Karthik Ravishankar is an associate in the Washington, D.C., office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. He has significant experience facilitating cases through discovery and bringing cases to trial, particularly at the U.S. International Trade Commission. His practice is focused on patent litigation, and he has represented clients at the ITC and in district court involving a variety of technologies, including cellular devices, mobile payments, data encryption, spray guns, and non-invasive body-contouring. Karthik’s practice also includes consulting on and litigating global FRAND issues and IP-adjacent antitrust matters.


Thought Leadership


Karthik Ravishankar, The Establishment Clause's Hydra: The Lemon Test in the Circuit Courts, 41 U. DAYTON L. REV. 261 (2016).


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2018District of Columbia
  • 2016Maryland


  • Tamil
  • English


  • University of Virginia School of LawJ.D.2016
  • University of Southern CaliforniaB.A., Economics; B.S., Business Administration2013