Shearman And Sterling

Kieran Kieckhefer is a partner in the Litigation Group. Her practice focuses on patent, software copyright, and technical trade secret litigation in federal district courts. Kieran has experience across a broad spectrum of technologies and has handled cases in fields such as semiconductors, software, consumer electronics, networking, and cybersecurity.

An experienced trial attorney, Kieran has participated in a dozen trials and first-chaired half of them.  Kieran has tried patent, trade secret, breach of employment contract, and Lanham Act claims. She also has a breadth of experience before federal appellate courts, including the Ninth Circuit, Federal Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Kieran plays an active role in the support, mentorship, and retention of women in law. In 2012, she had the privilege of serving the City and County of San Francisco as an assistant district attorney.