Overview

Argie Mina is an associate in the Kirkland & Ellis Intellectual Property Litigation Group. His practice focuses on trade secret, patent, copyright, and trademark litigation, and his experience includes taking and defending depositions, drafting motions, and preparing for trial (preparing witnesses for testimony, drafting witness examinations, and drafting opening and closing statements).

Argie has represented clients before federal appellate and district courts, California state court, the Immigration Court, the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), the International Trade Commission (ITC), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC).

Argie’s experience covers a wide range of technologies, including video game communication systems, facial recognition software, electromagnetic muscle toning technology, automated chat software, orthopedic surgical devices and implants, continuous glucose monitors, pharmacy management software, and networking systems. He has represented pro bono clients in matters regarding immigration rights, special education advocacy, and tenants’ rights.

Argie is a proud member of Kirkland & Ellis’ Asian Affinity Group, PRIDE (LGBTQ+) Affinity Group, and the Firm’s Los Angeles Associates Committee. Before attending law school, Argie worked as a nuclear chemist and dance choreographer.

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Recognition

Kirkland & Ellis Diversity Scholar

Kirkland & Ellis Diversity Fellow

Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Wigmore Key Award Recipient

Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Scholar

Summit Cup Trial Tournament Champion

Memberships & Affiliations

Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association

National Asian Pacific American Bar Association

National Filipino American Lawyers Association

Credentials

Admissions & Qualifications

  • California

Languages

  • English
  • Filipino

Education

  • Northwestern Pritzker School of LawJ.D.cum laude

    Wigmore Key Award Recipient

    Notes Editor, Northwestern University Law Review

    J.D. Student Commencement Speaker

    Summit Cup Trial Tournament Champion

    Captain, Bartlit Center National Trial Team

    President, Moot Court Society

    Captain, Jessup International Moot Court Team

    International Writing Program Fellow

    Director, Habeas Chorus (a cappella group)

    Music Director and Choreographer, Wigmore Follies

    Senior Advisor, Academic and Professional Excellence Program

    President, First Generation Law Student Association

  • University of California, Los AngelesB.S., Chemistry