Dale Cendali – Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP


Dale Cendali is a partner in Kirkland & Ellis’s New York office and is head of Kirkland’s Copyright, Trademark and Internet Practice Group. Some of her high-profile cases involved the Obama “Hope” poster, Victoria’s Secret, the Spider-Man musical, Oracle’s Java, Tetris, Take Two’s use of tattoos, and Nike’s Jumpman logo. She has argued before the Supreme Court and won the Harry Potter Lexicon trial for JK Rowling and Warner Bros. IP 360 named Dale one of the 25 “Icons of IP,” who have “made an indelible mark in the IP area.” The National Law Journal selected Dale as one of the “100 Most Influential Lawyers in America” and she has repeatedly been ranked as a “top tier” lawyer by Chambers. Dale is co-editor of the ABA’s recently published treatise, “Copyright Litigation Strategies Handbook”. She is also an adjunct professor at Harvard Law School, teaching copyright and trademark litigation.