Lauren Schweitzer is an intellectual property litigation partner in the Los Angeles office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Lauren concentrates her practice on copyright, trademark, internet, and advertising litigation. Lauren has experience with various stages of litigation, including fact discovery, motion practice, trial, and appeal. She is also active in pro bono matters.


Thought Leadership


"Key Developments On Fair Use, Trademark & Copyright Infringement, And NFTs," 2022 Copyright and Trademark Caselaw Update for In-House Counsel, December 6, 2022


"Sweeping Copyright and Trademark Measures Buried in Consolidated Appropriations Act," Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal, January 5, 2021

"Hidden IP Pitfalls of Streaming Video and Best Practices to Avoid Them," Corporate Disputes, Jul–Sep 2020 issue

"E-Trade Case Clarifies Calif. Trade Secret Royalty Framework," Law360, May 11, 2020

Best Practices to Maintain Confidentiality and Privilege Over Videoconference,” Corporate Counsel, May 8, 2020 

"Mitigating Intellectual Property Risks While Collaborating to Help the World," Corporate Counsel, May 8, 2020

"The Right of Publicity in the Age of Social Media: Will a ‘Share’ Get You #Sued?" Daily Journal, April 18, 2019


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Admissions & Qualifications

  • California


  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of California
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of California
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois


  • English
  • French


  • University of California, Los Angeles, School of LawJ.D.

    Order of the Coif

    Senior Editor, UCLA Law Review

    Michael T. Masin Scholar

    Moot Court Honors Program, Member

  • Dartmouth CollegeB.A., Economics & Film and Television Studies; French Minorcum laude

    Academic Honors (2 years)

    Honors in Film and Television Studies Major