Bernadette Coppola is a technology & IP transactions partner in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Bernadette’s practice focuses on technology, intellectual property, and data-related transactions and counseling, including mergers and acquisitions, outsourcing and services agreements, SaaS agreements, technology development agreements, supply chain agreements, intellectual property licensing arrangements, debt financing and bankruptcy matters, joint ventures, and strategic alliances. Bernadette’s practice also includes counseling clients on data security and data privacy matters. Bernadette has counseled clients in transactions involving a variety of industries including media and entertainment, consumer products, software and services, healthcare, fitness and wellness, and food and beverage.



Recognized for Media and Entertainment: Transactional (2022–2023) by The Legal 500 United States


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2017Illinois
  • 2013New Jersey
  • 2013New York


  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois


  • University of Illinois Chicago School of LawJ.D.cum laude2013

    Student Publications Editor, The John Marshall Law Review

    J.D. Certificate in IP Law

  • Rutgers UniversityB.A., Political Sciencemagna cum laude2008