Matt Hershkowitz is an associate in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. His practice focuses on intellectual property litigation in federal courts and the International Trade Commission. Matt also has experience representing clients in inter partes review before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Matt has worked on cases covering a wide range of technologies, including wireless communications, semiconductor fabrication, medical devices, and consumer products.

Matt also maintains an active pro bono practice, including advocating for persons seeking asylum in the United States.


Thought Leadership


“Deep Space (Treaty) Exploration: Reviving Today’s Obsolete Space Treaties,” 28 Michigan State International Law Review 1, 2020

“Patently Insane for Patents: A Judge-by-Judge Analysis of the Federal Circuit’s Post-Alice Patentable Subject Matter Eligibility of Abstract Ideas Jurisprudence,” 28 Fordham Intellectual Property Media & Entertainment Law Journal 109, 2017

Memberships & Affiliations

Member, American Bar Association

Member, New York City Bar Association

Member, New York City Bar Association Patents Committee


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2019, New York
  • Registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office


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


  • Fordham University School of LawJ.D.magna cum laude2018

    Order of the Coif

    Managing Editor, Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal

  • Lehigh UniversityB.S., Mechanical Engineering2014