Matthew Lovell is a partner in Kirkland's Chicago Technology & IP Transactions group. Matthew's practice is focused on intellectual property and technology-related transactions and counseling, including in the areas of intellectual property licensing (patent, trademark, software and technology), intellectual property acquisitions and transfers, outsourcing (business process, information technology and software development), software licensing and implementation, software development, e-commerce, telecommunications, advertising, sponsorships and endorsements, data security and data privacy, social media, commercial agreements (supply, distribution and general services), and technology-focused strategic alliances and joint ventures.  Matthew also assists clients with intellectual property and technology issues and agreements arising in connection with mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, investments, financings, bankruptcies and restructurings.

During the 2006–2007 academic year, Matthew served as a Teaching Fellow and Clinical Instructor at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School, instructing students and assisting with research and pro bono legal projects involving the intersection of law, technology, digital content, and related public policy.



Recognized for Technology Transactions by The Legal 500 U.S., 2021–2022


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2002Illinois


  • Harvard Law SchoolJ.D.magna cum laude2002
  • Wheaton CollegeB.A., Political Sciencemagna cum laude1998