Gia Velasquez is a technology & IP transactions associate in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Her practice focuses on technology and intellectual property-related transactions and counseling.


Thought Leadership


Contributed to Peter A. Carfagna, Representing the Professional Athlete (August 22, 2018).

Gia Velasquez, No Credit Where Credit Is Due: Exploitation in Copyright, 99 J. PAT. & TRADEMARK OFF. SOC'Y 693 (2017).

Sonia R. Merritt, Gia M. Velasquez, Horst A. von Recum, Adjustable Release of Mitomycin C for Inhibition of Scar Tissue Formation After Filtration Surgery, 116 EXPERIMENTAL EYE RESEARCH 9 (2013).


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2018Illinois


  • English
  • Spanish


  • Harvard Law SchoolJ.D.cum laude2018

    Paul C. Weiler Scholars Award, 2017

    Dean’s Scholar Prize in Music and Digital Media

    Dean’s Scholar Prize in Sports Law: The Three Major Leagues

  • Yale CollegeB.S., Chemistrysumma cum laude, with Distinction2015

    Phi Beta Kappa, second election

    Howard Douglass Moore Award for Excellence in Chemistry (awarded by Yale Chemistry Faculty)

    George J. Schulz Prize for Excellence in the Physical Sciences