Mangesh A. Kulkarni

Associate, Intellectual Property   Privacy & Cybersecurity  

San Francisco 650.335.7818


Mangesh Kulkarni focuses his practice on representing technology and emerging companies in intellectual property and technology-based transactions, including drafting and negotiating commercial agreements and drafting consumer-facing terms of use and policies.

​Mangesh also advises clients on privacy and consumer protection issues, including compliance with HIPAA, U.S. and EU privacy laws and regulations (including the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield), the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and state auto-renewal laws.

Mangesh is also committed to professional diversity efforts and an active pro bono practice which has included representation of pro bono clients in immigration matters and eviction proceedings. ​

​Prior to joining Fenwick & West, Mangesh was an intellectual property associate at Kirkland & Ellis, LLP, where his practice focused on patent infringement litigation arising from the protection or use of a wide range of technologies, including cellular networks, wireless LAN technologies, networking hardware and software, mobile devices, and online services.

​During law school, he worked as a Clinical Intern for The Legal Aid Society, Immigration Law Unit and for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York. Prior to his law career, Mangesh was a software engineer with Cisco Systems, Inc. He also was a member of the Order of Barristers, Managing Editor of the Moot Court Board, and a Robert McKay Scholar.