Laura B. Zhu is an intellectual property associate in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Her practice focuses primarily on patent and trade secret disputes. She has worked with patents involving a variety of technologies, including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and consumer products. Laura has experience in various stages of litigation, including initial pre-suit analysis and strategy, fact and expert discovery. In addition to her litigation experience, Laura has experience with arbitration and IP due diligence.

Laura has also been involved in several of the firm’s pro bono programs, including advocating for persons seeking asylum in the United States.


Thought Leadership


Co-Author with Yahya Al-Khatatbeh, Michael Bergman, Daniel Lewis, Zachary Mason and Sarita Rosenstock, "Annealing of Directionally Solidified Alloys Revisited: No Loss of Solidification Texture in Earth’s Inner Core," Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 2013


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2021New York


  • English
  • Mandarin


  • New York University School of LawJ.D.2020
    Executive Editor, Journal of Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law
  • Columbia UniversityB.S., Chemical Engineeringcum laude2015