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Joseph Loy is an intellectual property litigation partner whose practice includes patent, copyright, trademark and trade secret disputes before federal trial and appellate courts nationwide. Joseph has represented clients in cases involving a wide range of industries, including medical devices, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, wireless telecommunications, petrochemicals, oil drilling, cruise ships, digital photography, smart phones, tablet computers and computer software. Joseph's client victories have been featured in The American Lawyer, New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Law360.

In 2016, Benchmark Litigation named Joseph to its inaugural “Under 40 Hot List” to honor “the achievements of the nation’s most accomplished legal partners” age 40 and under. He was also selected as a Federal Circuit Bar Association 2016-2017 Global Fellow; and a 2016 “Super Lawyer” in Intellectual Property Litigation. In 2015, the New York Law Journal named Joseph a "Rising Star," an honor awarded to only 50 attorneys that year. Each year from 2012 to 2015, Super Lawyers Magazine named Joseph a "Rising Star" in Intellectual Property Litigation, a distinction awarded to less than 2.5% of New York lawyers under 40. In 2011, Joseph was named a "Best LGBT Attorney Under 40" in the United States by the National LGBT Bar Association.

Joseph's pro bono matters have included the successful representation of over forty asylum seekers before the Department of Homeland Security, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Board of Immigration Appeals, and in immigration court. He has served as Special Assistant District Attorney for the Kings County District Attorney's Office and Special Assistant Corporation Counsel for the Law Department of the City of New York. Joseph has also coached New York City high school mock trial teams and judged mock trial and moot court law school competitions. In 2012, Kirkland named Joseph its Pro Bono Partner of the Year. Joseph is also a member of the Firmwide Pro Bono Management Committee.

Joseph also enjoys triathlons, downhill skiing, and international exploration.

Kirkland & Ellis LLP
601 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10022

Fellow Year


Areas of Practice

Intellectual Property


Full Service Law Firm

Leadership Positions

Firmwide Pro Bono Management Committee New York Recruiting Committee

Law School

New York University School of Law

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