organizations in trademark, copyright, and commercial litigation. Daniel was honored to receive a Kirkland & Ellis Pro Bono Service Award for Outstanding Service each year from 2009–2016. 


Thought Leadership


Getting the Deal Through: e-Commerce 2018, Law Business Research, August 30, 2017

Getting the Deal Through: e-Commerce 2017, Law Business Research, August 3, 2016

Federal Trade Secrets Bill Poised to Become Law, Kirkland Alert, April 28, 2016


Presenter, "Interoperability and the Internet of Things," AIPLA Spring Meeting, May 15, 2018

Presenter, "Confidentiality and Privilege Protections in the Digital Age," Federal Bar Association, May 10, 2018

Presenter, "The N.D. Ill. Mandatory Initial Disclosures Program Pilot: Navigating a Sea Change in Civil Litigation," Kirkland & Ellis LLP Client CLE and Webinar, November 9, 2017

Presenter, “The In's and Out's of Design Patents,” Kirkland & Ellis IP Retreat, October 4, 2017

Presenter, “Summer School - Supreme Court Update,” AIPLA Webinar, September 28, 2017

Presenter, “Copyright Fair Use Updates and Recent Global Developments,” AIPPI-US Global IP Educational Forum, July 13, 2017

Presenter, “Dealing with Unpleasant Surprises from Patent Assertion/Demand Letters – I Didn’t See That Coming!” AIPLA Webinar, April 13, 2017

Presenter, “Have Your Cake and Eat It Too: Enjoy Three Layers of Protection with Copyright, Trade Dress, and Design Patent Law”, “Home Sweet Home: Recent Developments in Your Region,” Copyright, Trademark, Internet and Advertising Symposium, January 18-February 3, 2017

Presenter, “Avoiding the ‘Meep Meep’ Effect – Navigating the Potential Pitfalls of Language In Your Demand Letters,” AIPLA 2016 Annual Meeting, October 27-29, 2016

Presenter, “Don’t Tread on IP: Intellectual Property Considerations in Advertising,” Kirkland & Ellis Advertising Law Seminar, September 13, 2016

Presenter, “The Odd Couple: Rights of Publicity and Social Media,” Kirkland & Ellis IP Retreat, October 7-9, 2015

Presenter, “IP 101 - Introduction to Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Law” - Chicago Bar Foundation Justice Entrepreneurs Project, August 26, 2014

Presenter, "eBay Revisited: Injunctive Relief in Patent Cases Seven Years Later," Kirkland & Ellis 20th Annual Technology & Law Seminar, May 22, 2013

Press Mentions

The 2016 IP Hot List: Kirkland & Ellis,” The National Law Journal, June 6, 2016

Chicago Litigation Departments of the Year: Kirkland & Ellis,” The National Law Journal, February 29, 2016

Ex-NLC Exec, Virgin Settle Suit Over Cruise Plans,” The Miami Daily Business Review, February 5, 2016

Nike ‘Jumpman’ Copyright Suit Tossed By Judge,” Law360, June 6, 2015

Kirkland & Ellis and NCLR Reach Agreement in Lawsuit Against Indianapolis Public Schools,” July 9, 2013

Memberships & Affiliations

Vice-Chair, Copyright Committee, Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago

Member, Copyright Law and Trademark Law Committees, American Intellectual Property Law Association

Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association

Member, Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago

Member, International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property - United States

Member, International Association of Privacy Professionals


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2008Illinois


  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit2015
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit2015
  • Supreme Court of the United States2014
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin2011
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois2009


  • DePaul University College of LawJ.D.cum laude2008

    Member of DePaul Law Review

    3 Semesters with the DePaul Center for Justice in Capital Cases

    Research Assistance for Prof. Susan Bandes

    CALI Awards for Complex Civil Litigation, Federal Criminal Law, and Conflicts of Law

  • Middle Tennessee State UniversityB.S., Theater; Entertainment Technology & Music Business Minors2003
    Award-winning playwright, critical writer, and actor