Aaron Lorber is a partner in Kirkland’s Chicago Technology & IP Transactions practice. He focuses his practice on structuring, drafting, and negotiating complex business transactions, including corporate and M&A deals, joint ventures and strategic alliances, IP licenses, supply chain agreements, and outsourcing and other commercial arrangements. Aaron counsels clients on IP and technology issues that arise in mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital transactions, debt financing transactions and other forms of corporate and financing transactions. He also is experienced with respect to data security and data privacy issues.

Aaron has also represented clients in patent infringement litigations involving a variety of technologies and actively represents pro bono clients, including various clients referred through the Lawyers for the Creative Arts.


Thought Leadership


Latest Developments Involving the DMCA Safe Harbors at the Kirkland & Ellis 19th Annual Technology & Law Seminar on May 2012

Issues and negotiation strategies in outsourcing arrangements, Fortune 500 industrial products supply company

Legal efforts standards in commercial agreements, major utility company

Interplay between limitations of liability, indemnification, and insurance, major utility company


Quoted, "Why are companies battling to snatch up bankrupt retailers? They want your data." NBC News, August 19, 2020.


Recognized for Outsourcing (The Legal 500 U.S.), 2020–2023

Recognized for Technology: Transactions (The Legal 500 U.S.), 2020

Next Generation Lawyer: Outsourcing, (The Legal 500 U.S.), 2018–2019

Top Rated Technology Transactions Attorney (Super Lawyers), 2019

Next Generation Lawyer: Technology: Transactions (The Legal 500 U.S.), 2018

Rising Star: Technology Transactions (Super Lawyers), 2016–2018

Black Duck Certified Legal Specialist*

*The Supreme Court of Illinois does not recognize certifications of specialties in the practice of law, and Black Duck Legal Certification is not a requirement to practice law in Illinois.


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2008Illinois


  • Northwestern Pritzker School of LawJ.D.magna cum laude2008
    Co-Chair, Julius H. Miner Moot Court Competition
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignB.S., Computer Science; Business Administration Minor (Secondary Concentration in Finance)with Highest Honors2005