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


Named a Next Generation Lawyer in Outsourcing and recognized in Technology: Transactions by The Legal 500 United States, 2018

Recognized as a "Rising Star" in Illinois for Technology Transactions by Super Lawyers, 2016

Black Duck Certified Legal Specialist*

Recipient, Kirkland & Ellis LLP Pro Bono Service Award, 2009–2015

Member, Kirkland & Ellis Chicago Pro Bono Committee and IT Advisory Group

* 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