Ms Patricia Carson > Kirkland & Ellis LLP > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Kirkland & Ellis LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10022
United States


Pat Carson is a partner in Kirkland’s New York Office. She has established a reputation as a top litigator in the life sciences field. While she focuses her practice on patent and trade secret litigation including jury and bench trials, Pat also has extensive experience counseling clients on patenting strategy, patenting evaluation and IP due diligence relating to transactions, including licensing, joint ventures and acquisitions. She has represented clients in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, chemical, medical device, consumer health care, consumer electronics and semiconductor fields. Pat has a scientific background and experience as a patent examiner. She devoted several years to postdoctoral studies at the Medical College of Virginia and the National Institutes of Health. She also spent several years in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as a patent examiner in the biotechnology group.


J.D., Fordham University School of Law; Ph.D, Temple University School of Medicine; B.S., Rutgers University

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Industry focus > Healthcare: life sciences

 Kirkland & Ellis LLP‘s ‘top-notch’ team advises on transactions and significant litigation. It is particularly known for its IP litigation practice, with partners Jay Lefkowitz in New York and Matt Rowen in Washington DC particularly regarded for their work on appellate litigations. It also acts on major product liability matters, with Lefkowitz advising GlaxoSmithKline, Torrent Pharmaceuticals and Amneal Pharmaceuticals on multiple consolidated class actions related to the drug Zantac. Chicago-based James Hurst is recognized for his work on Supreme Court cases and New York-based Patricia Carson is a key patent strategy advisor.