Shellie Freedman is a partner in Kirkland’s Technology & IP Transactions practice. She focuses her practice on complex transactions involving technology and intellectual property, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances, collaboration agreements, IP licenses, outsourcing arrangements, cybersecurity and data privacy, and other strategic commercial contracts. Building on her scientific degrees in molecular and cell biology, Shellie also has extensive experience in life sciences transactions including M&A support, joint ventures, collaborations, and licenses. In addition, Shellie has experience counseling clients in a broad range of other industries, including healthcare, consumer products, technology, financial services, insurance and media.



Recognized for Technology Transactions (2019–2020), Outsourcing (2020–2023), Patents: Licensing (2020, 2022) and Media and Entertainment: Transactional (2022–2023) by The Legal 500 United States

Memberships & Affiliations

Co-Chair, the IAOP Legal & Compliance Chapter


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2013New York


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


  • English
  • Spanish


  • New York University School of LawJ.D.2012

    Order of the Coif

    Florence Allen Scholar

    Notes Editor, New York University Law Review

  • University of California, BerkeleyM.S., Molecular and Cell Biology2007
  • Yale UniversityB.S., Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry2005