Karl Hanson is an associate in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP with a focus on intellectual property litigation.

Prior to law school, Karl worked as a business consultant advising companies in the telecommunications and information technology sectors on patent strategy.



Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2021, Illinois
  • Registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office


  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois


  • Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Institute of TechnologyJ.D.magna cum laude2021
    Order of the Coif
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Gies College of BusinessM.S., Technology Management2012
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignB.S., Materials Science and Engineering2011
    Edmund J. James Scholar