Miranda Means is an associate in the Boston office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Her practice focuses on litigation and counseling in the fields of copyright, trademark, right of publicity, art, internet and advertising law. She represents and advises clients in a range of industries, including entertainment, sports, video games, media, and technology. Miranda’s pro bono work includes representing asylum seekers, as well as a range of IP-related matters.


Thought Leadership

Speaking Engagements

Guest Speaker, “Copyright Panel,” Harvard Law School, Intellectual Property Law Association, November 9, 2022

Guest Speaker, “Video Games & Intellectual Property,” UCLA Law class “Esports: The Legal and Business Evolution,” January 6, 2023 

"The IP Line of Scrimmage: Recognizing Infringement Online," Kirkland Now, November 11, 2021


"What’s In a Name? Trademarks as Expressive Works," New York Law Journal, November 29, 2019

"Split Personality: Constructing a Coherent Right of Publicity Statute," Landslide, pg. 37, May/June 2018


Super Lawyers Magazine “Rising Star,” 2020–2022

Memberships & Affiliations

International Trademark Association (INTA)

  • Internet Committee (Internal Communications and Research Subcommittee), Member, 2022–Present


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2020Massachusetts
  • 2018New York


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


  • Harvard Law SchoolJ.D.magna cum laude2017

    Dean’s Scholar: Copyright; Music and Digital Media; Legal Writing and Research; Fashion Law Lab

    Submissions Committee and Articles Editor, Harvard Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law

    Vice President of Fashion and Fine Arts, Committee of Sports and Entertainment Law

    Teaching Fellow for Professor William Fisher, CopyrightX

    Student Attorney, Prison Legal Assistance Project

    Student Attorney, Cyberlaw Clinic, Berkman Center of Law and Technology

  • University of ChicagoB.A., English Language and Literaturewith Honors2014

    Phi Beta Kappa

    Dean’s List, all quarters

    Articles Editor, Undergraduate Law Review

    University of Chicago Mock Trial

    Summer Action Grant Recipient