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Mr Levine is a partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where he has
spent a career spanning over 25 years. He focuses his trial,
appellate and alternative dispute resolution practice on patent
infringement matters and disputes involving technology transfer
and patent licence agreements. His trial practice includes both
jury trials and Section 337 proceedings before the International
Trade Commission; his appellate practice concentrates on
appeals in the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; and his
licensing practice includes structuring and negotiating both
licensing-in and licensing-out transactions.
Mr Levine has received numerous accolades for his IP
practice. He has been named in the
IAM 250 World’s Leading
Strategists
,
World’s Leading Patent and Technology Licensing
Lawyers
and
World’s Leading Patent Litigators
. He has been
included in
Chambers USA
each year since 2008. He has also
been included in
Legal 500 US
as an “outstanding strategist”,
where it was stated that “Russell comes highly recommended:
‘his strength is in understanding the issues in a business
context and seeking creative ways to end litigation’”.
He is counsel to the board of trustees of the Licensing
Executives Society (United States and Canada) and an international
delegate to the Licensing Executives Society International. He is a
member of the board of trustees at Chicago’s Museum of Science
and Industry and chair of its President’s Council, co-editor of
International Licensing and Technology Transfer: Practice and
the Law
and a member of the World Intellectual Property
Organisation’s list of mediators and arbitrators.
Mr Levine gained a bachelor degree in inter-disciplinary
engineering and a bachelor degree in economics from the
University of Michigan. He received his law degree from the
University of Chicago.
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
300 North LaSalle
Chicago IL
60654
United States
T
+1 312 862 2466
F
+1 312 862 2200
Levine, Russell
Kirkland & Ellis LLP – Partner
russell.levine@kirkland.com | www.kirkland.com
Winner – Litigation, United States
What clients said
“Russell has that unique ability to provide legal
advice in a manner that is understandable, practical
and useful for our business.”
“Mr Levine is constantly reachable and willing to
take on tough assignments. He is up to date with
the law and able to provide solutions to numerous
problems without excessive research.”
“Russell always maintains a keen focus on the
client’s objectives and need for a business solution
to litigation.”
“Russell stands out as good communicator. His
manner instils confidence when called upon to
present matters to the management team.”