Brian Leary

Brian Leary

PHONE: 212-808-2978 FAX: 212-351-3401
Brian Leary’s practice focuses on intellectual property litigation and counseling, including on patent, copyright, and trademark issues. He has represented clients in a range of industries, including computer software, hardware, and services; biofuel; and media and entertainment. Mr. Leary has also served as pro bono counsel representing asylum seekers before the Department of Homeland Security. Prior to beginning his legal career, Mr. Leary was a software engineer for a number of years.

Prior Experience

  • Associate, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, New York, New York, 2012-2014


  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Clerk & Government Experience

  • Law Clerk to the Hon. Maryanne Trump Barry, United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 2015
  • Law Clerk to the Hon. Faith S. Hochberg, United States District Court, New Jersey, 2014-2015



Brian Leary, Safe Harbor Start-Ups: Liability Rulemaking Under the DMCA, 87 New York University Law Review 1135 (2012)


New York University School of Law, J.D., 2012, cum laude; NYU Law Review, Executive Editor; Lederman/Milbank Fellow in Law & Economics

Arizona State University, M.F.A., 2005; B.A., English, 2001; B.S., Psychology, 2001


2013, New York



230 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10169
Phone: 212-351-3400


101 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: 415-573-1900