Mr Adam Alper > Kirkland & Ellis LLP > San Francisco, United States > Lawyer Profile

Kirkland & Ellis LLP
555 CALIFORNIA STREET
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94104
United States

Position

Adam Alper is in Kirkland’s intellectual property litigation group and handles significant disputes with respect to both asserting and defending intellectual property rights in cases involving patent, trade secret, copyright and antitrust claims, with a focus on large competitor v. competitor cases. Since 2018, Adam has secured over $2.1 billion in damages awards and settlements on behalf of his clients in IP litigations involving multi-national entities in the semiconductor, telecommunications, computer hardware and high-tech industries. Last year, Adam was named a Trials MVP of the Year by Law360, and has been recognized as a “Top Trade Secrets Lawyer” and a “Top IP Lawyer” by the Daily Journal.

Education

The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, Order of the Coif, 1998

Stanford University, B.A., Economics, 1994

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Leading lawyers)

Adam AlperKirkland & Ellis LLP

Kirkland & Ellis LLP houses a stellar bench of experienced trial lawyers, including the New York-based Gregory Arovas, Robert Appleby, Joseph Loy, and Todd Friedman; James Hurst, Amanda Hollis, and Bryan Hales in Chicago; Michael De Vries and Ellisen Turner in Los Angeles; Adam Alper in San Francisco; Gregg LoCascio and John O’Quinn in Washington DC; and Jeannie Heffernan in Austin. Operating across the country, the practice is a preferred choice for major industry clients for a wide gamut of patent disputes, litigating cases before district courts, the Federal Circuit, the ITC, the PTAB, and the Supreme Court. The group has particular expertise in the semiconductor, telecommunications, technology, electronics and pharmaceutical industries.

United States > Intellectual property > Trade secrets (litigation and non-contentious matters)

(Leading lawyers)

Adam AlperKirkland & Ellis LLP

Fielding highly versatile teams working collaboratively across multiple cities, Kirkland & Ellis LLP’s formidable practice is especially renowned for its capabilities in business-critical technology disputes before both the state and federal courts. On the West Coast, the Bay Area-based Adam Alper is a seasoned patent and trade secrets litigator with a strong track record representing clients in the semiconductor, telecoms, and pharmaceutical arenas. In Los Angeles, IP trial lawyer Michael De Vries is widely regarded for his work in billion-dollar cases, defending the interests of various blue-chip technology entities, while Diana Torres’ recent highlights include trademark infringement suits and class action litigations in the automotive and cybersecurity sectors. On the East Coast, New York-based Dale Cendali is recommended for her expertise in copyright, internet, and advertising matters, while Washington DC-based Gregg LoCascio is an accomplished litigator in cases related to electrical and mechanical engineering. Also in New York, Claudia Ray is noted for her broad IP capabilities, ranging from pre-litigation strategizing to portfolio management. Chicago-based Gianni Cutri and the New York-based Joshua Simmons are also recommended.