Ayse Gizem Orbey is an associate in the Technology and IP Transactions Practice Group in the San Francisco office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, with a background in high-stakes patent and commercial litigation. Ayse’s current practice focuses on advising clients on technology, intellectual property, and data privacy aspects of corporate transactions.

Ayse is experienced in handling intellectual property matters for clients in the pharmaceutical, manufacturing, telecommunications, and software industries. Ayse’s current work supports mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, private equity and venture capital investments, restructuring and debt financing transactions, as well as inbound, outbound, and open source software licensing.

Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2017California


  • English
  • Turkish


  • Harvard Law SchoolJ.D.2016
  • Columbia UniversityBiochemistrymagna cum laude2010