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Kirkland & Ellis LLP
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Work Department

Intellectual Property.


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 > Intellectual property > Copyright

Kirkland & Ellis LLP is at the forefront of copyright disputes in the areas of video games, software and social media. Recent examples of the firm’s standing in that space included New York-based practice head Dale Cendali and Joshua Simmons advising Epic Games on the many cases surrounding its video game Fortnite brought by actors, rappers and YouTubers alleging particular incidences of infringement within the game. Cendali and Simmons also represented Oracle in a potentially precedent-setting dispute against Google before the Supreme Court, where the client alleged that Google’s Android platform infringed upon its Java platform. Another key figure in the team is Los Angeles-based Diana Torres, who acted for Cadence Design Systems in a licensing and copyright case against Skyworth Digital Holdings. Also recommended is Claudia Ray in New York, who focuses on issues relating to online music services.

United States > Intellectual property > Trademarks: litigation

Kirkland & Ellis LLP‘s copyright, trademark and internet practice is led by Dale Cendali, a market leader in major trademark litigation cases. Recent highlights saw Cendali advising Converse on protecting its iconic Chuck Taylor shoe design through filings before the US ITC against 30 different companies which design similar footwear. Another key figure in the team is Claudia Ray, who often works alongside Cendali in the firm’s largest cases, and has recognized strengths in the entertainment, consumer goods and technology sectors. Diana Torres is a name to note on the West Coast. Based in the firm’s Los Angeles office, Torres routinely acts for major media companies, software developers and consumer products manufacturers.