Ms Amanda Hollis > Kirkland & Ellis LLP > Chicago, United States > Lawyer Profile

Kirkland & Ellis LLP
United States
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Amanda Hollis is an intellectual property litigator and partner in Kirkland’s Chicago office. Her practice includes all areas of technology, including biotechnology, medical devices, chemistry, computing and electronics, and her clients have included some of the nation’s largest companies, such as Abbott Laboratories, Pfizer, Baxter, Teva, C.R. Bard, IBM, Samsung and Cisco, among others. Amanda has tried and led patent cases in federal courts across the country and in the United States International Trade Commission. She also has served as lead counsel in many inter partes reviews before the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Amanda was named to Benchmark Litigation’s 2016–2019 “Under 40 Hot List,” Law360’s 2018 “Top Attorneys Under 40” for Intellectual Property, and Best Lawyers 2017 “Women of Influence” list. Amanda also was recognized for Patent Litigation in The Legal 500 U.S., 2017–2020 and was recommended in the 2021 edition of the IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals.


J.D., University of North Carolina School of Law; B.S., the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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United States > Intellectual property > Patents: litigation (full coverage)

Kirkland & Ellis LLP specialises in high-stakes competitor litigation and offers an outstanding track record in the full range of patent disputes, with extensive experience in the district courts, the PTAB, the Federal Circuit, the ITC and the Supreme Court. The group’s trial clout attracts prestigious US and international clients, especially from the pharmaceutical, technology, manufacturing, semiconductor and electronics sectors. In a number of disputes, the team parachuted in as a replacement at a late stage in particularly challenging proceedings, securing favourable outcomes in strategic proceedings. Gregory Arovas, Robert Appleby, Jeanne Heffernan, Joseph Loy, Leora Ben-Ami and Todd Friedman in New York, James Hurst, Amanda Hollis, Bryan Hales and Russell Levine in Chicago,  Michael De Vries in Los Angeles and Adam Alper in San Francisco, and Gregg LoCascio and John O’Quinn in Washington DC are key contacts.