Mr Paul Brinkman > Kirkland & Ellis LLP > Washington DC, United States > Lawyer Profile

Kirkland & Ellis LLP
1301 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C., 20004
United States


Paul focuses on Section 337 litigation before the U.S. International Trade Commission. His work for plaintiffs has led to orders excluding competitors’ products from the United States and high-value settlements and license agreements, and he has a near-perfect track record of wins following trial on the defensive side. Paul also works with Customs and Border Protection.


Previously leader of the Section 337 practice at Quinn Emanuel, founder of the Washington office; partner at Alson & Bird; law clerk to the Hon. James Turk (W.D. Va.).


UVA School of Law, J.D.; Cambridge University, M.Phil.; Yale University, B.A.

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United States > Intellectual property > Patents: litigation (International Trade Commission)

(Leading lawyers)

Paul BrinkmanKirkland & Ellis LLP

A true force to be reckoned with, Kirkland & Ellis LLP‘s practice impresses with an excellent track record acting in ITC investigations, having secured several precedent-setting rulings. Washington DC duo Gregg LoCascio and Paul Brinkman and New York’s Gregory Arovas stand out as the key experts of the group, which continues handling ITC cases across a wide range of technologies. Additionally the group manages appeals and the enforcement of exclusion orders with US Customs and Border Protection. Christopher Mizzo, who is also based in Washington DC, is another name to note. Helena Kiepura left in June 2021.