Matt Hershkowitz is an associate in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Matt practices intellectual property litigation with a focus on patent infringement litigation.

As a member of litigation teams representing clients in federal district courts, the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and the United States International Trade Commission, Matt has experience litigating high-stakes, bet-the-company patent infringement matters. Matt’s litigation experience extends from pre-suit strategy, all stages of discovery through to trial. Matt has experience representing both patent owners and accused infringers and has worked on matters covering a wide range of technologies, including wireless communications, semiconductor fabrication, medical devices, golf club technology, exercise equipment, and consumer products.

Matt also maintains an active pro bono practice, including advocating for veterans and 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 Department of Veterans Affairs, Accreditation
  • 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