Joanna Schlingbaum is a partner in the Technology & IP Transactions Practice Group in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Joanna’s practice focuses on advising clients on a variety of commercial transactions involving intellectual property and technology, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances, collaboration agreements, IP licenses, cybersecurity and data privacy, and other strategic commercial contracts. Joanna has experience advising clients in a broad range of industries, including life sciences and pharmaceuticals, healthcare, software and electronics, videogames, gaming and gambling, chemicals, manufacturing, technology, consumer goods, and financial services.



Recognized in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch by Best Lawyers, 2021


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2016, New York
  • Registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office


  • Columbia Law SchoolJ.D.2015

    James Kent Scholar

    Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar

    Bluebook Editor, Science and Technology Law Review

  • University of VirginiaB.A., Political Philosophy, Policy and Lawwith High Distinction2012
    Dean’s List