Mark McLennan is an intellectual property associate in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Mark’s practice focuses on patent infringement litigation and counselling. He has represented clients in both contentious and non-contentious matters, involving a range of industries, including biotechnology, pharmaceutical and life sciences, as well as software, electronics, and consumer products.

Mark has extensive international experience, completing a secondment in the London office of Kirkland & Ellis, and having previously practiced in Australia for a number of years.

Mark has also been involved in several of the firm’s pro bono programs, including advocating for persons seeking asylum in the United States and arguing a disability benefits appeal.


Thought Leadership


"Patent and Technology Best Practices for 2017," Intellectual Property Institute Panel, Lavender Law Conference, San Francisco, CA, August 4, 2017

Memberships & Affiliations

American Intellectual Property Law Association

New York Intellectual Property Law Association


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2017, New York
  • 2013, High Court of Australia
  • 2012, Victoria, Australia (inactive)


  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit


  • Columbia Law SchoolLL.M.2016
    Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
  • Monash UniversityLL.B.First Class Honors2012
  • Monash UniversityB.S., Pharmacology2012