Mr Matthew Lovell > Kirkland & Ellis LLP > Chicago, United States > Lawyer Profile

Kirkland & Ellis LLP
United States


Matthew Lovell is a partner in Kirkland’s Chicago Technology & IP Transactions group. Matthew’s practice is focused on intellectual property and technology-related transactions and counseling, including in the areas of intellectual property licensing (patent, trademark, software and technology), intellectual property acquisitions and transfers, outsourcing (business process, information technology and software development), software licensing and implementation, software development, e-commerce, telecommunications, advertising, sponsorships and endorsements, data security and data privacy, social media, commercial agreements (supply, distribution and general services), and technology-focused strategic alliances and joint ventures.  Matthew also assists clients with intellectual property and technology issues and agreements arising in connection with mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, investments, financings, bankruptcies and restructurings.

During the 2006–2007 academic year, Matthew served as a Teaching Fellow and Clinical Instructor at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School, instructing students and assisting with research and pro bono legal projects involving the intersection of law, technology, digital content, and related public policy.


Harvard Law School, J.D., magna cum laude; Wheaton College, B.A., magna cum laude.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Media, technology and telecoms > Technology transactions

Kirkland & Ellis LLP‘s technology transactions group provides critical support to the firm’s market-leading corporate and private equity teams, which regularly act on IP and technology-driven corporate acquisitions, sales, SPAC mergers and IPOs. The volume of deal activity is unmatched by most firms and might lead to the team’s standalone skillsets being overlooked. The practice has long had a major focus on business process and technology outsourcing agreements, and its lead lawyers are equally adept at IP licenses, collaboration agreements and strategic alliances. A notable example was the firm’s advice to McDonald’s on its deal with IBM concerning the development of its Automated Order Taking technology and subsequent spinoff of McD Tech Labs. Key partners include Seth Traxler, Neil Hirshman and Matthew Lovell in Chicago for IP and technology-related outsourcings and transactions. San Francisco-based partner John Lynn is also highly experienced in related corporate and technology transactions.