Brigham Young University,

J. Reuben Clark Law School, J.D., 2006 (with Honors)


Brigham Young University, Marriott School of Management,

M.B.A. Finance, 2006

(with Honors)

University of Utah, 2000

B.S. Chem. Eng.

B.S. Chemistry

(cum laude)


Pro Bono Volunteer Attorney of the Year Award, Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing (2009)


Founding Member and Financial and Legal Officer of Cougar Capital, a University-sponsored venture capital/private equity fund


Second Place, 2006 Venture Capital Investment Competition, Irvine, CA


Semi-Finalist, 2006 Giles Rich IP Moot Court Regional Competition, San Francisco, CA


Best Brief and Winning Team, 2006 Giles Rich IP Moot Court, Utah State Competition


BYU Law Review, Editor


Illinois; U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 

Reid Huefner

Reid Huefner is an intellectual property attorney whose practice includes litigation, transactional, and opinion work concerning all aspects of intellectual property law. In addition to providing litigation services to clients in a host of venues, including district and appellate court, the ITC, the USPTO, and Customs — Reid has also provided intellectual property support in a variety of transactional contexts, such as software licensing, research and development and joint venture agreements, outsourcing, mergers, acquisitions, and bankruptcy. Reid has both depth and breadth of experience counselling clients on defending and protecting their patent, trade secret, copyright, and trademark assets in both litigation and transaction contexts. 

Reid's practice includes patent, trade secret, copyright, and trademark work for industry-leading clients in the following technological areas: 

  • ANDA/Hatch-Waxman

  • Automotive

  • Chemical and oil

  • Computer software and hardware

  • Consumer products

  • Dental products, both chemical and mechanical

  • Gaming systems

  • HVAC equipment

  • Mechanical devices

  • Medical devices and products

  • Pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals

  • Radio frequency identification (RFID)

  • Silicon ingot manufacturing
  • Telecommunications and wireless


Reid has also first chaired many pro bono cases, which have focused primarily on residential real estate disputes, artists involved in intellectual property disputes, and violations of the Illinois Freedom of Information Act.

AGS, Aker BioMarine, Auriga, Baxter Healthcare, Baxter International, BP, Colgate-Palmolive, Dow Chemical, Energy Future Holdings, General Motors, Indorama, Intel, Cisco, Kapsch, LKQ, Loren Cook, Massarelli's, Mark IV, Motorola, Nest Labs (now Google), Netgear, Nutraceutical, Pfizer, Ranir, Restorsea, Sandoz, Sun Microsystems, Swagway, U.S. Auto Parts, Wowza, Zoetis, various Venture Capital and Private Equity funds and their portfolio companies


Co-chair, U.S. Patents Committee, Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago 

President-elect, J. Reuben Clark Law Society, Chicago Chapter

Northern District of California
District of Delaware
Northern District of Illinois
Western District of Michigan 
District of New Jersey
Southern District of New York
Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Eastern District of Texas
Western District of Wisconsin
International Trade Commission
U.S. Court of International Trade
Eleventh Circuit


Partner, Kirkland & Ellis, Chicago, IL (2013-2016) 

Associate, Kirkland & Ellis, Chicago, IL (2006-2013) 

Public Interest Law Initiative Fellow, Citizen Advocacy Center, Elmhurst, IL (2007)

Law Clerk, Workman Nydegger, Salt Lake City, UT (2005-2006)

Intern, Chambers of the Honorable Judge Randall Rader, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (2005)

Intern, Chambers of the Honorable Judge Marian Blank Horn, United Stated Court of Federal Claims (2004)

Chemical Engineer, Abbott Laboratories, Chicago, IL (2000-2003)



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