Karthik Ravishankar is a partner 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, where he has worked on over a dozen investigations. 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