Danielle O’Neal is an associate in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Her practice focuses on patent, copyright, and trademark litigation. She also has experience in complex commercial litigation, and matters related to the life sciences. Danielle has a broad range of litigation experience, including fact and expert discovery, motion practice, and hearing preparation and practice. Danielle’s extensive background in biology allows her to leverage her technical background to add value to clients whose issues concern the various stages and areas of litigation.



Kirkland & Ellis LLP 1L Diversity Scholar

Kirkland & Ellis LLP 2L Diversity Fellow


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2018Illinois


  • DePaul University College of LawJ.D.magna cum laude2018

    Order of the Coif

    Managing Editor of Notes and Comments, DePaul Law Review

  • DePaul UniversityMasters in Biology2011
  • Spelman CollegeB.S., Biology2006