Adam Petravicius is an experienced technology and IP transactions attorney with substantial experience in leading technology-driven deals. He has worked with companies of all sizes, from emerging companies to the largest public companies, in a wide range of industries, including software/IT, life sciences, electronics, consumer products, manufacturing, chemicals, defense and automotive. He routinely advises executives and business owners on strategy and legal issues, providing business-oriented advice and practical solutions to mitigate risk and maximize value.

Adam works with clients on strategic commercial transactions, joint ventures and strategic alliances, licenses, development agreements, commercialization and other collaboration agreements, technology acquisitions and sales, outsourcing, consulting and services agreements, and other complex commercial agreements. He also works closely with Kirkland’s Corporate/M&A practice in connection with the technology and IP aspects of corporate transactions, and in working with portfolio companies on the types of transactions described above.



Recognized for Patents: Licensing, The Legal 500 U.S., 2019–2022

Recognized for Technology: Transactions, The Legal 500 U.S., 2019–2020

Recognized for Technology: Outsourcing, The Legal 500 U.S., 2019

Memberships & Affiliations

Licensing Executives Society (LES)

International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 1995Illinois


  • United States District Court for the District of Delaware
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois


  • Harvard Law SchoolJ.D.magna cum laude1995
  • University of MichiganB.S.E.E.magna cum laude1992