Gibson Dunn Adds IP Litigator Kieran Kieckhefer in San Francisco

June 5, 2023

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that L. Kieran Kieckhefer will join the firm’s San Francisco office as a partner.

“We are delighted to welcome Kieran to Gibson Dunn,” said Ernest Hsin, Co-Chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group.  “She is an accomplished first-chair trial lawyer whom clients regularly hire to handle their most important patent and trade secret cases, particularly in the tech industry.”

“I am thrilled to join one of the best IP litigation trial teams in the country,” said Kieran.  “I look forward to working with my new colleagues in high-stakes and cutting-edge patent, trade secret, and copyright cases that arise in the tech industry in the Bay Area and elsewhere.”

The firm’s Bay Area offices have recently added some of the most sought-after litigation talent in the country, including many in the technology industry.  Recent additions to these offices include Ashlie Beringer, who returned to Gibson Dunn after serving as Facebook’s Deputy General Counsel and is now Co-Chair of the firm’s Privacy, Cybersecurity and Data Innovation Practice Group and its FinTech and Digital Assets Practice Group; Elizabeth McCloskey, a litigator focused on complex litigation and white collar matters, with a concentration in tech investigations; Vivek Mohan, who previously worked at Apple Inc., where he was a senior attorney on the company’s global privacy law & policy team and head of information security law, and now serves as Co-Chair of Gibson Dunn’s Artificial Intelligence and Automated Systems Practice Group; Rosemarie Ring, a nationally recognized litigator who represents leading technology companies; and Jessica Valenzuela, a well-known securities litigator.

About L. Kieran Kieckhefer

Kieran practices intellectual property litigation, with a focus on patent, technical trade secret and copyright litigation in federal district courts.  She is an experienced first-chair trial litigator whose work spans a variety of technologies, including semiconductors, software, consumer electronics, networking, and cybersecurity.

Kieran graduated from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 2007 and received a B.S. in Mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2002.