Joanna Schlingbaum is an associate 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 transactions involving software and open source issues, consumer goods, life sciences and pharmaceuticals, medical devices, industrial and electronics manufacturing, privacy and data security, intellectual property protection, and franchises. Her experience includes advising clients on the intellectual property and technology issues that arise in general corporate transactions such as mergers and acquisitions, private equity and debt financing transactions.



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