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Kieran Kieckhefer is a partner in the Litigation practice. Her practice focuses on patent and trade secret litigation in federal district courts. Kieran has experience across a broad spectrum of technologies and has handled cases in fields such as software, consumer electronics, memory systems, networking and cybersecurity.

An experienced trial attorney, Kieran has tried patent, trade secret, breach of employment contract, and Lanham Act claims. In addition to her extensive involvement litigating patent and trade secret cases in courts across the country, she has a breadth of experience before federal appellate courts, including the Ninth Circuit, Federal Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Kieran plays an active role in the support, mentorship, and retention of women in law. In 2012, she had the privilege of serving the City and County of San Francisco as an assistant district attorney.