Riana Freedman is an intellectual property associate in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. While attending Georgetown University Law Center, Riana served as head teaching assistant for the Computer Programming for Lawyers courses and as a research assistant for work at the intersection of technology and the law. Throughout her law school career, she remained active in various pro bono efforts, including working as a pro bono legal research intern for the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence. Riana earned her B.S. and M.S. in computer science at Wake Forest University, where she has been an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science. Her technical experience extends to high performance computing, software development, and computer science education.



Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2022District of Columbia
  • 2021New York
  • 2021North Carolina


  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • United States Court of Federal Claims


  • Georgetown University Law CenterJ.D.magna cum laude2020

    Order of the Coif

    Leon Robbin Patent Award

    Technology Law Scholar

  • Wake Forest UniversityM.S., Computer Science2017
  • Wake Forest UniversityB.S., Computer Sciencesumma cum laude, with Honors2015

    Phi Beta Kappa

    William C. Archie and Ruth N. Archie Award

    John W. Sawyer Prize in Computer Science

    Upsilon Pi Epsilon International Honor Society for the Computing and Information Disciplines

    Presidential Scholar for Distinguished Achievement in Music for Vocal Performance