Shayne Henry is a litigation partner in the Austin and Bay Area offices of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Shayne’s practice focuses on commercial litigation. Shayne has litigated commercial and intellectual property disputes in state and federal courts around the country on behalf of clients including Google, Facebook, Comcast, Hulu, Sutter Health, Twitter, Coherus BioSciences, 24 Hour Fitness, and numerous technology startups and private equity companies. Shayne’s pro bono practice includes cases involving LGBT, disability, veteran, and asylum rights.


Thought Leadership


Co-Author with Janine Parry and Daniel A. Smith, “The Impact of Petition Signing on Voter Turnout,” Political Behavior, 34:117-136, 2012


Admissions & Qualifications

  • Not admitted to practice in Texas
  • 2014, California


  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of California


  • University of California, Berkeley, School of LawJ.D.2014

    Articles Editor, California Law Review

    International Human Rights Law Clinic

    Articles Editor, Berkeley Journal of International Law

  • University of ArkansasB.A., Political Science & International Relationssumma cum laude2010

    Phi Beta Kappa

    National Merit Scholar