• UCLA School of Law (J.D., 2015) Order of the Coif; Managing Editor, UCLA Law Review; first-year staff, UCLA Journal of Law and Technology
  • Haverford College (B.A., Political Science, 2010) Herman M. Somers Prize, best Political Science thesis

Rose Kautz is an associate in the Los Angeles office of Irell & Manella LLP, where she is a member of the firm’s litigation and IP litigation practice groups. Ms. Kautz's practice encompasses a wide range of complex commercial litigation, with an emphasis on patent and trademark disputes.

Ms. Kautz also maintains an active pro bono practice that includes a variety of subject matters, including immigration, domestic violence, and prisoners’ rights. Most recently, Ms. Kautz successfully argued in immigration court on behalf of a pro bono client seeking asylum from Central American gang violence.

Ms. Kautz earned her J.D. from UCLA School of Law, where she was elected Order of the Coif and served as Managing Editor of the UCLA Law Review; she was also a first-year staff member on the UCLA Journal of Law and Technology. While in law school, Ms. Kautz was a judicial extern for the Honorable Stephen Reinhardt of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She earned her B.A. in Political Science from Haverford College, with minors in German and Computer Science. While completing her degree, Ms. Kautz was part of the original development team for the Global Terrorism Research Project. This online database allows both qualitative and quantitative analysis of statements released by terrorists, making it a valuable tool in studying trends and combating global terrorism.

Prior to law school, Ms. Kautz worked in crisis communications, as part of a team developing media and internal strategies for corporations facing Chapter 11 bankruptcy and other organizational challenges.

Ms. Kautz is fluent in German.

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“A Recurring Problem In Patentability Of Computer Software,” co-author, Law360, February 2018

“Wheat, Weed, and Pizza: What Impacts Interstate Commerce For Trademark Filings?” Century City Lawyer, March 2016

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Bar & Court Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit