Press Release

Kirkland & Ellis LLP Expands Patent Litigation Practice

Kirkland & Ellis LLP is pleased to announce that Steven Cherny has joined the Firm's New York office as a partner in the Intellectual Property Practice Group.

Mr. Cherny will take a prominent role in Kirkland's thriving patent litigation practice, which was a finalist for the "IP Litigation Department of the Year" honor in the January 2008 edition of The American Lawyer.

"We are very pleased that Steve is joining our team," says Greg Arovas, partner in Kirkland's Intellectual Property Practice Group. "His reputation and expertise make him a welcome addition to our active patent litigation practice."

Mr. Cherny joins the Firm from the New York office of Latham & Watkins LLP, where he was a partner in the Intellectual Property, Media & Technology Group. While at Latham he played a leading role in a number of high profile patent cases, which spanned a number of technologies. He has handled cases in diverse areas such as electronics, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, building products, consumer products, semiconductor manufacturing, chemistry, and financial and business methods.

"I look forward to working with the talented lawyers of Kirkland's IP practice," says Mr. Cherny. "The Firm gives me a solid platform to provide the highest quality service for my clients, while continuing to grow and develop my practice."

Prior to joining Latham, Mr. Cherny was a partner with Fish & Neave in New York.

Mr. Cherny holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1987), and a law degree from the University of Chicago Law School (1991).

Kirkland & Ellis LLP is a 1,400-attorney law firm representing global clients in complex intellectual property and technology, litigation, corporate, restructuring and tax matters. The Firm has offices in New York, Chicago, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, London, Munich, Palo Alto, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.