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Kirkland & Ellis LLP
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Diana Torres is an intellectual property and commercial litigation partner in Kirkland’s Los Angeles and Palo Alto offices. Diana focuses her practice on false advertising, unfair competition, trademark, copyright, and trade secrets matters, and has handled many high-profile matters for a wide variety of clients, including consumer product manufacturers, fitness service providers, entertainment and media companies, and Internet service providers. Diana also advises clients on compliance and contractual issues and commercial legal strategy.


Ms. Torres was a partner at O’Melveny & Myers LLP from 2001-2009, and an associate prior to 2001. Before practicing at O’Melveny, she was a law clerk for The Honorable Consuelo B. Marshall of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.


Board of Directors (Investment Committee Chair, 2006, Finance Committee Chair and Co-Chair, present), Western Center on Law & Poverty, Inc.; Commissioner, City of Los Angeles Convention Center, Mayor’s Advisory Commission; Trustee, Mexican American Bar Foundation


Yale Law School, J.D., 1992, Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund Scholar, National Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholar, Senior Editor and Admissions Committee, Yale Law Journal, Senior Editor, Yale Journal of International Law. Princeton University, A.B., cum laude, 1987. Admitted to the California Bar.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Media, technology and telecoms > Media and entertainment: litigation

A copyright-focused practice deeply embedded in the video gaming industry, the New York-based team Kirkland & Ellis LLP also handles matters pertaining to high-profile Broadway plays. Seasoned litigator Dale Cendali heads the team and outside the firm serves on the Council for the IP Section of the American Bar Association. She routinely works together with Joshua Simmons, an expert practitioner on the appellate and trial court stages. In recent highlights they have represented Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. on questions of copyright protection on individual dance-steps and tattoos in video games. Additionally recommended is Diana Torres from the firm’s Los Angeles office.

United States > Intellectual property > Trade secrets (litigation and non-contentious matters)

Fielding highly versatile teams working collaboratively across multiple cities, Kirkland & Ellis LLP’s formidable practice is especially renowned for its capabilities in business-critical technology disputes before both the state and federal courts. On the West Coast, the Bay Area-based Adam Alper is a seasoned patent and trade secrets litigator with a strong track record representing clients in the semiconductor, telecoms, and pharmaceutical arenas. In Los Angeles, IP trial lawyer Michael De Vries is widely regarded for his work in billion-dollar cases, defending the interests of various blue-chip technology entities, while Diana Torres’ recent highlights include trademark infringement suits and class action litigations in the automotive and cybersecurity sectors. On the East Coast, New York-based Dale Cendali is recommended for her expertise in copyright, internet, and advertising matters, while Washington DC-based Gregg LoCascio is an accomplished litigator in cases related to electrical and mechanical engineering. Also in New York, Claudia Ray is noted for her broad IP capabilities, ranging from pre-litigation strategizing to portfolio management. Chicago-based Gianni Cutri and the New York-based Joshua Simmons are also recommended.

United States > Intellectual property > Trademarks: litigation

Led in New York by intellectual property litigation authority Dale Cendali, the team at Kirkland & Ellis LLP acts in high-stakes trademark disputes on behalf of internationally recognized brands including Delta Air Lines and Epic Games. In Los Angeles, Diana Torres represents consumer product manufacturers, fitness service providers and media companies, and Allison Buchner litigates for companies against regulators, competitors and consumers. In New York, further support is provided by Claudia Ray, who specializes in unfair competition claims for clients in tech, aviation, financial services and entertainment, and Shanti Sadtler Conway, who, in addition to appearing high-profile court actions, provides IP counselling for non-profits and low-income individuals.