Daniel F. Attridge

Dan Attridge

has practiced in Kirkland's Washington office since 1980 and served as the managing partner of the Washington office from 1998 to 2013. He is a very experienced trial and appellate lawyer who has litigated cases before federal and state courts, administrative agencies, and arbitration panels throughout the United States. His cases have involved a wide range of industries and practice areas, including intellectual property; antitrust and unfair competition; commercial and government contracts; insurance coverage and discrimination; and corporate and securities.

Dan is recognized in The Best Lawyers in America (under Commercial Litigation, Antitrust Litigation and Intellectual Property Litigation); featured in The National Law Journal's "Defense Hot List"; listed in SuperLawyers (under Business Litigation and Intellectual Property Litigation); noted in Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business (under Intellectual Property); rated "AV" by Martindale-Hubbell ("the highest level of professional excellence"); and listed in Who's Who in American Law, Who's Who in America, and Who's Who in the World.

On February 1, 2013, Dan began serving as Dean of the Columbus School of Law at The Catholic University of America. He continues his affiliation with Kirkland as Of Counsel.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Antitrust & Competition, 2) Intellectual Property, 3) Patent Infringement Litigation, 4) Litigation and 5) Commercial Litigation
Law School Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1979, cum laude
Education University of Pennsylvania, B.A., 1976, magna cum laude
Bar Member / Association State bar of District of Columbia
Most recent firm Kirkland & Ellis LLP
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