Dan Lewis is a partner in Kirkland’s Technology & IP Transactions Practice Group, focusing on acquisitions and sales of businesses for both private equity and public company clients where technology or intellectual property is a key value driver. In particular, Dan has extensive experience in structuring and negotiating carve-out and business separation transactions.

In addition, Dan’s practice includes negotiating other complex commercial transactions such as joint ventures and strategic alliances, outsourcing (BPO and ITO), pharmaceutical drug development and manufacturing, telecommunications, software development and implementation, and licensing (software, SaaS, technology, patent, and brand licenses). His practice also includes advising on intellectual property and technology issues in restructuring and debt finance transactions.

Dan has been recognized in Technology and Outsourcing in Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. He has also been recognized in The Legal 500 United States for Technology: Outsourcing and for Technology: Transactions.

Dan is also actively involved in pro bono matters and has represented a number of clients referred from Lawyers for the Creative Arts.


Thought Leadership


Moderator, “Negotiating Deals in an Evolving Data Rights Landscape,” Big Data and Its Impact on Outsourcing: Legal and Business Challenges, November 8, 2018


Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business

  • Recognized in Technology & Outsourcing

The Legal 500 United States

  • Recognized in Technology: Outsourcing
  • Recognized in Technology: Transactions

Memberships & Affiliations

Chicago Bar Association


Admissions & Qualifications

  • Illinois


  • University of Chicago Law SchoolJ.D.with Honors

    Order of the Coif

  • University of MichiganB.S.E., Mechanical Engineering
  • University of MichiganB.S.E., Industrial & Operations Engineering