Johannes Doerge is an associate in the Washington, D.C., office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. His practice focuses on litigation and counseling in the fields of copyright, trademark, internet/social media, trade secret, and advertising law. He represents and advises clients in a range of industries, including entertainment, sports, video games, media, hospitality, technology, and consumer goods. Johannes has experience with various stages of litigation, including fact discovery, motion practice, trial, and appeal, and in a variety of fora.

Johannes also represents non-profit corporations and low-income individuals in various pro bono matters, including intellectual property advice and contract disputes.


Thought Leadership

Author, "Recovering on Small Copyright Claims," Juriste International, no.3, 2020


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2022District of Columbia
  • 2020New York


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


  • English
  • German


  • The George Washington University Law SchoolJ.D.with Honors2019

    Member, The George Washington Law Review

    Moderator-in-Chief, IP & Entertainment Law Brief

    Presidential Merit Scholar

  • The George Washington UniversityB.A., International Affairs & German Language and Literaturesumma cum laude2014
    Phi Beta Kappa