Alan Heinrich is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Irell & Manella LLP and a member of the firm’s litigation, intellectual property litigation and appellate groups. His practice focuses on complex business and intellectual property litigation at both the trial court and appellate court levels. Heinrich has been recognized by Chambers & Partners as "Up and Coming" in the area of intellectual property law in the 2008 Chambers USA Leading Lawyers for Business Guide, and as a "rising star in intellectual property litigation" in the 2009 edition of the Legal 500 United States. From 2006-2010, he has been selected for inclusion in Los Angeles Magazine's Southern California "Rising Stars" in intellectual property litigation.
Heinrich has a strong background in patent law and patent infringement litigation, having represented large corporate and organizational clients such as eBay, Skype, Immersion Corporation, Avago Technologies, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation of the University of Wisconsin, and the Natural Resources Defense Council.
Heinrich earned his J.D., summa cum laude, from Loyola Law School in 2000, where he was valedictorian of his class and chief articles editor of the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review. In 2000–2001, he served as law clerk to the Honorable Diarmuid F. O'Scannlain, Circuit Judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in Portland, Oregon. He received his B.A., magna cum laude, from Washington and Lee University, and a Ph.D. in Classics from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Upon completion of his Ph.D., he was a lecturer at the University of Southern California, where he taught courses in Latin and Ancient Greek. Heinrich has also taught Federal Courts as an adjunct professor of law at Loyola Law School.