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Since opening in 2008, Kirkland's Palo Alto office has grown to a team of approximately 20 lawyers dedicated to representing clients in complex intellectual property and corporate transactions.

Intellectual Property

Our intellectual property attorneys advise clients on a broad range of matters including patent litigation and other intellectual property disputes, as well as provide transactional intellectual property advice.

Our Palo Alto team works closely with both our San Francisco intellectual property attorneys as well as the Firm's approximately 250 intellectual property attorneys. As a go-to firm for high stakes patent infringement matters, our roster of clients include such blue chip companies as Cisco, Intel and Oracle, among others. Our attorneys have been recognized as among the top intellectual property attorneys in California by the Daily Journal andChambers USA.

Our Northern California Intellectual Property team has significant experience in managing high-stakes patent infringement litigations in venues across the United States and in Europe. We also have extensive experience representing clients before the ITC.

Private Equity

Our Private Equity team represents investors in all stages of the investment cycle, including fund formation, initial and late stage equity investments, acquisitions and divestitures, strategic and leveraged acquisitions and related complex financings. We have assisted our clients in negotiating and completing transactions in a wide variety of industries including e-commerce, technology, energy, health care, telecommunications, financial services, real estate, retail, manufacturing, agriculture, construction, mining and transportation.

Our approach to representing investors focuses on fielding a team of experienced legal professionals well versed in both the legal and business issues that highly sophisticated investors face. Our Northern California Private Equity Group has one of the largest dedicated private groups in California with over 70 lawyers devoted to representing private equity clients. Our clients include many of California's premier private equity funds, including Francisco Partners, Golden Gate Capital, HGGC LLC, Spectrum Equity, Silver Lake Sumeru and Vista Equity Partners, among others.

Contact Information

Kirkland & Ellis LLP
3330 Hillview Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94304
United States

Telephone: +1 650-859-7000
Fax: +1 650-859-7500

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