Jay Emerick is an intellectual property partner in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Jay focuses his practice on patent infringement cases in district court, the International Trade Commission, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, and on appeal at the Federal Circuit. Jay’s cases have involved pharmaceuticals, mechanical devices such as heart valves, electric motors, heat exchangers, and beer dispensers, and software for communications and financial transactions.


Thought Leadership


Co-Author with Aaron Snyder, Nathan Bower & Mark Snyder, "Mountain Pine Beetle Attack Associated with Low Levels of 4-Allylanisole in Ponderosa Pine," 37 ENVTL. ENTOMOLOGY 871, 2008


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2013Illinois


  • University of Michigan Law SchoolJ.D.cum laude2013

    Clarence Darrow Scholarship (full tuition merit scholarship)

    Contributing Editor, Michigan Law Review

  • Colorado CollegeB.A., Chemistrycum laude2010
    Otis A. and Margaret T. Barnes Scholarship in Chemistry (full tuition merit scholarship)

Pro Bono

Montanez v. Trost et al. (S.D. Ill. 2015). Represented prisoner in Eighth Amendment case against prison doctor for inadequate medical care.

During law school, Jay also worked on behalf of the Michigan Innocence Clinic representing innocent defendants in criminal appeals and re-trials.