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Karl W. Kowallis is an associate in the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He is a member of the Litigation Practice Group.
As a litigator, Karl has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in patent infringement litigation. Karl represented parties in Delaware, Texas, and Pennsylvania District Courts. He also represented a complainant in a patent infringement action before the International Trade Commission and has defended patents in IPR proceedings before the United States Patent Office.
Karl received his Juris Doctor cum laude from Brigham Young University in 2019. During law school he was a member of the school’s Law and Entrepreneur Clinic where he drafted patent applications, prepared trademark applications, and drafted employment agreements. Karl competed with BYU’s national moot court team, making it to the finals of the regional competition. He had previously won both the 1L and 2L competitions at BYU’s law school.
Prior to law school, Karl was a computer security analyst for the federal government, using his expertise to write assessments and brief US policymakers and the US cyber defense community. Karl initiated a government wide Data Analytics Conference, which he hosted and emceed for six years. Karl’s final government position was the senior advisor for data analytics at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence where he provided executive oversight on government wide data analysis projects. For one of his initiatives, he formed and led a collaborative team to integrate data between agencies.
Karl received a Master’s Degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in mechanical engineering and a Bachelor’s Degree in honors applied physics and mathematics from Brigham Young University.
Karl is admitted to practice before the Southern and Eastern District Courts of New York as well as New York state courts. He is also admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, Karl was an associate at Knobbe Martens in New York.
Brigham Young University - 2019 Juris Doctor
Massachusetts Institute of Technology - 2000 Master of Science
Brigham Young University - 1998 Bachelor of Science
New York Bar