Rory Wellever > Kirkland & Ellis LLP > Chicago, United States > Lawyer Profile

Kirkland & Ellis LLP
United States


Rory Wellever is a partner in the Technology & IP Transactions Practice Group in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. He practices at the intersection of intellectual property, media, technology, and commercial transactions. He advises clients in various types of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, outsourcing, business-to-business and business-to-consumer licensing, joint development, and data privacy.

With a background in the entertainment industry, Rory also counsels clients in matters involving new and emerging media, entertainment and publishing matters, including music, film, television, literature, marketing and advertising.

Rory holds a Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) credential given by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). He advises clients regarding the collection, use, transfer and monetization of data, including in online, internet of things (IoT) and cross-border arrangements.

Lawyer Rankings

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

Experts in transactions with intangible assets as their core, the team at Kirkland & Ellis LLP is a go-to for financial services company Blackstone on investments into the music sector, but also handles matters pertaining to video games and content production. From Chicago, Seth Traxler leads investments into media companies and recently advised The Carlyle Group in their acquisition of British video game studio Jagex. In New York, Shellie Freedman employs her expertise in agreements centered around IP and technology. Rory Wellever, previously at Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP, joined the Chicago office in June 2021; a specialist in software-related cases, he has worked substantially on matters for Blackstone.