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Cristina Q. Almendarez



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.

Cristina works on patent preparation and prosecution in the U.S. and globally. She analyzes infringement and validity positions in pre-filing investigations. In addition, she researches and drafts various briefs and motions, works with expert and 30(b)(6) witnesses, and manages discovery and preparation for depositions.