Ms Megan New > Kirkland & Ellis LLP > Chicago, United States > Lawyer Profile

Kirkland & Ellis LLP
United States
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Megan New is a trial lawyer in Kirkland’s Chicago office, where she focuses on complex intellectual property litigation covering a range of technologies, products, and industries. Megan has litigated several Lanham Act cases, including trying trademark infringement and false advertising cases to favorable verdicts for her clients, obtaining temporary restraining orders, and successfully defending against preliminary injunctions. Megan also regularly and successfully litigates patent infringement cases in federal court and the International Trade Commission. Megan’s practice also includes counseling clients on all aspects of trademark and advertising law, including managing trademark portfolios and counseling advertisers with respect to advertising claim substantiation and adherence to FTC guidelines and regulations.

Megan’s pro bono practice focuses on protecting her clients’ constitutional rights. Megan is currently working with a team of Kirkland lawyers and the ACLU of Illinois on a class action involving the rights of transgender inmates. Early in her career, Megan handled a criminal appeal where, through a successful Petition for Writ of Certiorari to the United States Supreme Court, she obtained a new sentence for her client. Due to her commitment to pro bono, Megan has repeatedly received the firm’s pro bono service award.


Gonzaga University School of Law, J.D., 2009 cum laude, Associate Editor, Gonzaga Law Review, Vice President, Moot Court Honors Council, Winner, Linden Cup Intra-school Moot Court Competition; Santa Clara University, B.S., Political Science, 2002; American University, Washington Semester Program, 2000-2001.