Stephen J. Elkind

B.S. and B.A., The George Washington University, Chemistry and Public Affairs Philosophy, 2008

M.S., University of California at Berkeley, Chemistry, 2010

J.D., New York University School of Law, 2013

Stephen's practice focuses on intellectual property litigation. Stephen began his legal career as an associate at Kirkland & Ellis LLP in New York. There, Stephen represented clients in a wide range of industries, including biotech, pharma, medical foods, and software. He has also successfully represented pro bono asylum seekers before the Department of Homeland Security and in Immigration Court. For his pro bono work, Stephen was awarded the Safe Haven Award from Immigration Equality, the Pro Bono Publico Award from the Legal Aid Society, and the Kirkland & Ellis Pro Bono Service Award.

Prior to joining Durie Tangri, Stephen served as law clerk to the Honorable Kathleen M. O'Malley on the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and to the Honorable J. Paul Oetken on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. He graduated cum laude from New York University School of Law where he was a Robert McKay Scholar. In law school, Stephen was also a Notes Editor on the Annual Survey of American Law, for which he received the Philip F. Cohen award, and an Articles Editor on the Journal of Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law.

Before law school, Stephen received his master's degree in Chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley. At Berkeley, Stephen's research focused on parallelizing algorithms to compute energy states of molecules in various configurations. He graduated summa cum laude from The George Washington University, where he received a B.A. in Public Affairs Philosophy and a B.S. in Chemistry.

In his free time, Stephen enjoys yoga, running, and classical music.

Admitted to the New York State Bar and to the California State Bar.

Stephen J.  Elkind