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Cristina Q. Almendarez

  • Chicago
  • T: 312.701.9315
  • F: 312.701.9335


Harvard Law School, J.D.
  • Harvard Environmental Law Review, Article and Technical Editor
Yale University, B.S.
  • Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Prior Employment

  • Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Associate, 2014-2018
  • ACLU, Public Interest Law Initiative, Graduate Fellow, 2014

Bar Admissions

Court Admissions


  • Japanese (Intermediate)
  • Spanish (Conversational)

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association

Harvard Law Society of Illinois

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Cristina Almendarez is an intellectual property attorney who focuses her practice on patent infringement, trademark, and false advertising litigation.  She represents clients from a wide range of industries including biotechnology, biologic drugs, consumer goods, and manufacturing.

  • Analyzes infringement and validity positions in pre-filing investigations
  • Researches and drafts various briefs and motions
  • Works with expert and 30(b)(6) witnesses
  • Manages discovery and preparation for depositions