Diana Torres is an intellectual property and commercial litigation partner in Kirkland's Los Angeles and Bay Area offices. Diana focuses her practice on false advertising, unfair competition, trademark, copyright, and trade secrets matters, and has handled many high-profile matters for a wide variety of clients, including biometric information security software developers, consumer product manufacturers, fitness service providers, entertainment and media companies, and Internet service providers. Diana also advises clients on compliance and contractual issues and commercial legal strategy.

Diana’s achievements were featured in The Los Angeles Business Journal’s 2023 list of “Leaders of Influence: Litigation and Trial Attorneys,” and the Daily Journal's 2021 list of “Top Women Lawyers” in California. Diana is consistently recognized in The Legal 500 United States from 2010–2024 for excellence in copyright, trademark litigation, and trade secrets, remarking that she is "an extremely business savvy lawyer" and "the crème de la crème." Diana was also listed in the U.S. News and World Report, Best Lawyers® from 2010–2022, in the area of Intellectual Property Law and selected as a "California Super Lawyer" by Super Lawyers magazine every year since 2009. Recently, Diana was named to Lawdragon’s 2024 list of “500 Leading Litigators in America,” for commercial and IP litigation. In the 2022 edition of Chambers, clients report that Diana is “super client-oriented and an incredible strategist."


Thought Leadership


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

“Booking.com’s Supreme Court victory: what does it hold for the future of ‘generic.com’s?" World Intellectual Property Review, July 14, 2020

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

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

Co-author, “Mitigating Intellectual Property Risks While Collaborating to Help the World,” Corporate Counsel, May 8, 2020

Adjunct Professor, “Fashion Law,” Southwestern Law School, Intersession, 2009 

Co-author, “‘Let's [Not] Go Crazy’ With DMCA Takedowns,” IP Law360 Guest Column, December 4, 2008

“10th Circuit Affirms Grant of Summary Judgment Dismissing Trademark Infringement, Unfair Competition and Cybersquatting Claims in Utah Lighthouse Ministry v. Foundation for Apologetic Information and Research,” Alert, June 2, 2008

“9th Circuit Rules That Copyright Act Bars Award of Statutory Damages for Post-Registration Infringements When the Initial Act of Infringement Occurs Prior to the Effective Copyright Registration Date;” Alert re: Derek Andrew, Inc. v. Poof Apparel, June 12, 2008


Moderator, “Fashion & IP Law,” ChIPs Global Summit 2021

Panelist, “Emerging Trends and Hot Topics in IP,” ChIPs Global Summit 2020

TechGC Virtual Private Dinner, “The New ‘Private’: Protecting Your Company’s Information in a Fully Remote World,” January 21, 2021 

Webinar Hosted by Berkeley Law and Kirkland & Ellis LLP, “IP Collaboration in the Time of COVID-19: How Not to Fight,” July 15, 2020

Kirkland & Ellis Copyright, Trademark, Internet & Advertising Symposia (New York, Los Angeles, Silicon Valley)

Annual SmartFlow Anti Piracy Summit, 2016–2018

Federal Bar Council, Winter Bench and Bar Meeting, February 2016, Ethics in Pre-litigation Surveys 

Silicon Valley Association of Corporate Counsel's 23rd Annual All Hands Meeting, “Pursuing & Defending Copyright Infringement In High-Tech Industries,” December 7, 2011

Practising Law Institute, “Technology and Entertainment Convergence 2010: Hot Business and Legal Issues in ‘Technotainment,’” September 2010

Press Mentions

“Law360's Legal Lions Of The Week,” Law360, August 4, 2023

“Top Women 2021,” Daily Journal, May 19, 2021


Adjunct Professor, “Fashion Law,” Southwestern Law School, Intersession, 2009

Memberships & Affiliations

Board of Governors, Los Angeles Chapter of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers

Board of Directors, Western Center on Law & Poverty Foundation

Board of Directors, Partnership for Los Angeles Schools

President of the Board of Directors (Investment Committee Chair, 2006, Finance Committee Chair and Executive Director Search Committee Chair until 2010), Western Center on Law & Poverty, Inc.

Member of the Board of Trustees (until 2018), Mexican American Bar Foundation

Commissioner (until 2014) and former Vice President, City of Los Angeles Convention Center, Mayor's Advisory Commission

Member, MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense & Education Fund) Scholarship Committee (ad hoc, various years)


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 1992, California
  • 1995, District of Columbia (inactive)


  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of California
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of California
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit


  • Yale Law SchoolJ.D.1992

    Senior Editor and Admissions Committee, Yale Law Journal

    Senior Editor, Yale Journal of International Law

  • Princeton UniversityA.B.cum laude1987