Robert Olsen is an intellectual property litigation associate in the San Francisco office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP.

Prior to law school, Robert was an engineer in the passenger seats division of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. There, he evaluated the structural safety of passenger seat installations and ensured their compliance with federal aviation regulation. 


Thought Leadership


Note, Paperweights: FAA Regulation & the Banishment of Commercial Drones, 32 Berk. Tech. L.J. 621 (2017).


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2018California


  • University of California, Berkeley, School of LawJ.D.2018

    Law & Technology Program Certification

    Berkeley Technology Law Journal: Senior Articles Editor, 2017–2018; Article Editor, 2016–2017; Associate Editor, 2015–2016

  • University of California, DavisAerospace Science and Engineering & Mechanical Engineeringsumma cum laude2013
    Departmental Citation — Department of Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering, 2013