RJ McLaughlin is a technology and IP transactions associate in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. RJ's practice focuses on advising clients on technology, intellectual property, and data privacy aspects of corporate transactions across a range of industries. 

RJ leverages his prior experience in biotechnology, patent litigation and counseling, technology transfer, and advising entrepreneurs and early-stage ventures to meet his clients' needs. 


Thought Leadership

Speaking Engagements

Panelist, “IP 101 and the Role of IP in Corporate Transactions,” Kirkland & Ellis LLP, July 13, 2022

Moderator, “Creating Value from IP Assets: Legal Finance Perspectives,” New York Intellectual Property Law Association, May 5, 2021

Memberships & Affiliations

New York Intellectual Property Law Association

New York City Bar Association


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2020New York
  • 2018Massachusetts


  • Northeastern University School of LawJ.D. (Intellectual Property and Innovation & Business and Commercial Law Concentrations)2018
  • Boston UniversityB.A., Biology (Cell Biology, Molecular Biology and Genetics Concentration)2013