Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Dale Cendali is an intellectual property partner in Kirkland’s New York office. Throughout her distinguished career, Ms. Cendali has successfully represented clients such as Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, Warner Bros., Twentieth Century Fox, the Associated Press, the International Olympic Committee, MySpace and Victoria’s Secret in numerous high-profile cases, including arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court. Before joining Kirkland, Ms. Cendali served as the chair of O’Melveny & Myers’ New York Intellectual Property and Technology Practice, and as firmwide chair of the Copyright, Trademark and Internet Subpractice. Her practice encompasses copyright, trademark, patent, Internet and trade secrets law, as well as defamation, the right of publicity, false advertising, privacy, complex contract disputes and similar areas, including electronic discovery. Ms. Cendali also is an adjunct professor at Harvard Law School, where she teaches copyright and trademark litigation.
Ms. Cendali has been nationally recognized as a leader in intellectual property litigation who has been described by Chambers USA as “one of the best lawyers in the country” in her field who combines “intellectual acuity” with a “tough, hard-working attitude” calling her a “superb litigator” who “thinks quickly on her feet and vigorously defends her clients.” The World Trademark Review recognized her as a “Trademark Experts’ Expert.” The National Law Journal named her as one of “America’s Top 50 Women Litigators” and also as one of the “50 Most Influential Women Lawyers in America.” IP Law & Business recognized her as one of the “Magnificent Seven - IP’s Best Young Trial Lawyers.”