Jeffrey Coleman is an associate in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. His practice focuses on intellectual property litigation and post-grant proceedings relating to life sciences, pharmaceuticals, and diagnostic and medical devices. Jeffrey routinely works on matters relating to antibodies, small drug molecules and pharmaceutical compositions, vaccines, DNA amplification and sequencing technologies, DNA probes, and biologics. Jeffrey has extensive experience in litigation, including pre-litigation analysis, fact and expert discovery, depositions, claim construction, technical reports and analysis, third-party testing and analysis for litigation, and summary judgment proceedings relating to infringement and patent validity issues in both federal district courts and the International Trade Commission. Jeffrey also has experience in multi-jurisdictional litigations, and has worked closely with co-counsel in other countries to coordinate litigation activities and strategy.

In addition to his patent litigation practice, Jeffrey has been involved in pro bono matters relating to both immigration and veterans issues.

Prior to joining Kirkland, Jeffrey was a biochemistry content consultant for the American Institutes for Research, where he wrote and reviewed biochemistry-related content for use in standardized exams. During graduate school, Jeffrey’s research focused on the molecular mechanisms underlying pancreatic cancer cell growth, inflammation, and pancreatic tumor metastasis and invasion. Jeffrey presented his research at annual meetings of the Society of Toxicology and published in peer-reviewed scientific journals. 


Memberships & Affiliations

New York State Bar Association


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2015New York


  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York


  • Fordham University School of LawJ.D.cum laude2014
    Executive Notes Editor, Fordham Law Review
  • Pennsylvania State UniversityPh.D., Molecular Toxicology2010
  • Ursinus CollegeB.S., Chemistry2003