- McKinney School of Law Early Career Achievement Award (2013)
Kirby Lee is a trial attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice where he represents the federal government in intellectual property disputes, including patent, copyright and trademark matters. Last year, the department's intellectual property task force selected Lee for a White House detail, and Lee served as senior policy advisor to the intellectual property enforcement coordinator in the Executive Office of the President.
Lee is a visiting fellow as part of the Harvard Law School Wasserstein Fellowship Program for the 2012-2013 academic year. The Wasserstein Public Interest Fellows Program brings outstanding public interest attorneys to the Harvard Law School campus for one or two days during the year to advise law students about public service careers. Wasserstein Fellows are selected based on their public interest experiences, areas of expertise which interest students, and personal qualities that will make them excellent advisers.