Michael De Vries
Partner, Intellectual Property, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Michael De Vries is a trial lawyer focused on representing clients in complex intellectual property disputes, with particular experience representing technology companies in patent litigation. Mike has handled trials and a variety of other litigation-related matters involving patent, trademark and copyright infringement, misappropriation of trade secrets, false advertising and unfair competition. Mike has been recognized by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in the area of Intellectual Property. The guide has described him as “phenomenal at managing a case, but also phenomenal in a court,” as well as “experienced counsel for the handling of misuse of trade secrets allegations.” Mike is also recognized by The Legal 500 U.S. recognized Mike for his work on the Firm’s Tier 1 Patent Litigation team. In 2018, Mike was recognized for the third time by the Daily Journal as one of California’s Top 75 IP Litigators and the Los Angeles Business Journal also recognized Mike as one of Los Angeles’ Top Litigation attorneys citing his “trial skills, creative litigation strategies and superior work ethic.” In addition to his trial-related work, Mike also advises clients on intellectual property-related licensing and other strategic issues.