Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Shanti Sadtler Conway is a partner in Kirkland’s New York office. Shanti focuses her practice on intellectual property, including copyright, trademark, false advertising, right of publicity, social media, licensing and contract issues. Her practice includes both counseling clients and litigating on their behalf, from trial through appeals and in a variety of fora. Shanti has been recognized by Law360 as a “Rising Star” and “Legal Lion,” by The National Law Journal as a “Sports, Gaming & Entertainment Trailblazer,” The American Lawyer as “Litigator of the Week,” in The Legal 500, and in the 2023 World Trademark Review for litigation. She is active in the Bar and has served on multiple Committees of the International Trademark Association, and previously was the Secretary of the Copyright and Literary Property Committee of the New York City Bar Association and was on Law360’s Media & Entertainment Editorial Advisory Board.
Shanti also represents non-profit corporations and low-income individuals in various pro bono matters, including intellectual property advice and immigration matters relating to LGBTQ+ and HIV+ asylum claims and domestic violence-based petitions. She directs the Firm’s NYC Public Service Fellowships, is a member of the Board of Directors for Immigration Equality, and has received the Immigration Equality Safe Haven Award five times for her asylum work.