Karam Hijji is an intellectual property litigation associate in the Washington, D.C., office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Prior to joining Kirkland, Karam was a patent examiner at the USPTO for over six years.


Thought Leadership


"Biomimetic Sealant Based on Gelatin and Microbial Transglutaminase: An Initial In Vivo Investigation.” Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part B: Applied Biomaterials 91 B.1 (2009): 5-16.

“Nanomechanical Stimulus Accelerates and Directs the Self-Assembly of Silk-Elastin-like Nanofibers.” Journal of the American Chemical Society (2011), 133(6), pp 1745–1747.


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2017District of Columbia


  • Arabic
  • English


  • Georgetown University Law CenterJ.D.cum laude2017

    Assistant Managing Editor, Immigration Law Journal

    Muslim Law Student Association, Vice President

    Research Assistant

    CALI Award in Tax Law

  • University of MarylandB.S., Material Science and Engineering; Engineering Leadership Minor2010