Irene Jang is an intellectual property litigation associate in the Bay Area office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Irene focuses on trade secret misappropriation and patent, copyright, and trademark infringement litigation before U.S. District Courts. She has also worked on inter partes proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). Irene has played an integral role on a winning trial team. Her experiences include assisting with taking and defending both fact and expert witness depositions, working with technical experts to develop arguments involving complex technologies and RAND claims, and preparing witnesses for trial testimony. She also has extensive experience in motion practice, including motions to dismiss, Daubert motions, motions for summary judgment, and motions for judgment as a matter of law. Irene represents clients in a range of industries, including two-way communication devices, networking systems, video surveillance, and pharmaceutical technology. Irene also maintains a robust pro bono practice representing asylees, forming non-profit organizations, and advising small businesses on copyright and trademark matters.


Thought Leadership


"SB 822: Net neutrality bill," Daily Journal, January 9, 2019

Memberships & Affiliations

Regional Chair of USC Gould School of Law's Alumni Board

Member of KABANC


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2018California


  • English
  • Korean


  • University of Southern California, Gould School of LawJ.D.2018

    Senior Submissions Editor, Southern California Law Review

    Teaching Fellow, Legal Writing and Advocacy

  • University of California, BerkeleyB.A., Political Science & Integrative Biology2011
    Dean’s List