Robert G. Krupka

t.  310.889.1990

f.  310.889.1995

Described as “One of the top trial lawyers in the country,” Bob tried over 75 cases to judgment, including 18 jury trials to verdict, during his 39 year career at Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Teams he led obtained verdicts totaling over $1 billion and recovered over $3 billion in settlements, including one of the largest patent settlements in history - $1.35 billion. He worked for top Fortune companies and highly innovative individuals on trials involving myriad technologically complex subject matters ranging from software to semiconductors, chemical processes to computers, and smart phones to pharmaceuticals.

Bob now acts as an advisor on complex business, intellectual property, and litigation issues. Bob’s trial and appellate experience yields creative solutions to unusual challenges, jury trials, and appeals.

Bob has been recognized by numerous magazines and received top accolades, including:

  • “Top 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America” (The National Law Journal - ‘06)
  • “Top Ten Trial Lawyers” (The National Law Journal - ‘05 and ‘98)
  • “2010 Los Angeles Intellectual Property Lawyer of the Year” (The Best Lawyers in America)
  • “100 Leading IP Litigators” and “Top 100 Attorneys in California” (Daily Journal - ‘09)
  • “The World’s Leading Lawyers in Intellectual Property” (Chambers Global - ‘06: “one of the foremost IP lawyers” in the country with “remarkable knowledge and great international connections” and “considerable skill at presenting a case in an understandable way, even if it is a complex high-tech matter.”)

Bob also serves as an Approved Mediator on the Roster of Mediators of the International Trade Commission for cases under the Tariff Act, 19 U.S.C. §337.

Throughout his career, Bob has been professionally active, serving in numerous bar association leadership positions, including the American Bar Association, the International Bar Association and the National Institute for Trial Advocacy.

Bob received his B.S. in Physics from Georgetown University, graduating cum laude and a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He received his law degree from the University of Chicago Law School, cum laude, Order of the Coif. He is admitted to practice in California, Colorado, the District of Columbia, Illinois, and Texas, and is a registered patent attorney. Bob is admitted to practice at the Supreme Court, the Federal Circuit, each regional Circuit Court of Appeal, and many District Courts.