Laura Ashley Harris is an associate in the Bay Area office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. She focuses her practice on patent and trade secret litigation. Laura Ashley has participated in proceedings before the ITC, PTAB, multiple federal district courts, and the Federal Circuit. Her litigation experience has included a variety of technologies and sciences, including telecommunications, consumer electronics, medical devices, and various immunotherapies.

Prior to starting her legal career, Laura Ashley worked at a leading professional services firm, implementing HR systems and developing integrations with external vendors. While in law school, Laura Ashley was the Editor in Chief of the Georgetown Law Technology Review and the President of the Georgetown Law Student Intellectual Property Law Association. During law school Laura Ashley also developed an application for low income cancer patients, winning the Excellence in Design award at Georgetown Law's Iron Tech Lawyer Competition.


Thought Leadership


“A Normative Approach to Broadband Regulation: Curbing the Anti-Competitive Behavior of Internet Service Providers,” Georgetown Law Technology Review, May 2019

“Octane Fitness at the ITC: When Should a Prevailing Party Receive Attorneys’ Fees,” 337 Reporter, November 2018


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2019California
  • 2021District of Columbia


  • United States District Court for the Northern District of California


  • Georgetown University Law CenterJ.D.2019

    Editor in Chief, Georgetown Law Technology Review

    Georgetown Journal International Law

  • California Polytechnic State UniversityM.S., Engineering (Integrated Technology Management Concentration)with Distinction2013

    Alpha Pi Mu

    Mortar Board National College Senior Honor Society

  • California Polytechnic State UniversityB.S., Industrial Engineering; Wine and Viticulture Minor2013

    Alpha Pi Mu

    Outstanding Woman in Engineering

    President, Society of Women Engineers