Covington & Burling Distinguished Visitor and Lecturer on Law
Dale Cendali is a partner in Kirkland's New York office. She is a nationally recognized leader in the field of intellectual property litigation, having successfully litigated and tried numerous high-profile cases, and having argued before the U.S. Supreme Court. 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. Prior to joining Kirkland, Dale 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. Representative clients include Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp., J.K. Rowling, Warner Brothers, The Walt Disney Company, IBM, Apple, Lionel Trains, Tetris Company, The Associated Press and Victoria's Secret. Dale has repeatedly been ranked as a "top tier" lawyer by Chambers USA, which describes her as "one of the best lawyers in the country" in her field who combines "intellectual acuity" with a "tough, hard-working attitude." Dale has been recognized by the Harvard Law Bulletin as one of Harvard Law School's "Nifty 50," celebrating 50 of Harvard Law School's 7,200 women alumnae who have made a name for themselves. In 2010, the International Trademark Association elected Dale to serve as Counsel, the highest ranking position in the organization for an outside counsel. Dale is also the Vice Chair of the Copyright Division for the IP section of the American Bar Association.