Dale Cendali is a partner in Kirkland & Ellis LLP’s New York office and the head of the firm’s Copyright, Trademark, Internet and Advertising practice. Dale is a nationally recognized leader in the field of intellectual property litigation, having successfully litigated and tried numerous high-profile cases and argued before the U.S. Supreme Court. She has particular expertise in film, television, publishing and theatrical disputes. Managing Intellectual Property named her well-publicized trial victory for J.K. Rowling as the “Copyright Trial of the Year.” She has been repeatedly ranked as a “top tier” lawyer by Chambers Global and Chambers USA, which describe her as “one of the best lawyers in the country” in her field. They praise Dale as a “superb litigator” who combines “intellectual acuity” with a “tough, hard-working attitude,” and who “thinks quickly on her feet and vigorously defends her clients.” Dale was named one of the 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America by the National Law Journal. She is a summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Yale College, where she was president of the Yale Dramatic Association. Dale also is a graduate of the Harvard Law School, where she is now an adjunct professor, teaching a class on Copyright and Trademark Litigation.